Afternoon of Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 1:15pm


Jellie Park, Burnside, Christchurch

Age Requirements

7yrs to 15yrs inclusive

Distances For Age 7 (Approx.)

Swim 50m, Cycle 4km, Run 1.5km

Distances For Ages 8-10 (Approx.)

Swim 100m, Cycle 4km, Run 1.5km

Distances For Ages 11-15 (Approx.)

Swim 200m, Cycle 8km, Run 1.5km

Nearby Events

Dunedin Sun 11 Mar ’18 & Nelson Sun 4 Mar ’18

Earlybird Discount Closes

Midnight, Tue 6 Feb ’18

School Group Applicants Close

Midnight, Sun 4 Feb ’18

Courier Option Closes

Midnight, Tue 6 Feb ’18

School Bulk Upload Registrations Close

Midnight, Sun 4 Feb ’18

Online Registrations Close

Midnight, Tue 20 Feb ’18

Due to overwhelming demand we are pleased to announce that a second Christchurch Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon will be held. This new event will be held from 1:15pm-5pm on Sunday 25 February at Jellie Park in Burnside following the sold out morning event.

The Christchurch Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Jellie Park in Burnside. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the heated outdoor pool at the Jellie Park Recreation & Sport Centre. The pool is 50m in length, with a depth of 1.1m in the shallow end and 1.5m in the deep end. The Transition area is located on the field outside of the pool complex. The bike leg is around the streets surrounding Jellie Park, and the run leg is around Jellie Park itself. You can download our course map from the Maps tab below to see the full routes. The best areas for parking will be announced in our event information emails to registered participants and on our Facebook page closer to the event date.

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See you next year

Thank you Christchurch for calling for and supporting our first ever double event day! It was great to see so many kids giving it a TRY and showing true determination at the Christchurch Afternoon TRYathlon.

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:
• Oaklands School – Sanitarium Product Pack (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium
• St Martins School – 15 FREE 2018/2019 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries (rrp value $562.50) thanks to Sanitarium
• St Michael Church School – $300 Sports Gear Voucher thanks to Toyota

Congratulations to St Michael Church School for registering the largest percentage of their school roll as participants, and to St Martins School for registering the largest school group into the TRYathlon.

Check out some of the photos from the day in our photo gallery, and download your certificate of participation.

If you would like to register your interest for the 2018/19 Series Christchurch event, please sign up to our VIP Mailing List at the bottom of this page.

Until 19 Feb 2018Until 20 Feb 2018
1 Individual participant $46.50 $56.00
2 Individual participants $93.00 $112.00
Family of Three $126.00 $135.00
Family of Four $168.00 $180.00
Family of Five $210.00 $225.00
Family of Six $252.00 $270.00
Team of Two $85.00 $94.00
School Participant $41.25 n/a
Multi-Event Discount* $31.75 $41.00

* Please call 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249) to receive your Multi-event discount coupon.


We create a safe environment where kids can focus on enjoying time with friends on the course or in activities around the TRYathlon Village.


Every child, no matter their ability, is considered a champion and encouraged by Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Ambassadors. A medallion is awarded for completion.


85% of parents tell us their child felt better about themselves or were glowing with pride on completion and their self-esteem and self-confidence improved.


TRYathletes receive a KIT stuffed full of goodies from Weet-Bix and our sponsors.

Plus free breakfast and activities in the village for all.

See you next year

“Enjoys the challenge and is something that is achievable for sports minded children.”

Louise (Parent) 2014/2015 Christchurch Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

“She was so nervous and told me she couldn’t do it but then she completed every leg of the TRYathlon and was buzzing afterwards.”

Jessica (Parent) 2014/2015 Christchurch Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

“He likes to set a challenge for himself and see them through.”

Christina (Parent) 2014/2015 Christchurch Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

See you next year

All Blacks World

TRY out your rugby skills on the inflatable All Blacks World obstacle course!

TRYathlon Village

Check out the awesome activities held in the Village while you’re waiting for your TRYathlon to begin!

Prize Giving

Have your participant bib scanned at the Check In tent when you put your bike into Transition and you’ll go into the draw to win some great prizes!

TRY Ambassadors

Our Weet­Bix Kids TRYathlon Series is supported by our team of TRYathlon ambassadors and each event is attended by at least one of them. You could meet celebrities such as our National Ambassador Valerie Adams!

17-18 Christchurch - Course Map v1

Course Map

To download a PDF of the course map, click on the button below.

17-18 Christchurch - Village Map v1


To download a PDF of the village map, click on the button below.

17-18 Christchurch - Swim Map v1


To download a PDF of the swim map, click on the button below.