ABOUT THE WEET-BIX TRYATHLON FOUNDATION

The Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation was established in 2007 by Sanitarium staff. Its purpose is to remove the barriers to entry, so that the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is open to all kids regardless of their circumstances, and accessible to as many families as possible.

We achieve this goal through subsidising entries, or the donation of equipment such as a bikes and helmets.

WE WANT TO GIVE EVERY KIWI KIDS THE CHANCE TO TRY ON A WEET-BIX KIDS TRYATHLON T-SHIRT

The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon strives to create a life-changing experience for kids in a fun, safe and dynamic environment. We see the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt as a symbol of resilience, camaraderie and self-confidence and we want to provide the opportunity to all kids to be able to try it on.

Your nomination or donation will make a positive difference in Kiwi kids’ lives and help them TRY IT ON.

100% of all donations go to helping more Kiwi kids take part in the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

I WANT TO NOMINATE A GROUP NOW

Your nomination can help a group of deserving kids TRY IT ON.

I WANT TO DONATE NOW

Every little bit helps get deserving kids to the starting line.  This is what your donation could go towards;

$20 – half the registration fee
$30 – a new helmet
$40 – the full registration fee
$150 – a new bike

BIKE IT FORWARD

The Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation has teamed up with Bike Barn to BIKE IT FORWARD and give Kiwi kids the chance to participate in the TRYathlon by providing them with their very own bike, all thanks to you!

Many of us have bikes that our kids have outgrown, so why not donate those bikes and BIKE IT FORWARD?

Each donated bike will be given an overhaul by Bike Barn mechanics, and then gifted to Kiwi kids identified by the Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation.

Bike It Forward - Bike Barn

If you are in Auckland bikes can be donated at any Auckland Bike Barn store or dropped into Sanitarium (124 Pah Rd, Royal Oak). Alternatively, Bike Barn MAY BE ABLE TO COLLECT the bikes from your home. To arrange a bike collection, call 09 267 1245 and select option 1 during business hours (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or email bikebarn@bikeitforward.co.nz
Donated bikes need to be between 16” and 24 inches (wheel diameter), suitable for 7 to 15 year old children and of a reasonable condition.

We thank you in advance for getting behind this awesome project,
The BIKE IT FORWARD squad

Terms & Conditions
Donations to the Bike it Forward programme will be accepted by Bike Barn and the Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation in Auckland only; between 1st September 2019 and 31st October 2019.

Click to View List of Participating Bike Barn Stores

Bikes can be donated at any participating Bike Barn store in Auckland during business hours at:

Bike Barn Mt Wellington

50 Mount Wellington Highway,
Mt Wellington,
Auckland
ph: 64 9 527 2604

Bike Barn Manukau

40 Cavendish Drive,
Manukau,
Auckland
ph: 64 9 551 0963

Bike Barn Albany

61C Paul Matthew Drive,
Albany,
Auckland
ph: 64 9 414 5395

Bike Barn NorthWest

1-7 Fred Taylor Drive,
Westgate,
Auckland
ph: 64 9 974 5742

Bike Barn New Lynn

3119 Great North Road,
New Lynn,
Auckland
ph: 64 9 827 6951

Bike Barn Takapuna

81 Barrys Point Road,
Takapuna,
Auckland
ph: 64 9 486 2065

Bike Barn Central

Cnr Symonds Street & Khyber Pass Road,
Grafton,
Auckland
ph: 64 9 379 2524

Nomination Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Nominations for assistance can be either:

FUNDING

  • For any child between the ages of 7 and 15.
  • Both individual and groups

EQUIPMENT

  • Groups with children between ages the ages of 7 and 15.
  • Community Groups, Schools are considered as groups

Who can nominate?

Nominations will be accepted from

  • community group leader,
  • teacher,
  • other community member or
  • third party.

The nominator must be outside of the nominated child’s immediate family.

How to nominate?

To nominate a deserving child you will need to fill out the application form and enter the following information

  • Nominated child’s / groups details
  • Your details
  • What assistance the child requires (subsidy of entry fee or equipment)
  • Reason why nominated child deserves funding
  • Information on why the candidate(s) you are nominating would not otherwise be able to enter the event
  • Background on other activities that the school/group/the candidate(s) is/are undertaking to assist with entry to the event