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


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.

RATS Annual Winter Duathlon series is back!

Our series has three races, based at the Waipa MTB Carpark of Rotorua’s famous Whakarewarewa Forest, held each month over May, June and July.
Keep fit over the colder months by coming and joining in. There is an event to suit every family member – from speedsters down to the littlies:

Dates for 2016:

Sunday 29 May
Sunday 26 June
Sunday 31 July

All events have an off-road running component and MTB cycle course, with the June event only being a road cycle.

There’s an event for every ability to stay challenged over winter and have a lot of fun:
Long Course 4.5k run – 15km bike – 3km run
Short Course 3km run – 8km bike -1.5km run
Kids Course 1.5km run, 3km bike – 500m run

Register on the day between 8.30-9.30 am – races start from 10 am, all based at the Waipa MTB Carpark.

MTB Course Maps for short and long course:Winter Duathlon Short Course
Winter Duathlon Long Course

The short course is suitable for kids 10 years and older who are confident riding grade 2 trails such as Dipper but would like to step up from the Kids Course.

Entry Fees:

Race Series

Non-RATS Members $40
Rats Members $25

Single Race

Non-RATs Members $15
RATs Member $10
Teams (RATs Members) $20
Teams (RATs Non Members) $30
Kids Race $5

On the day entry’s and cash will be accepted or the 2016 Winter Duathlon Entry Form can be downloaded Here, completed and e-mailed to ratsrotorua@gmail.co.nz. Payment can be made to the Rats bank account 03-1552-0093756-00. For reference Please use “Your Name” “Du series” or “Your Name” “Du Race #” (# is the race number or numbers that you are entering).

2016 Results

1 Results Winter Du 1 – 29th May 2016

RATS Kids Duathlon 2016


2016 Kids Duathlon Results

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