Tuesday 27 November 2018 Update

New Event Date for Mt Maunganui TRYathlon

We are pleased to announce that the Mt Maunganui Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon will now be held on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at Arataki Park, Mt Maunganui.

All participants will be automatically transferred to the new Mt Maunganui event. If you now unable to attend the event you can either transfer your entry to another TRYathlon or receive a full refund. Please check your email for details on how to do this.

We would like to thank all of our local partners, especially the Tauranga District Council, for their assistance in helping reschedule the event.

If you are a new participant and would like to enter for the new Mt Maunganui event date please join the Waitlist. You will be notified in early December of availability, once all refunds and event transfers for existing participant entries have been allocated.

The Mt Maunganui Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Arataki Park. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the indoor pool at the Baywave Aquatic Centre where the pool is 25m in length, with a depth of 0.8m in the shallow end and 2.0m in the deep end. The Transition area is located adjacent to the Baywave Aquatic Centre car park. The bike leg is around the streets surrounding Arataki Park, and the run leg is around Arataki Park itself. You can download our course map from the Maps tab to see the full routes.

Facebook Event Page

Follow the Mt Maunganui event page to stay up to date with all the latest news, tips and announcements.
Please note that with the change of event date, we have created a new Facebook event page for Sunday 3 February 2019. If you joined the Sunday 25 November 2018 event page, please visit our new event page by clicking on the button below.

Join Facebook Event

DATE

Morning of Sunday 3 February 2019 *new event date*

LOCATION

Arataki Park, Mt Maunganui

Entry Age

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

Entry Options

  • Individual
  • 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:

Individual

  • 7 years: Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • 8-10 years: Swim 75m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • 11-15 years: Swim 150m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

Teams

  • Junior Teams of Two (7 years): Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • Junior Teams of Two (8-10 years): Swim 75m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • Senior Teams of Two (11-15 years): Swim 150m; 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.

REGISTATION PACKAGE ONLINE DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 27 Jan 2019Until 31 Jan 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.

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 7 Nov ’18.

Key Dates

  • Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Thursday 25 October 2018
  • Online Discount Closes: midnight on Sunday 27 January 2019 *new date*
  • Entries received by Wednesday 7 November 2018 will receive free delivery of their TRYathlete Kit thanks to Post Haste.
  • Event Transfer: If you would like to transfer your entry to another Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event, at no cost, please email our Customer Services team at tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz by Friday 11th January 2019.
  • Refunds: Please notify us by Monday 10th December if you would like to receive a refund for your Sunday 25 November 2018 Mt Maunganui entry by emailing our Customer Services team at tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz

MT MAUNGANUI TRYATHLON 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
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)

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.

Nearby Events

Mt Maunganui 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 25 October 2018 8-10 days before event
Standard Delivery Wednesday 7 November 2018 3-5 days before event
Pick Up @ Event Thursday 22 November 2018 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 www.aqualineswim.co.nz. Use the coupon code SWKT at the checkout before Tuesday 30 April 2019 and you will receive 20% off! Terms & conditions apply.

“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

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.

EVENT DAY GUIDE – COMING SOON!

This will be where you can download our Event Day Guide – a step by step guide to the TRYathlon. It will include the event schedule, maps, TRYathlete checklist, event distances and much more. We’re putting the finishing touches on the guide for you now, so stay tuned!

Event Guide Coming Soon

Mt Maunganui TRYathlon 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
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)
Swim Start Times Coming Soon

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 Kit:
    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.
  2. If you have entered but;
    a. you need to collect your TRYathlete Kit 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

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.

Event Distances

Individual

  • 7 Years: Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • 8-10 Years: Swim 75m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • 11-15 Years: Swim 150m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

.

Teams

  • Junior Teams of Two (7 Years): Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • Junior Teams of Two (8-10 Years): Swim 75m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • Senior Teams of Two (11-15 Years): Swim 150m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

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

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 Mt Maunganui 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.

What a brilliant day to kickstart our 2017/2018 event series! It was a hot one, but Mt Maunganui’s TRYathletes powered through the heat to cross the finish line all smiles.

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:
• St Thomas More Catholic School – Sanitarium Product Pack (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium.
• Matua School – 15 FREE 2018/19 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries (rrp value $562.50) thanks to Sanitarium.
• Bethlehem College – $300 Sports Gear Voucher thanks to Toyota.
• Mt Maunganui School – $1000 Haier Appliance Voucher thanks to Haier.

Congratulations to St Thomas More Catholic School for registering the largest percentage of their school roll as participants, and to Matua 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 Mt Maunganui event, please sign up to our VIP Mailing List at the bottom of this page.

STAY INFORMED

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

If you need to 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.

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

PRE-EVENT DISCOUNT

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:

Online
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 tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz and they can add a photo order to your entry.

REGISTATION PACKAGE ONLINE DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 27 Jan 2019Until 31 Jan 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.

“She loves the challenge and the combination of the three activities and fun provided on in the event on the day”

Therese (Parent) 2014/2015 Mt Maunganui Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“She wanted to be presented with a medal like the real athletes on TV”

Sonia (Parent) 2014/2015 Mt Maunganui Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“He loves the challenge and the excitement of the preparation for the event and there are no winners, it’s about finishing”

Ann (Parent) 2014/2015 Mt Maunganui Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

COURSE MAP

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

17-18 Mt Maunganui - Village Map v1

VILLAGE MAP

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

17-18 Mt Maunganui - Swim Map v2

SWIM Map

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