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 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, 31 March 2021

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 Pack in advance of the event. You can waive this fee and pick your pack up on Tuesday 30th March or on the event day.

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 Wednesday 10th March 2021
  • Online Entry Closes: midnight on Sunday 28th March 2021
  • Entries received by Wednesday 10th March will get the option to get their TRYathlete Pack 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
10:25 AM Splash & Dash Briefing at Transition
12:45 PM Prize Giving
13:05 PM Event finishes and Transition opens for equipment collection (Event finishing time is approximate)

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 Friday 5th March 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 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 10 March 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

Hastings Tuesday 16 Feb, 2021

Palmerston North Tuesday 23 March, 2021

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.

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 Christmas Advanced Delivery
  • Standard Delivery
  • School Group Delivery
  • Event Pick up

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

TRYathlete Pack Delivery Entries Received By Delivery Date
Pre Christmas Advanced Delivery 11 November, 2020 23 Nov – 10 Dec, 2020
Advanced January Delivery 6 January, 2021 10 – 30 Jan, 2021
Standard Delivery 10 March, 2021 22 – 29 Mar, 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:

  • Tuesday 30th March: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Event Day: 8:00am – 9:15am

Each TRYathlete will receive their own TRYathlete pack. 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

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.

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

16 - SWBKT New Plymouth Course Map 2020 FINAL

Course Map

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

16 - SWBKT New Plymouth Village Map 2020 FINAL

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.

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 New Plymouth 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.