Welcome to the Scorching Triathlons
The 2015/2016 season is our thirteenth season and includes our 100th Scorcher – wahoo!
The first ever Scorching Event was held on the 25th of May 2003. That’s 13 years of bringing our special event series to Wellington and its visitors.
To celebrate this significant milestone a new celebratory iconic event option has been introduced – the “Wellington Half”, a Long Distance Triathlon comprised of a 2km swim, 90km cycle, and a 21.1km run, to be held on Sunday 24th of January 2016 (Wellington Anniversary weekend).
A long distance triathlon event has not been held in Wellington since the early 1990’s making this a particularly significant event for the wider multisport community within New Zealand. Entries will be limited.
In addition to this very special event and as per normal we’ll be holding 5 other Scorching Triathlons between November 2015 and April 2016. We hope to see you at one (or more) of our events over summer!
P.S. be sure to also check the Scorching Duathlons which run August through October 2015 (a great lead in to the triathlon season) – click here for more
A fun and relaxed series for all abilities
The Scorching Triathlons are a fun and relaxed series designed to suit everybody. The events involve swimming, cycling and running for participants of all abilities (and if you don’t want to swim we cater for that as well). Our focus is on participation, and as such there are no first prizes, but plenty of spot prizes.
The events are based within the Wellington region (mainly at Scorching Bay), in New Zealand. There are multiple distances offered at each event (short, medium and long) catering for all abilities.
For those who are not confident swimmers (or maybe you just don’t like swimming) there are also Duathlon options (run / cycle / run) available at all events for all distances. You also have the option to complete the event as part of a team (2 or 3 members, we’re not fussy!).
And for those of you who are 80% fish we also offer swim only options (ranging from 500m to 2k) at all events held at Scorching Bay.
We believe good events are those that are professional and well organised. Great events also involve a bit of fun too, which we like injecting in large quantities. We hope you can join us for some Scorcher magic soon.