Who we are


Capital City Triathlon is Wellington's local duathlon, triathlon and aquabike series based at beautiful Scorching Bay. Our focus is on bringing the tri community a low key, relaxed, fun and friendly event series that is suitable for all levels.


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!


We have 7 events lined up this season - 3 duathlons and 4 triathlons - with a range of options on offer including Aquabike & swim only. This year we also have an Enduro distance available as a lead in to the major long distance events.

event schedule

Click on an event for more information. Scroll along to see more. Thanks to Ross Capill for the great images.

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what we offer

Sometimes our events double as Wellington Champs races but don’t worry, it’s not all about the speedsters. We welcome everyone, whether you have triathlon running through your veins or if you just want to add a tick to your bucket list. With a range of distances and formats available there really is something for everyone!

  • Friendly: We welcome all abilities. No judgment here
  • Affordable: No bells and whistles so we can keep the entry fee down
  • Relaxed: Non intimidating,welcoming and encouraging. 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!
First Timers

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


The Wellington Tri Club are here to promote triathlon in the Wellington region by fostering a community for triathletes of all skills and abilities (from beginners, to social competitors, to elite athletes), through regular events, activities and communications. For more info visit their website or find them on Facebook for triathlon and training related discussions and questions.

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