AMP South Kids Tryathlon Information

Sunday 19 March 2017

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A 5% online entry fee will apply to all Online Entries.


Individual entry is $25.
Team entry - 3 team members $75, 2 team members $50.

All entries include a t-shirt.  

T-Shirt Sizing (Measurements taken while garment flat)

Size     Across Chest       Length (back)
 4-6  35cm  51cm
 8-10  41cm  56cm
 12-14        46cm  65cm
 L  55cm  76cm

Online entries will close on Friday 17 March at 5:00pm and manual entries will close at the Bike Shops and AMP South on Friday 17 March at 5:00pm. Manual entries will be accepted at Sport Southland until Friday 17 March, 5:00pm.


  • A $5 admin fee will be retained for any cancellations before 5:00pm on Friday 17 March.
  • No refunds will be given for any cancellations after 5:00pm on Friday 17 March.
  • If the event is cancelled due to extreme weather or any other factors outside the event organisers control, no refund will be given. However, t-shirts and medals will still be made available. 

INDIVIDUAL & TEAM SECTION (distances approx)
'Splash and Dash' - Wade/Paddle 1 x length of Learner's Pool; Bike 4km; Run 1.5km 

'Splash, Scoot and Dash' - Wade/Paddle 1 x length of Learner's Pool; Scooter 2km; Run 1.5km 

7 - 10 yrs - Swim 100m; Bike 4km; Run 1.5km

11 - 12 yrs - Swim 200m; Bike 8km; Run 1.5km
13 - 14 yrs - Swim 200m; Bike 8km; Run 1.5km 

THE SWIM - will be in lanes in the pool. Each age group will start separately, starting with 7-10 years. Swimmers will leave the pool through the side entrance.
THE BIKE - course goes out onto Tweed Street to Lindisfarne Street to Railway Line, then bike along the walk/bike track along the Otepuni stream out onto Elles Rd, Continuing around to Tweed Street to complete required laps. On the last lap you will be directed back into the cycle transition, "you must count your own laps".
4 km cyclists will do 2 laps
8 km cyclists will do 4 laps
Return your bike to transition area.
THE RUN - is a 1500m 'zig-zag" of Rugby Park Stadium, including mystery obstacle course (new this year), finishing under the "Finish" banner.

Located on the western terrace of Rugby Park Stadium, officials will show competitors where to put bikes and bike clothing between 8:30 - 9:30am.
Helmets are to be fastened before mounting your bike.


Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March 

9.00am - 5.00pm Race Pack Collection, Sport Southland

On The Day
8.00am - 9.00am Race Pack Collection, Splash Palace
8.00am - 9.30am Race Numbering, Splash Palace
8.30am Bike Transition area opens, Rugby Park carpark
9.30am Bike Transition area closes, Rugby Park carpark
9.40am Race Briefing, Splash Palace
10.00am Race Start, Splash Palace

Prizegiving 15 minutes after final competitor finishes

N.B. It is extremely important that all competitors arrive on time as it is essential that this event begins on time.


  • No assistance from family or friends - FAIR PLAY is the guiding rule.
  • Officials will show competitors where to put their bikes.
  • In the interests of safety and security, the transition area is restricted to competitors only and entry will be by displaying your race number.
  • Teams are to enter category of oldest team member.
  • You may not remove your bike until completion of the last event.
  • The wearing of your AMP South Financial Services Tryathlon t-shirt during the event is optional. However, you must not wear clothing which conflicts with the sponsors.
  • Marshalls wearing brightly coloured bibs and using directional arrows and cones will be on all sections of the course to direct you. You must obey their instructions.
  • The race director's decision on all race matters is final.

'Splash and Dash' and 'Splash, Scoot and Dash':Open to all ages with no swim level required other than the ability to wade 1 x length of the Learner's Pool. This is followed by 4km bike or a 2km scooter and finally a 1.5km run. This section is aimed to include the non swimmers primarily. 

Swim: Children need to be able to swim 100 metres.
Bike: You must have a fastened helmet and protective footwear. If your helmet is not fitted correctly you will be stopped. You may wish to put a t-shirt and shorts on. Bikes are to be in a good working order. Bikes will be checked as they are taken into the transition area on the day of the event.
Run: Footwear is recommended.

WAIVER: Please read.

    • There are no prizes for placegetters as the emphasis is not on winning but giving it a try.
    • 4 major spot prizes from Invercargill cycle stores. 4 entries will be drawn out at the conclusion of the event.  Winners must be present to receive their prize, which will then be presented to them at their school assembly by a Southland Tri Club member and an AMP South Representative.
    • Each registered entrant who participates in the event will receive a medallion, t-shirt and a drink (courtesy of Fonterra).
    • You must be present to collect any spot prizes.

    • Mum and Dad.....for the safety of all competitors, vehicle access during the race will be severely restricted so please do not move your vehicle during the racing. If you have to leave early please park well clear.
    • Pool car park will be closed.
    • Suggestion: Bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy after the event and don't forget to be sun smart.

    Enquires to: Matt Randall 027 471 5654 or 

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