The Triathlon Festival Package includes free entry in each of the events shown on this page (1 Individual, or 1 for each team member (2 or 3 person teams)).

Additional meal tickets can be purchased for your supporters when you Register.

Also, anyone not competing in the triathlon is welcome to participate in just the Boiler Swim and/or Tour de Raro. If you plan to do so please Contact us to set up a Registration before the event so that timing chips can be organised.

If you were a past competitor (prior to 2016) please be aware that the transition venue at Nukupere Park, near Muri Lagoon, is no longer being used.
Since 2016, the transition and swim has moved 3km down the road (clockwise) to a site in Tikioki, just past Fruits of Rarotonga.

This is an ocean swim of approximately 800 metres, an out and back around the protruding wreck of the SS Maitai.

The Pasta Party follows the Boiler Swim and will be held at the Edgewater Resort.

So anyone who attends the Boiler Swim  will need to make their way from Avarua (town centre) to the resort. The distance is about 7k, or a 10min drive, and there is generally plenty of time.

At the Pasta Party there will also be a Registration Package pickup for competitors who did not collect at the Boiler Swim. 

There will also be a Triathlon Race Briefing during the Pasta Party, so be sure to ask any questions if you are unsure of anything related to the triathlon.

The International Triathlon was first run in 1995. While the majority of competitors each year have come from New Zealand, the event has also had international participants from Australia, Tahiti, USA, Canada and Sweden.

The Awards dinner will be held at the Edgewater Resort on Sunday afternoon, the day after the triathlon. 

It is your chance to wind down and celebrate your participation in the triathlon and to relive any achievements or mishaps with your friends

Following the dinner will be the awards presentation to all category winners, plus random draws for flights, provided by event sponsor Air New Zealand. Winners must be present in order to collect their prize.

Music will be played after the presentation, and and the dance floor will open for those wishing to loosen up.

The Rarotonga chapter of the Hash House Harriers organises an Island Feast for the participants and supporters who are attending the Triathlon Festival.

This event will start with the 'Hash Run' (optional) which ends up on a beach. The location details are announced at the Awards banquet.

A delicious assortment of food will be available, prepared by the local Hash House members. 

   Rarotonga Hash House Harriers

The cycle race was added to the list of events in 1998 as an additional event for visiting athletes to compete in and a chance for the Cook Island residents to get some international competition.

The course record is 42:16, set in 2002 by Australian Ironman Luke Bell.  Bell was unable to complete the triathlon that year due to an injury but his cycle split in the Tour de Raro has since been unbeatable.

The Tour de Raro BBQ and Awards presentation follows the Tour De Raro cycle race and will be held at the Edgewater Resort.

The cycle race ends in Avarua, so athletes and supporters will need to make their way from Avarua (town centre) to the resort. The distance is about 7k, or a 10min drive.

Following the BBQ there will be an awards presentation plus a few novelty random draws.

The Matutu Mile is a fun run/walk novelty event, followed by a sausage sizzle. 

The start/finish for the event will be not far from the Matutu Brewing Company. Additional details will be provided at the Triathlon Awards Dinner.

Entry is by gold coin donation, and is not covered by the Triathlon Festival Package.