Entry Information

We are very excited to bring you Napier Port Harbour to Hills for it’s third year running. Every year the event is growing and it’s not surprising being held in Hawke’s Bay such a picturesque region in New Zealand.

The course has everything you would expect from Napier and Hawke’s Bay.
A challenging 2km Ocean swim,  95km undulating bike with stunning views and a flat 21km run along Napier’s Rotary Pathways.

Entry available for both individuals and teams.

This year we will see a new event at Napier Port Harbour to Hills. The Aquabike will consist of a 2km swim – 95km bike and will be open to individuals only. 
This is a great opportunity for all those going to the Aquabike World Championships to get an event under their belt in race conditions


2019 Entry Details & Registration


Early Bird: -  7.00am Monday 1st October until midnight 7th October. Individual $140 Team $270 (plus online booking fee of $1 + 5%)* Now extended to 31st October*

Standard Entry: - 1st November until midnight 27th January. Individual $180 Team $330 (plus online booking fee of $1 + 5%)

Late Entry: -22nd December until midnight 29th March 2019. Individual $250 Team $360 (plus online booking fee of $1 + 5%)

*Entries received after the 27th January we can not guarantee you receive a Event T shirt if ordered*

Please note only 500 individuals and 75 teams, once reached entries will close.

Teams can be either 2 or 3 person


Every finisher will receive:

Finishers medal
Goodie Bag
An amazing experience

Cut off times

Swim: 1 hour 10mins from your wave start and a further 10mins to reach bike mount line.
Bike: 5hrs 30mins from your wave start and a further 10mins to reach the run exit.
Run: 8hrs 30mins after your wave start the course will close.
These times will be strictly adhered to.

Enter here

Click on link above to register - Entry opens 7am Monday 1st October 2018


The organisers of the Napier Port Harbour to Hills wish to ensure that the race is fair to all competitors.

We will have trained technical officials at the event who will monitor the rules as outlined here

In this event, drafting is illegal and thus considered to be cheating. If the athlete receives a third penalty, they will be disqualified.

In this event, penalties will be served as a ‘Stand Down’ in the Penalty Compounds on course. Any athlete given a penalty is required to stand down at the next penalty box. Any athlete who does not stand down at the next official penalty box will be disqualified.

Drafting rules are outlined in the Tri NZ rules

Please make sure you understand this rule – if you have any questions please see the race director following the briefing. It is your responsibility as an athlete to know the rules.

In the end the responsibility for a race without major drafting issues lies in your hands as triathletes to compete fairly, honestly and within the both the rules and moral values of our sport.

Triathlon New Zealand Rules

This event is run under Triathlon New Zealand rules and regulations CLICK HERE to view

Race Schedule

Saturday 6th April 2019

3.00pm till 6.00pm - Registration & Bike Racking (East Pier Hotel & Perfume Point Reserve)

Sunday 7th April 2019

5.30am -  Transition opens
5.30am -  Body marking available
6.40am -  Swim course open for warm up
6.45am -  Transition closed
6.55am -  5 minute warning for Individuals
7.00am - All Individuals start
7.05am - 5 minute warning for teams
7.10am - All team swimmers start
8.10am - Swim cut off for Individuals
8.20am - Swim cut off for teams
12.30pm - Cycle cut off for Individuals
12.40pm - Cycle cut off for teams
3.30pm - Run course closed for Individuals
3.40pm - Run course closed for teams
4.00pm - Prize Giving Perfume Point Reserve

Age Groups

The Napier Port Harbour to Hills will calculate your age group as of 31st December 2019 so some of you may move up an age group.


18 - 19 Junior
20 - 39 Open
40 - 49 Vet 1
50 - 59 Vet 2
60 - 69 Legends 1
70+       Legends 2

Male, Female, Mixed

Prizes will be awarded to top 3 male & female in each category.

Athlete Event Guide 2019 (Updated 2/04/2019)

Athlete Information Event Guide 2019

(Latest update 2nd April 2019)

If you have any questions please contact the event director events@trihb.kiwi

Refund and Withdrawls

Individuals & Teams

There are no automatic refunds available. The organisers may, however, at their sole discretion grant a refund of fees paid if they deem it appropiate prior to 31st December 2018. In the event of a refund under this clause, the Organisers shall retain a $75 administration fee. NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE

If the event has reached capacity the available slot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

To request a refund/withdrawal please advise the event organiser in writing (letter or email)

Email: events@trihb.kiwi

Post: PO Box 7162 Taradale Napier 4112

Team Member Changes

Team member changes are permitted up to 15th February providing one original member of the team remains. Contact the event organiser with any new details (team name, new name, age and shirt size and who they are replacing – shirt sizes are not guaranteed).

Transfers & Waitlist

You are not permitted to transfer your entry to another person or another event.

If the event reaches capacity prior to the closing date a waitlist will become operational.

The waitlist is managed in a clear and transparent process. Waitlist entries are logged when they are submitted and as the race office receives withdrawal requests the next person on the waitlist is contacted and offered the slot.

Any entries found to be traded on public websites and forums will be deemed invalid and will NOT BE accepted by the race organiser. Private transfers are not permitted and will not be accepted. Athletes involved may be banned from any further participation in the event.

Health and Safety standards at this event are high and any athletes who are identified participating in the event under any other name than their own will be disqualified and both athletes may be banned from any further participation in the event.

Entry fees will not be refunded if the event is cancelled or if the format is altered due to storm, rain, sea conditions, weather or other “Acts of God.’

Please contact the event organiser if you have any questions. events@trihb.kiwi

Sponsors Offers


East Pier Hotel is one of our fantastic sponsors and is in the perfect location for the Napier Port Harbour to Hills.
The hotel overlooks the transition area with amazing views in the heart of Ahuhriri.
Book direct with the hotel and tell them your taking part. http://eastpierhotel.co.nz/

Training Plans



The Napier Port Harbour to Hills  is an endurance triathlon and you will need to be at a certain level of fitness to complete the event within the cut off times.
There are plenty of options open to you from one on one coaching, advice from friends, the internet and local triathlon clubs.

There is no set plan that suits everyone as most people have different goals and time commitments. So we have a couple of options below.

Here you will find the first part of a beginners programme deigned by Ken Maclaren (KinEli Coaching) and this is to help you get around the Napier Port Harbour to Hills Course.
CLICK HERE for part one of the program.
CLICK HERE for part two of the program

There are also 2 other training plan options: One for the person who doesn't have a lot of time and the other for the person who has plenty of time

They are both 12 week programs and are only a guide. CLICK HERE for the plans





Race Results

2018 Race results CLICK HERE 
2017 Race results CLICK HERE 

Event Photos 2017

CLICK HERE to go to the event photos for 2017

Many thanks to Vanessa Campbell Photography for these pictures