From the Cook Islands Triathlon we extended to you an invitation to the 21st annual Air New Zealand Rarotonga International Triathlon festival.

While the main sporting event is the triathlon (1500/41/10) there is also an ocean swim (800m) a cycle race (31km).

The events have been popular with first timers, long course specialists, ITU age group representatives and a few ITU Elites.  Check out the Results from previous years to get an idea of who's been competing in past years and the top 10 times in the various categories.

If you are looking for a different sort of race, this is one that most club level and age group competitors will enjoy. This race is high in enjoyment and with the opportunity to sample Polynesia – its islands and its laid back lifestyle. 

The social activities which have been organised for competitors and supporters ensure that your trip to the Cook Islands will be unforgettable for everyone.

A special thank-you to Scottie, a professional events photographer who has been attending our event for the past few years and who has given us permission to use his photos on this website. Please visit Scottie T's Raro Tri Photos for more photos.

A YouTube video of the 2014 event has also been posted by and will give you a genuine view of what to expected in 2015.

Be sure to visit and Like our FaceBook page if you wish to keep up to date with the local triathlon community:

Cook Islands Triathlon Association

Festival Events

For details on each of the events listed below visit our Festival Events page.


Modest prize money along with sponsors products applies for the Triathlon, however the main reason for you entering should be to have fun, enjoy the challenge and even make a sporting holiday of it.

The first male and female competitors will win return air tickets sponsored by Air New Zealand.  For the other events, there will be sponsor's product prizes.

Competitors must be present at the prize giving dinner to claim prizes.

Accommodation and Travel

When planning your trip please consider the 2015 Triathlon Specials which our sponsors have prepared, just for you!

For additional details on an Edgewater "Bonus Special" (booking by 15-Dec-14) visit our Accommodation page. 
2015 Triathlon Special
2015 Raro Triathlon Package
2015 Island Car and Bike Hire Triathlon Special

Our main event sponsor is Air New Zealand, who fly direct from Auckland and Sydney. Watch for flight specials to the Cook Islands!

For general information on the Cook Islands, please visit the Cook Islands Tourism site

 If you have any questions or queries, please Contact us.