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Welcome and Introduction

From the Cook Islands Triathlon Association we extended an invitation to the 21st annual Air New Zealand Rarotonga International Triathlon festival to be held in May 7-13, 2015. The triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015.


We invite you to experience a triathlon in an island paradise - a swim in warm clear water of one of the South Pacific’s most beautiful lagoons, a cycle around the entire island and a run along palm fringed roads.  It is an olympic distance triathlon (1500m/41k/10k), however has proven to also be popular with long course triathletes as well as first timers.


If you are looking for a different sort of race, this is one that most club level and age group competitors will enjoy. This race is high in enjoyment and with the opportunity to sample Polynesia – its islands and its laid back lifestyle. 

A couple of short videos of the 2013 Triathlon and Boiler Swim have been posted and will give you a flavour of the event:

<2013 Raro Tri Video> / <2013 Boiler Swim Video>.

Images from the 2013 and 2014 events by professional photographer Scott Taylor can be viewed from the links below:

Scott has also posted a story board from his two years of covering the event that can be found on this link:

A youtube video of the 2014 event has also been posted by Wendy from (thanks Wendy!)

This will give you a good idea of what to expect if you attend in 2015.

For general information on the Cook Islands, please visit the Cook Islands Tourism site


Cook Islands Triathlon Association Facebook page


The 2014 CITAI Annual Report may now be downloaded (This is a large PDF file, 141Mb, due to the numerous photos included).

It is a historical look at activities since September 2013 and provides a photographic record of events throughout the year.

Recent Updates


16-Nov-14 2015 Triathlon Festival updates
- Triathlon Week Calendar added (home page)
- Accommodation Specials from host resort (Edgewater) added (Accommodation page)
- 2015 Travel Package from Pukekohe Travel added
- 2015 Registration Fees updated (Race Entry page)

Your entry fee covers all events from Thursday through Tuesday, so consider this when booking flights and accommodation.

Above photo of Muri lagoon, site for the triathlon swim leg.

Our overseas visitors are welcome to join the locals at these events.  All are of a social nature yet with a competitive edge. They are appropriate for all skill levels from first timers to elites.



Modest prize money along with sponsors products applies for the Triathlon, however the main reason for you entering should be to have fun, enjoy the challenge and even make a sporting holiday of it. The first male and female competitors will win return air tickets sponsored by Air New Zealand.  For the other events, there will be sponsor's product prizes.


Competitors must be present at the prize giving dinner to claim prizes.



Should you require any further information please contact Jennie George on email:

For Accommodation,Vehicle Hire and Travel Options please support our event sponsors:
New! 2015 Edgewater Triathlon Specials and Bonus Offers
New! 2015 Travel Package from Pukekohe Travel

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