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!

Podium Winter Duathlon Series

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Entries for Race 2 close at 6pm 22 June
Further details and maps are here.

Make sure you read the race briefing and Health & Safety notes – here

Results are in:
Race #1 – 27th May 2018

Bunch Rides are back!!

Every Saturday 8 am from 12th May – meet at Lime Café for a casual group ride followed by coffee.
More details are here, or check Facebook for updates and cancellations.

Spin Classes at Whakarewarewa School

All the details are here.
Don’t forget to bring a headlamp… it’s dark in the carpark!

Ironman Aid Station

Many thanks to our Ironman volunteers! Another fabulous Bike Aid Station!
IM Volees

Wetsuit Hire

RATs recently purchased some new wetsuits in a range of sizes – these are 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