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.

Date

Morning of Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Location

Ngamotu Beach, Moturoa

Entry Age

Entry is open to all 7 to 15 year olds.

(Based on age on event day)

Entry Options

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.

Event Distances

Individual

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
7 years: 50m 4km 1.5km
8-10 years 100m 4km 1.5km
11-15 years 200m 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): 200m 8km 1.5km

Entry Fees

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).

Key Dates

  • 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)

Time Activity
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.

School Groups

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.

Nearby Events

Hastings Tuesday 18 Feb, 2020

Palmerston North Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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.

Download Your Get Ready Guide

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:

  • 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.

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.

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

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.
70% Off Photos

PRE-EVENT DISCOUNT

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:

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.

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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.

New Plymouth Swim

SWIM Map

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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

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.

“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