It’s been an incredibly disruptive year due to COVID-19, which is why it’s important for the health and wellbeing of our children and communities to return to normality as quickly as possible.

Sanitarium is committed to giving Kiwi kids the opportunity to achieve, thrive and have fun. We want to deliver a positive event experience for all our participants, and we have contingency plans in place if required. As always, health & safety is our number one priority.

Refund options will be available in the unfortunate situation that we are unable to operate our normal TRYathlon event.  Alternative options to still participate in a great program, receive recognition and the ever-popular shirts, medals and other participation kit will also be available. For our full refund policy please click here.

If there are changes to the event calendar or the event format you will be notified.  Please keep an eye on your email, our Facebook page and the website for updates.

The Hamilton Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at the University of Waikato fields in Hamilton East. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the outdoor pool at University of Waikato. The pool is 50m in length, with a depth of 0.9m in the shallow end and 1.4m in the deep end. The Transition area is located on the University of Waikato fields a short distance from the pool. The bike leg is around the streets surrounding the University of Waikato fields, and the run leg is around the field itself.

Date

Morning of Sunday, 21 February 2021

Location

Waikato University Fields, Hamilton East, Waikato

Entry Age

Entry is open to all 6 to 15 year olds.

(Based on age on event day)

Entry Options

  • Splash&Dash 6 years
  • Individual TRYathlon 7 – 15 years
  • Junior Team 7 – 10 years
  • Senior Team 11- 15 years

Both team members must meet age requirements.

Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)

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

Event Distances

Individual

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
6 years: 50m 1.5km
7 years: 50m 4km 1.5km
8-10 years 100m 4km 1.5km
11-15 years 150m 8km 1.5km

Teams

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
Junior Team of Two (7 years): 50m 4km 1.5km
Junior Team of Two (8-10 years): 100m 4km 1.5km
Senior Team of Two (11-15 years): 150m 8km 1.5km

Entry Fees

Entry fees vary based on type of entry and discount type.
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 Friday 19th February or on the morning of the event.

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).

Key Dates

  • Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Sunday 31 January 2021
  • Online Entry Closes: midday on Friday 19 February 2021
  • Entries received by Sunday 31 January 2021 will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack delivered at a cost.

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE (provisional)

Time Activity
7:00 AM Event site opens
7:00 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition open
8:15 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition close
8:30 AM Event Briefing at the stage container
9:00 AM TRYathlon begins
9:10 AM Teams Briefing at Transition
1:00 PM Prize Giving (Prize giving start time is approximate)
1:20 PM Event finishes and Transition opens for equipment collection (Event finishing time is approximate)

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

Bikes and other items from within the Transition area cannot be collected until the event has finished and the Transition area is safe to open.

School Groups

Schools can register their school and create a School Group until Wednesda7 27th January 2021.

A School Group provides a number of benefits including a school photo, and the chance to win awesome prizes for your school. If the school coordinator has selected the option for students’ TRYathlete Packs to be delivered to the school address, participants may select this option for a discounted shipping fee of $2.00 when entering prior to 31 January 2021. 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.

Nearby Events

Mount Maunganui Sun 22 Nov ’20
Rotorua Sun 29 Nov ’20

What is the SPLASH & DASH?

Specially designed for 6 year old Kiwi kids, the Splash & Dash will see our budding TRYathletes complete a 50m pool swim followed by a 1500m run around Waikato University Fields, 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.

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.

Entry Fees Include

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

Distances:

  • Swim: 50m
  • Run: 1.5km

Hamilton 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.

TRYathlete Pack

During your online entry, you would have selected how you would like to receive your TRYathlete Pack. If you don’t remember which TRYathlete Pack option you selected you can refer to your confirmation email.

We offer the following options to receive your TRYathlete Pack:

  • Pre Xmas Delivery
  • Standard Delivery
  • School Group Delivery
  • Event Pick up

If you selected a delivery option, your kit will be delivered by the following dates:

TRYathlete Pack Delivery Entries Received By Delivery Date
Pre Xmas Advanced Delivery 4 November, 2020 16 Nov – 7 Dec, 2020
January Advanced Delivery 6 January, 2021 10 – 25 Jan, 2021
Standard Delivery & School Group Delivery
31 January, 2021 11 – 18 Feb, 2021

If you waived the postage fee and selected Event Pick Up, you can come to the event village on the below dates and times to collect your TRYathlete Pack:

  • Friday 19th February: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Event Day: 7:00am – 8:15am

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

or

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 tent) on the event day.

What You Will Need

Click on your event below to see what you will need to bring on the event day.

Individual TRYathlete

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • 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.
  • Towel
  • 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.
  • 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.

Teams TRYathlete

Team Cyclist Team Swimmer
To Leave In Transition

  • 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.
  • Some way of identifying your bike in the Transition Area. Something bright is a good idea.

To Keep With You

  • Your official event participant shirt. You can wear this.
  • 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).
To Keep With You

  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Splash and Dash

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • Closed in running shoes and socks. Shoes are compulsory for both the bike and run legs.
  • Shorts to run in.
  • Towel.
  • 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.
  • 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 run leg so it needs to be left 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 run leg so they need to be left in Transition.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Buddy System!

If your child has a medical condition, we offer a Buddy System whereby a legal guardian can assist the participant around the course. All legal guardians must notify us, prior to the event day, and meet our Inclusion Manager on the day of the event.

If this is something you are interested in, please contact our Customer Services Team for more information via email on tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz or free phone 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249).

“HOW TO” VIDEOS WITH WEET-BIX GIRL & WEET-BIX GUY

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

If you have any concerns regarding the safety of your child’s bike and helmet we recommend that you get them checked over at your local bike store. 99 Bikes will be onsite at your Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event to assist with any queries and minor repairs required onsite.

EVENT DAY GUIDE

Download our Event Day Guide – a step by step guide to the TRYathlon. It includes the event schedule, maps, TRYathlete checklist, event distances and much more.

Click Here to Download Your Event Day Guide

HAMILTON EVENT DAY SCHEDULE

Time Activity
7:00 AM Event site opens
7:00 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition open
8:15 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition close
8:30 AM Event Briefing at the stage container
9:00 AM TRYathlon begins
9:10 AM Teams Briefing at Transition
12:30 PM Prize Giving (Prize giving start time is approximate)
12:50 PM Event finishes and Transition opens for equipment collection (Event finishing time is approximate)

Swim Start Times by Age Group

Arriving at the TRYathlon

The TRYathlon opens at 7am. You need to be checked in and have your gear set up in transition by 8:15am. Please allow enough time to find a car park, walk to the venue, check in and set up in transition.

What to do when you arrive

  1. If you have entered and have your TRYathlete Pack:
    When you arrive, head straight to Transition Check In (look for the large blue inflatable archway) with your bib number written on the front of your right shin and right forearm, and have your bib number sticker ready to be scanned by one of our friendly Help Team members. You will be given your swim cap at the transition check in.
  2. If you have entered but;
    a. you need to collect your TRYathlete Pack or
    b. you need to change your entry details or
    c. you need to change your t-shirt size
    Please proceed to the Pack Pick Up Tent (Blue Weet-Bix marquee located in the event village)
  3. If you have not entered: 
    Please proceed to the On the Day Entry Tent (Blue Weet-Bix marquee located in the event village)
View Event Maps

What You Will Need

Click on your event below to see what you will need to bring on the event day.

Splash and Dash

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • Closed in running shoes and socks. Shoes are compulsory for both the bike and run legs.
  • Shorts to run in.
  • Towel.
  • 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.
  • 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 run leg so it needs to be left 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 run leg so they need to be left in Transition.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Individual TRYathlete

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • 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.
  • Towel
  • 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.
  • 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.

Teams TRYathlete

Team Cyclist Team Swimmer
To Leave In Transition

  • 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.
  • Some way of identifying your bike in the Transition Area. Something bright is a good idea.

To Keep With You

  • Your official event participant shirt. You can wear this.
  • 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).
To Keep With You

  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Event Distances

Individual

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
6 years: 50m 1.5km
7 years: 50m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
8-10 years 100m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
11-15 years 150m 8km (3 laps) 1.5km

Teams

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
Junior Team of Two (7 years): 50m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
Junior Team of Two (8-10 years): 100m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
Senior Team of Two (11-15 years): 150m 8km (3 laps) 1.5km

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will commence once all TRYathletes have completed the TRYathlon. Participants must be at Prize Giving to claim their prize.

Bike Release

The Transition area will be opened for the general removal of bikes at the conclusion of the Prize Giving.
However, for those wishing to leave the event early, there will be a controlled release of bikes from Transition, once the final participant has leaves Transition to start their run leg. This will be approximately 10 minutes prior to start of Prize Giving.

Event & Weather Updates

Please check the Hamilton Facebook event page and listen to The Hits before leaving home for any event updates. If the weather is not looking great it is very unlikely that the TRYathlon will be cancelled. However, the course may be altered to suit conditions.

CONGRATULATIONS ON COMPLETING YOUR TRYATHLON!

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

To celebrate your awesome achievement, download your participation certificate here:

Click Here to Download Your Certificate

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AT THE Hamilton TRYATHLON

This year we are asking you to complete two surveys.

The first survey is about your child and their experience of the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – from your perspective as a parent or guardian.  If you had more than one child take part in this year’s event, we ask that you answer the questions in relation to one child in particular.  You can take the survey again if you’d like to provide answers for another child.

The second survey is about the TRYathlon in general and your experiences and how we can improve the TRYathlon for next year.

At the end of each survey you can enter into the prize draw to WIN one of 2 x $50 Sanitarium product  vouchers and an entry to the 2020/21 Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon series*.  Completing both surveys means you get two entries into the prize draw.

POST-EVENT SURVEY: Participant’s Experience

Click Here to Complete Our Survey

POST-EVENT SURVEY: Parent/Guardian’s Experience

Click Here to Complete Our Survey
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Course Map

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

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VILLAGE MAP

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

Hamilton Swim

SWIM Map

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

Pre-Order Your Event Photos and Save!

Official event photos can be purchased before or after your TRYathlon from our official event photographers Supersport Images. Photos will be provided as digital photos and will be downloadable.

The Digital Superpack Pre Event Special*:

The Digital Superpack is available at the special pre event price of $18.90 – a saving of over 50%! (RRP $48.90)

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

  • Collection 1: All identified images supplied with the official “2020/21 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon” border.
  • Collection 2: All identified images supplied with no border artwork.
  • Plus a low res Social Media Pack for sharing via social media.

Please ensure you refer to product T & C’s for all details.

You can purchase your Digital Superpack when you enter the TRYathlon or if you are already entered you can still purchase the Digital Photo Superpack for $18.90 by following the steps below:

Online
Click here to log in to your registration record. Once on your registration summary page, simply scroll down to the Financial Summary and click the green Add Optional Items button.

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

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

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

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

Congratulations on completing your TRYathlon!

Our photography partner Super Sport Images was snapping photos throughout the day to make sure you remember your special day.

GETTING MY PHOTOS

Every participant will receive an email directly from Supersport Images within a week of your event with a link to view your own identified collection. Be sure to monitor all inbox folders with your personal email.

Your email will contain your own photo link and the security code to access or purchase your images.

All customers who have already pre-purchased their Digital Superpack, should keep an eye out for your personal email directly from Supersport Images, which contain access instructions for your collection via the Supersport Images website.

For more information or customer enquiries, please go to www.supersportimages.com or email us directly at info@supersportimages.com

Buy your photos today!

Did you know that you can still purchase your official event photos from our event photographers Supersport Images,  including our ever popular Digital Photo Pack which includes your full identified collection for $34.90 and much more!

Digital Photo Pack Includes:

  • All identified images supplied with either the official “2020/21 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon” border or no border artwork.
  • Plus a low res Social Media Pack for sharing via social media.