Calling all IRONKIDZ…

Wairakei Estate Ironkidz 2022 – Sunday 27th February 

Mark this date in your diary. Entries will open later in the year

The Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board is pleased to be a sponsor of the IRONKIDZ Swim Leg. As part of our commitment to supporting healthy lifestyles and healthy whanau, we are pleased to offer 100% subsidised entry to Ngati Tuwharetoa. Offer valid until Thursday 18 February 2021.

Please visit the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board website for more information


Wairakei Estate Ironkidz is proud to support  and their initiative Kids Bike Taupo – “Bringing bikes to the children of the Taupo District to build a cycling culture”.  If you would like to support Kids Bike Taupo too, you can donate when you enter the Ironkidz Triathlon or Splash & Dash event.

Early Bird Special

Have your entry in by Friday 5th February 2021 for your chance to win the Early Bird Prize. The Early Bird winner will be announced at Prize Giving on the day, and the prize will be worth at least $100.

School Participation Prize

If your school has the highest proportion of eligible people entering, you can win a trophy and prize money for your school.   1st prize $300, 2nd prize $200 and 3rd prize $100, for both 7-10 and 11-15 year age groups categories.

So talk to your teachers and get loads of other students involved!

What’s it all about?

The Wairakei Estate Ironkidz Triathlon is all about participation. It’s about getting out there, having a go and achieving a personal best and having a heap of FUN.

There are two events:  The triathlon for everyone aged 7 – 15 years old, and a Splash & Dash event for 5 – 7 year olds.

To complete the triathlon, competitors complete a swim, following by a bike ride, followed by a run. You can enter on your own – which means you swim, bike and run (in that order) – or as part of a team of three, which means you swim or bike or run. You are also able to enter as a team of two. If you enter as a team of two, one of you will do two of the three legs (swim, bike, run).

Note: Elite section – there are no teams, you must have a road bike (mountain bikes will not be accepted), be a competent swimmer and be a member or either a triathlon club or a school triathlon group.  This club/group must be stated on entry form.  Entries will be limited to 30 per age group. This is a timed event with time limits on each leg and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

The Splash & Dash is a paddle in Lake Taupo and a short run along the lakefront. Children do not need to be able to swim and parents can accompany their child if they wish.

Wairakei Estate Ironkidz – celebrating 22 years of fun in Taupo.

We acknowledge the Tūwharetoa Maori Trust Board for providing access to Lake Taupō to hold this event.

We love our lake, and want to look after it.  Ours is an environmentally responsible event – we aim to minimise waste by recycling where we can – please use the bins provided.



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