Tuesday, 20 February 2018



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

Hastings Wed 14 Feb ’18

Earlybird Discount Closes

Midnight, Sat 20 Jan ’18

School Group Applicants Close

Midnight, Wed 24 Jan ’18

Courier Option Closes

Midnight, Wed 31 Jan ’18

School Bulk Upload Registrations Close

Midnight, Wed 31 Jan ’18

Online Registrations Close

Midnight, Tue 13 Feb ’18

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 Maps tab below to see the full routes.

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Public parking will be available at Watson Park, with access from Awapuni Rd. Please follow the signage and direction of marshals.

See you next year

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.

Until 13 Feb 2018Until 19 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

“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

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 Gisborne - Course Map v4

Course Map

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

17-18 Gisborne Village Map v3 (1)


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

17-18 Gisborne - Swim Map v1


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