Splash & Dash

What is the SPLASH & DASH

Specially designed for 6 year old Kiwi kids, the Splash & Dash will see our budding TRYathletes complete a 50m swim followed by a 1500m run, before crossing the finish line to receive their champion’s medal from one of New Zealand’s top sporting stars.

The Splash & Dash is the perfect preparation for the full TRYathlon.

Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you enter today. Participants must be 6 years old on the day of the event to be eligible to participate.

To Enter, Select Your Event Location Below

Event Location and Date

Mt Maunganui

(Sunday 22nd November 2020)

Christchurch Afternoon

(Sunday 28th February 2021)


(Sunday 29th November 2020)


(Sunday 7th March 2021)

South Auckland

(Wednesday 2nd December 2020)


(Sunday 14th March 2021)

Central East Auckland

(Sunday 14th February 2021)

Hutt City

(Wednesday 17th March 2021)


(Tuesday 16th February 2021)


(Sunday 21st March 2021)


(Sunday 21st February 2021)

Palmerston North

(Tuesday 23rd March 2021)


(Tuesday 23rd February 2021)

Hibiscus Coast

(Sunday 28th March 2021)

Christchurch Morning

(Sunday 28th February 2021)

Bay of Islands

(Sunday 11th April 2021)

The Splash & Dash is not held at our Central West Auckland or New Plymouth events.

Entry Fees

Entry fees vary based on the date you enter.
Early Bird, Online and Multiple event discounts are available.
On the Day entries are available unless the event sells out prior.

A postage fee will apply to receive your TRYathlete Pack in advance of the event. You can waive this fee and pick your pack up on, or the day before the event day.

Entry Fees Include

  • Official Bib Number.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Pack with miscellaneous offers and giveaways from our partners.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Drawstring Bag.
  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Finishers medal.
  • Complimentary Breakfast at the Weet-Bix Better Brekkie Breakfast tent.
  • All TRYathletes are eligible for spot prizes (must attend prize giving).

The course:

Swim:  The swim is 50m long in the shallowest end of the pool or beach. Kick-boards will be available and there will be lifeguards in the water at all times.

Transition:  On completing the swim they will then run into the Transition area, change into their shoes, towel and their Weet-Bix event T-Shirt (which you would have laid out for them prior to the event starting). Our Haier Help team will be on hand in the Transition area to assist them in getting changed and tying their shoelaces. Parents of Splash & Dash participants will be able to meet their child in Transition and assist with getting them ready for the run. Details on this will be shared in the event day guides and in the Splash & Dash event day briefing.

Run: The children will then complete the 1500m run, on their own, to complete the Splash & Dash, and receive their champion’s medal. Parents will be able to wait at the finish line to cheer them on.


  • Swim: 50m
  • Run: 1.5km