As a result of updated guidelines relating to Mass Gatherings provided by the Government and the Ministry of Health, as well as our own assessment of the risks to the community we have made the decision to cancel the New Plymouth Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.
Unfortunately the events cannot be rescheduled.
All participants will receive a full refund. Details will be sent to your email and posted on the Facebook event page within the next 24 hours.
We are very disappointed at not being able to hold the event but the health of the community is our first priority and we need to follow the advice of health experts.
Thank you for your understanding.
The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon team
The New Plymouth Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Ngamotu Beach. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg 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 Transition area is located on the access road near the reserve. The bike leg and the run leg are along the nearby ocean-side walkway. You can download our course map from the Event Day Info tab to see the full routes.
Morning of Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa
Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds.
(Based on age on event day)
Individual 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.
|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):||200m||8km||1.5km|
Entry fees vary based on the date you enter.
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 Kit in advance of the event. You can waive this fee and pick your pack up on, or the day before the event day.
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).
- Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Wednesday 4th March 2020
- Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 22nd March 2020
- Entries received by Wednesday 4th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Kit delivered at a cost.
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE (provisional)
|8:00 AM||Event site opens|
|8:00 AM||Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition open|
|9:15 AM||Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition close|
|9:30 AM||Event Briefing at the stage container|
|10:00 AM||TRYathlon begins|
|10:10 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.
Schools can register their school and create a School Group.
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 Kits to be delivered to the school address, participants may select this option for a discounted shipping fee of $2.00 when entering prior to 4 March 2020. 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.
New Plymouth 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.
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:
- Standard Delivery
- School Group Delivery
- Event Pick up
If you selected a delivery option, your kit will be delivered by the following dates:
|TRYathlete Kit Delivery||Entries Received By||Delivery Date|
|Advanced November Delivery||6 November, 2019||Late November, 2020|
|Advanced January Delivery||8 January, 2020||Late January, 2020|
|Standard Delivery||4 March, 2020||Mid – Late Mar, 2020|
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:
- Tuesday 24th March: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
- Event Day: 8:00am – 9:15am
Each TRYathlete will receive their own TRYathlete kit. You will need this to complete the TRYathlon. It includes the following:
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.
|To leave in transition||To Keep with you|
|Team Cyclist||Team Swimmer|
|To Leave In Transition
To Keep With You
|To Keep With You
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.
“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.
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.
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 “2020 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon” border.
- Collection 2: All images supplied with no border artwork.
- Plus a Social Media Pack for sharing via social media.
Purchase your Digital Photo SuperPack when you enter for only $18.90 – a saving of over 50%!
Already entered? You can still purchase the Digital Photo SuperPack for only $18.90. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they can add a photo order to your entry.
“My child has special needs and has done the TRYathlon for the last 4 years. He does it because he can, because he is treated like everyone else and he is so proud when he gets out of his wheelchair to walk the last little bit to cross the line.”
Michelle (Parent) 2014/2015 New Plymouth Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
“Had so much fun the year before and is a good athlete that can achieve without pressure that comes from other sports.”
Jacqui (Parent) 2014/2015 New Plymouth Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
“It is a fabulous experience for the children, always well organised and runs like a well oiled machine.”
Joshua (Parent) 2014/2015 New Plymouth Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
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