Welcome to Rotorua Association of Triathlon and Multisport Inc. (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!

2019 Podium Winter Duathlon Series

What a fantastic series! Congratulations everyone!
And a round of applause for our amazing volunteer team! It wouldn’t happen without you all!

Here are all the results:
Race #1 – 26 May 2019
Race #2 – 30 June 2019
Race #3 – 21 July 2019

Blue Lake Multisport Festival 2020


Entries open 1 August. Enter here

For more information here

Spin Classes have finished for 2019. We’ll be back again in 2020

Tuesday & Thursday nights 6-7pm
Further details here

Kids Duathlon 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2109
Well done everyone on a fantastic day!!
Here are the results:
2019 Rats Kids Du Results

Short course:
Run 500m, Bike 3km, Run 500m

Run 1.5km, Bike 8km, Run 500m

All the information and the course maps are here

Subs for the 2019/2020 Season

At the AGM, subs were discussed at agreed to be set at the following rates for the year 1 OCT 2019 – 31 OCT 2020 We allow a month overlap because we hold the AGM in October. If you join after 1 August, your membership is rolled over into the following year :

Adult (23+): $45. Includes Tri NZ full or social membership
Junior (16-23): $30. Includes Tri NZ full membership
Child (up to 15): $10. Includes Tri NZ social membership

The subs have increased in 2018 for the first time in a number of years. The increase is due to the introduction of the compulsory Tri NZ affiliation for each triathlon club member.

Life Members
You will be emailed a promo code to use in the new system. Please contact us if you have not received this.

A full Tri NZ membership means you do not have to pay racing license fees for affiliated events.

Sign up here

Wetsuit Hire

RATs has wetsuits in a range of sizes for our members to borrow. Cost is $100 bond which is returned to you when the wetsuit comes back. Great opportunity for those looking to get into open water swimming or triathlon but aren’t sure about making the leap to buying a wetsuit.
You will need to fill in this form and email Rats to arrange a hire.

RATS Club Champs -New Qualification System

We have rejigged our Club Champs so that members can look to achieve points at a range of events across the year, including RATs events.

These are still in draft format however we plan to progress with this or something very close to it. As a minimum, it will help you identify the events and sessions you can attend in order for your results to be considered in our Club Champs tally. Check it out here.

Financial Awards

A reminder that any RATs financial member can apply to the committee for a Financial Award. This is a way for members to apply for financial assistance to achieve their goal. More information can be found here.


The club is now on Instagram. Give the account a follow AND when you’re uploading your own relevant pics, use the hashtag #ratsrotorua

RATs Strava Club

We have set up a club on Strava – request to join! It is a good way to find other training partners or see where others RATs are running and riding to get some inspiration – and also we will be running a few Strava challenges for members over the off-season to keep you motivated.

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