The Final Cut Here We Go!

The training is done, it's just a coast to the start line now, relax and look forward to a great day on Sunday.This final installment has just a couple of reminders, including the info that explains how your day will run. It's essential to be familiar with this and to also have checked out the site maps (see buttons at bottom), YOU MUST know your course. This makes the morning less confusing, so that you can focus on your event, not where to go and how to get there. 

All Long Distance participants have received and additional email with specific instructions that apply to you only.


Saturday 27 February
2pm - 3pm RECOMMENDED (optional)
Registration* & Late Entries  - Clubrooms - adjacent to Waterfront Bar, Garden Road.

Sunday 28 February
7.00am - Transition & Registration open* (final chance to Enter/Register & gear drop)
8.00am - Registration Closed & Transition area cleared
8.15am - Compulsory Event briefing and Karakia on the beach
8.30am - Long Distance participants & Fun Runners move to start points

8.30am - Group warm up with Strive 2b Fit on the beach (7mins)
8.45am - Long Distance Triathlon/Duathlon & Fun Run STARTS
8.45am - All other events move to start areas, swimmers piped down beach
9.00am - All remaining events begin - wave starts
11.45am - Approx. Prizegiving in Marine Gardens
* Note - If you completed an online entry AFTER 6pm Tuesday 23rd February please report to the Late Entry desk at registration to collect your rego pack

Weather & Cancellations

The event will NOT be cancelled in the case of rain.
Unless conditions are extreme we will go ahead. More FM (Kapiti 90.3 & Wellington 95.3) will advise of an unlikely cancellation or urgent messages.

Any changes/updates will also be posted on the front page of our website and on our FB page.


It's important you have some idea of where to park.
We have road closure on the morning for Garden Road and Matatua Rd (from Alexander Rd - Tui Rd intersections) so you will need to do a small amount of walking to get to registration.
You can park in surrounding streets that are NOT on any of the bike course.

We have also organised two local schools that have good FREE parking spaces.
1. Raumati Beach Primary school - Raumati Road, Raumati Beach. They have a new 'top' carpark accessed off Raumati Road and adjacent to Kiwi Road.  Clearly visible from the road - with KWT 'Event Parking' signs outside.
2. Kapiti College - Raumati Road, Raumati Beach. Turn into the carpark area, off Raumati Road, make your way down the driveway and use the asphalt area. Please do not park on any grass areas. There will be KWT 'Event Parking' signs outside on Raumati Road to guide you.

Covid-19 Information - Please SCAN in

We want to be responsible event citizens so please ensure you and any of your supporters SCAN in when you arrive at the event site both Saturday and/or Sunday.  There will be plenty of QR codes around as well as many of our staff will be wearing a Covid-19 QR bib code!  There will also be hand sanitiser available.  Yes!

Assuming Wellington/Kapiti are in level 1 on Sunday 28th February the event will go ahead according to usual operating procedures, with consideration to operating under Government level 1 Covid-19 protocols. Our full covid policy is available on our here


If you ordered your cool kit by 25 January, you will pick it up from the Merchandise table at registration. (it is NOT automatically put into your rego bag). Just follow the signs.

Merchandise Info

If you are kicking yourself because you haven't ordered any....the good news is, you can still order up until 10 March for direct delivery (includes $10 P&P). Green Monkey Velo who designed and made this years kit, will be onsite in the finish park, for you to try on before you buy. 

They will have a very small number of items for sale at registration on a first come first served basis.  

For 2021:  Event T-Shirt, Performance Cap, Cycle Jersey & Event Singlet.  You can check out this year's designs on the merchandise page 

Timing - How, Why and Who?

In order for us to give you your finish time you must wear a timing transponder  on your ankle at ALL times.   You pick these up at 'Registration'. 

TEAMS - Each athlete will receive a timing chip and bib tagged to your team entry. (The numbers maybe different but they all relate to your entry).

At each tag location beside the bike racks, you will just need to tag your team mate - no change of chip required.  

At the end of the athletes may keep your bib numbers.

ALL timing transponders must be returned to our finish line crew before leaving the finish area. Non returned ankle chips will be charged back to a participant at $30. 

Stalls in the Park

The Waterfront Bar will be open from 7.00am for filter and Barista coffee, Tea and snacks and they will have a good variety takeway items for you to grab and go.

 Please support those supporting our event.

In the finish area park we also have some great stuff to keep the kids happy and to treat yourself ....Including: Expresso Recovery Coffee, Sport Support Bras, Scouts sausage sizzle, Girl Guides, Green Monkey Velo, Rimu Chiro, Physio, Strive2bfit, Massage, & more.
Note that stalls are mostly CASH, EFTPOS is available at some, but best to pack your pocket money.  As well our event stalls, the garden area has a paddling pool, playground and the miniature railway will be up and running for rides around the gardens.The KWT Info tent is also near the finish line for bag drop and bag pick up/swim box pick up, general information, lost items/children, wetsuit hire return.

Goodie Bags going green

You will still receive your cool KWT reusable bag at registration will no longer be packed with paper flyers.  To take advantage of some sharp sponsor offers, click on the button below and get shopping.  

Electronic Sponsor Vouchers 

Bike Stuff - Win an $850 spend!

Biking Mad's shop is a super handy 2mins from the venue/registration.  They will also be onsite outside registration and transition on event morning to sort out any last minute bike issues (their tent will be in front of the waterfront bar). CASH ONLY.To be in to win an amazing $850 voucher at prizegiving, all you need to do to go in the draw is visit Biking Mad (Margaret Road, Raumati Beach Shops - 2min from registration) and have your bike safety checked for FREE

Wetsuit Pick Up

**Pre arranged wetsuit hire pick up is situated outside registration both Saturday & Sunday

Packing List

Click here for a few tips to get you to the start line a little more relaxed and organised. 
Plus a handy Packing List

Course Maps - Be familiar

All the best for a great day - Get to the start line and be a winner:)
The KWT team
Evelyn Williamson
Event Director  021 317 454