Thanks to the Eastland Community Trust, all Gisborne participants’ entry fees have been discounted by $10 per participant!

Entry fees vary based on type of entry and discount type. See below for details.
Earlybird, Online, Multiple event, Family & School Group discounts are available.
On the Day entries are available unless the event sells out prior.
The Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Churchill Park in Awapuni. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg on Midway Beach in the ocean parallel to the beach. TRYathletes are generally able to stand-up during the short swim, however we do encourage everyone to give swimming a go! The swim course will be marked by buoys and overseen by 10 trained lifeguards, who will stand in the water along the length of the course. In the event of adverse weather, the swim will be moved to the nearby Olympic Pool Complex. The Transition area is located beside the Olympic pool. The bike leg is along Centennial Marine parade. You can download our course map from the Event Day Info tab to see the full routes.

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Morning of Tuesday, 19 February 2019


Churchill Park, Awapuni

Entry Age

Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds. (Based on age on event day)

Entry Options

Junior Team 7 – 10 years
Senior Team 11- 15 years

NB: Both team members must meet age requirements. Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)

Event Distances


7 Years: Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
8-10 Years: Swim 100m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
11-15 Years: Swim 200m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km


Junior Teams of Two (7 Years): Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
Junior Teams of Two (8-10 Years): Swim 100m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
Senior Teams of Two (11-15 Years): Swim 200m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

NB: One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.

Entry Fees

Entry fees vary based on type of entry and discount type. See below for details.
Earlybird, Online, Multiple event, Family & School Group discounts are available.
On the Day entries are available unless the event sells out prior.

Entry Fees Include

Official Bib Number.
Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon T-Shirt.
Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Swim Cap.
Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Kit 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 prizegiving).
Delivery of TRYathlete Kit by courier if entered by 3 Feb ’19.

Key Dates

Earlybird entry closes 20 Jan ’19. * discount period extended *
Online entries close 17 Feb ’19.
Entries received by 3 Feb ’19 will receive free delivery of Event Kit.

Event Timings (Approx)

Check-In – 8:00am
TRYathlon start – 10:00am
TRYathlon concludes – 12:50pm

NB: Start timings by age will be confirmed prior to event.

School Groups

Schools can register their school and create a School Group.
A School Group provides a number of benefits including “SPECIAL SCHOOL GROUP” entry price, a school photo and the chance to win awesome prizes for your school. For more details click here
Upon entering, link to your School Group, or if it doesn’t exist ask your school coordinator to create one.

Facebook Event Page

Follow the Gisborne event page to stay up to date with all the latest news, tips and announcements.

Nearby Events

Hastings Tue 12 Feb ’19

*Family discount applies when entering 3+ siblings

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

Gisborne Get Ready Guide

To help get you TRYathlon ready check out our Get Ready Guide. It includes training and nutrition tips, training plans, how to set goals as well as what to expect on the day.

Download Your Get Ready Guide

TRYathlete Kit

Your TRYathlon Kit will either be delivered to you before the event free of charge by Post Haste, or you will need to collect it on event day from the Pack Pick Up Tent. TRYathlete Kit delivery dates are based on the date you entered the TRYathlon:

TRYathlete Kit Delivery Entries Received By Delivery Date
Advanced Delivery Thursday, 17 January 2019 8-10 days before event
Standard Delivery Sunday, 3 February 2019 3-5 days before event
Pick Up @ Event Sunday, 17 February 2019 On event day

If you need to change the size of your t-shirt, have the incorrect swim cap or something is missing then please come to the Pack Pick Up tent (the blue Weet-Bix) on the event day.

Each TRYathlete will receive their own TRYathlete kit. You will need this to complete the TRYathlon. It includes the following:

What You Will Need

On the day of the TRYathlon you will need to bring the following:

To Leave In Transition (Except Team Swimmers)

  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front. (Except Team Cyclists who’ll be wearing it)
  • Bike with bib number sticker attached to the handle bars.
  • Helmet with bib number sticker attached to the front. Helmets are compulsory for the bike leg.
  • Closed in running shoes and socks. Shoes are compulsory for both the bike and run legs.
  • Shorts to cycle and run in.
  • Drink bottle.
  • Any medication you may need use of during the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon (eg. asthma inhaler).
  • A box or something similar to put all your things in next to your bike.
  • Some way of identifying your bike in the Transition Area. Something bright is a good idea.

To Keep With You (Except Team Cyclists)

  • Swimming togs. It’s a good idea to come to the event wearing your togs so that you are ready to go.
  • Swim cap. Your swim cap will be colour coded to your age group and will match the colour of your bib sticker.
  • Swimming goggles (optional).
  • Something warm to wear until you start the swim. Please note, this cannot be your official event participant shirt as you are required to wear this for the cycle and run leg so it needs to be left with your bike in Transition.
  • Shoes to wear until you start the swim. Please note, these cannot be your closed in running shoes as you are required to wear these for the cycle and run leg so they need to be left with your bike in Transition.
  • Sun cream and a hat.
Aqualine Coupon

20% -Off Aqualine Goggles

If you need new goggles then head to Use the coupon code SWKT at the checkout before Tuesday 30 April 2019 and you will receive 20% off! Terms & conditions apply.


To help familiarise yourself with what happens at the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on event day check out our helpful “How To” videos. Videos include how to Check In, the TRYathlon start, how to transition, as well as what to do during the swim, bike and run legs.

View How To Videos

Training Tips

It’s a good idea to do some training before the TRYathlon. Following a simple training plan will make sure that when the event day comes around you are well prepared and able to enjoy the buzz of the TRYathlon.

Training Plan & Tips

Get Your Bike & Helmet Checked

Your bike needs to be kept in good condition. If you are entering the TRYathlon it’s a good idea (and we strongly recommend) you get your bike and helmet checked prior to the event.

Bike Barn stores offer a free bike check. A list of Bike Barn dealers can be found here.

It was a brilliant day at our new Gisborne venue at Churchill Park in Awapuni! Thank you to the Eastland Community Trust for helping to make the day possible for so many participants.

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:
• Campion College – Sanitarium Product Pack (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium
• Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Uri a Maui – 15 FREE 2018/2019 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries (rrp value $562.50) thanks to Sanitarium
• Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whatatutu – $300 Sports Gear Voucher thanks to Toyota
• Mata School – $1000 Bike Barn Voucher thanks to Bike Barn.

Congratulations to Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whatatutu for registering the largest percentage of their school roll as participants, and to Campion College 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 Gisborne event, please sign up to our VIP Mailing List at the bottom of this page.

To keep up with event updates, join the Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event facebook page.

If you need to to get in touch with one of our friendly team you can email or phone 0800 933 8249 Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm & Friday 9am – 1pm.

Have a question about the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon™? Have a look through our frequently asked questions.

Order Your Event Photos

Official event photos can be purchased before or after your TRYathlon from our official event photographers Supersport Images as an Electronic Downloadable Photo SuperPack.

The pack includes 2x full digital versions of all identified images of your child from the swim, bike, run and medals location; all captured by the Supersport Images team.

  • Collection 1: All images supplied with the official “2018 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon” border.
  • Collection 2: All images supplied with no border artwork.
  • Plus a Social Media Pack for sharing via social media
70% Off Photos


Purchase your Digital Photo SuperPack when you enter for only $14.50 – a saving of 70%!
Already entered? You can still purchase the Digital Photo SuperPack for only $14.50. Simply follow the steps below:

Click here and submit your email address to receive a unique URL to access your existing registration. Once on your registration summary page, simply scroll down to the Financial Summary and click the green Add Optional Items button.
Registration access email links are valid for 20 minutes, but you can request a new access link at any time.

Contact Our Customer Services
Contact our friendly Customer Services team on 0800 9338 249 or send them an email at and they can add a photo order to your entry.

Until 13 Feb 2019Until 17 Feb 2019
Individual participant $47.00 $57.00
Team participant $45.00 $55.00
Family discount $44.00 $55.00
School group discount $44.00 n/a
Multi-event discount $4-off discount $4-off discount

Please note that the following discounts are not available during the early bird discount period – the early bird discount is already the best price!

  • Family Discount: Family discount applies when entering 3 or more family members as individual participants.
  • School Group Discount: Receive the school group discount by linking your entry to your school’s registered group.
  • Multi-Event Discount: If your child wishes to participate in more than one event during the 2018/19 Series, you can receive a multi-event discount of $4-off per participant.

“Great atmosphere and day out with friends.”

Claire (Parent) 2014/2015 Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

“It’s a fun event focused on participation, not placing. It’s also so great to have a fitness goal to work towards.”

Holly (Parent) 2014/2015 Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

“It is fun and the feeling of finishing and getting a medal is amazing.”

Rebecca (Parent) 2014/2015 Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

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Course Map

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