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!

AGM – 8 October

Our club AGM will be on Monday 8 October at 6.30 pm – venue TBC but likely to be our fave AGM venue, the Pig & Whistle.

Our club is in great shape, and we need some fresh members to take over the reins and help our club continue to move forward and keep supporting everyone in this awesome sport.

Nominations are open – please email these to ratsrotorua@gmail.com

The Runway Rats Race (Duathlon)

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RATs is pretty excited to announce our involvement at a cool event at Ride the Runway at the Rotorua Bike Festival!
The Runway RATs Race is a duathlon with a difference – it’s on the runway at Rotorua Regional Airport, and you’ll have 45 minutes to do as many run and bike loops during the allocated time as you can. The run is 900m, the bike is 3.3km, so this is going to be crazy fun.
Get in quick, entries are strictly limited, and only $10

Enter here.

RATs Club Nights – Summer 2018-2019!

We will be starting up our Monday Summer Club Nights with our now-traditional Blue Lake swim on Monday 22 October at 9.30 am. More details to follow shortly on this opening session.

We have created a Summer Club Night Calendar for you to view, print out, stick on the fridge, whatever. Check it out here.

Ecomist Blue Lake Multisport Festival 2019

26-27 January 2019

2019 information can be found here

Enter here.

GoPhysio Aquathon (5.5km run; 800m swim)
Lumberjax Mini Golf Kids Triathlon (100m swim; 2km ride; 1km run)
Swim T3 YHA Open Water Swim (750m and 2km options)
Cyclezone Sprint Tri (750m swim; 16km ride; 5.5km run)
Podium 5.5km Fun Run/Walk
or enter the Feed Your Fuel Mountain Jade King/Queen of the Lake series!

Ironman Aid Station

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

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