Welcome to the Rotorua Association of Triathletes and Multisport (RATS)

RATs is a triathlon and multisport club catering for all levels of ability and activity, from beginners to Olympic hopefuls.

Our training sessions are open to all and you can participate at your own level.

So if you’re not already a member, check out our Facebook page, try a training session or two, join up and get involved!

Ecomist Blue Lake Multisport Festival 2017

28-29 January 2017


This is our BIG club event for the year. Have you entered yet? There is something for everyone!

The Physiotherapy Clinic Aquathon (5.5km run; 800m swim)
Pita Pit Kids Triathlon (100m swim; 2km ride; 1km run)
YHA Open Water Swim (750m and 2km options)
Cyclezone Sprint Tri (750m swim; 16km ride; 5.5km run)
or enter the Mountain Jade King/Queen of the Lake series!

Entries are now open to the 2017 Blue Lake Multisport Festival.

Keep an eye on your inbox or visit our Facebook page to keep up on the latest information.

Triathlon Fundamentals Training Series

Lead by experienced Coach (and Athlete) Mark ‘Cabin’ Leishman, our summer training series continues with 8 sessions planned for the New Year 2017.

Dates and details are here

These fundamental sessions are aimed to help athletes of all ages & abilities to develop their skills.

Open to everyone, however you MUST email Cabin to register.

There will be further sessions in March for specific Xterra training.

RATS Events Calendar

We have summarised upcoming events and training sessions into one handy calendar. We will keep this updated throughout the course of the year.
January-April 2017

Splash & Dash Summer Aquathon results are up!

Race #1 -19th December 2017

Winter 2016 Duathlon results

Race #1 -29th May 2016

Kids Winter 2016 Duathlon results

1st March 2016


Blue Lake Buoy distances

Blue Lake – Distances between buoys Updated 26/01/2016

Buoy number, starting at Ski Club end Distance between (m) Distance from beach (m), ONE WAY
Beach 0
1 50 50
2 92 142
3 108 250
4 100 350
5 90 440
6 80 520
7 110 630
8 90 720
9 130 850
10 100 950
11 80 1030
12 100 1130
13 80 1210
14 100 1310
15 60 1370
Far Beach 40 1410