Capital City Triathlon is Wellington’s newest triathlon and duathlon series, making our debut in the city for the 2017-18 season after the departure of the long running Scorching Triathlons. Our focus is on bringing Wellington’s swim-bike-runners a low key, relaxed and friendly event that is suitable for all levels – elite racers, speedy and not-so-speedy age groupers, weekend warriors, novices, and first timers. We’ve taken things back to basics - no expensive timing systems, race packs or prizes. It's grassroots racing at its finest, and no fancy bells and whistles means we can keep the entry fee low making the whole series affordable too!

For 2018-19 we’re bringing you 7 events: three duathlons and four triathlons. We're still working on the finer details but have a look at the dates below and pencil them in. Once we’ve done a bit more organising we can start locking things in. Stay tuned!


What we offer

  • Friendly: We welcome all abilities. No judgment here
  • Affordable: No bells and whistles so we can keep the entry fee down
  • Relaxed: Non intimidating and welcoming. No need to be scared
  • Safe: It's all about getting you to the finish line safely
  • Fun: What's the point in doing it if you're not having fun!


Facts from the 2017-18 season

Number of events
Total Participants
First Timers
Oldest Participant

what our participants say

Laid back, very simple to follow, low key no frills but good bang for your buck

Was a great atmosphere to just give it a go.

Great balance between holding a well organised event allowing all levels to compete while keeping it low key and relaxed

I guess it encouraged me to get out and give it a go.

I don’t have to be super fit or fast or competitive.