Wednesday, 28 March 2018


Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth

Age Requirements

7yrs to 15yrs inclusive

Distances For Age 7 (Approx.)

Swim 50m, Cycle 4km, Run 1.5km

Distances For Ages 8-10 (Approx.)

Swim 100m, Cycle 4km, Run 1.5km

Distances For Ages 11-15 (Approx.)

Swim 200m, Cycle 8km, Run 1.5km

Nearby Events

Hastings Wed 14 Feb ’18 & Palmerston North Tue 20 Mar ’18

Earlybird Discount Closes

Midnight, Wed 28 Feb ’18

School Group Applicants Close

Midnight, Thu 1 Mar ’18

Courier Option Closes

Midnight, Thu 8 Mar ’18

School Bulk Upload Registrations Close

Midnight, Tue 6 Mar ’18

Online Registrations Close

Midnight, Thu 22 Mar ’18

Due to overwhelming demand, the New Plymouth Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon has sold out.

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 Maps tab below to see the full routes.

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Parking will be available at Moturua School. Please follow the signage and direction of marshals. A gold coin donation is requested, with all proceeds goint to Moturoa School to assist in funding projects that will benefit their students.

See you next year

Not even a bit of wet weather could dampen the spirits of this year’s New Plymouth TRYathletes! We are so proud of all the kids getting out there to give it a TRY!

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:
• Waitara Central School – Sanitarium Product Pack (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium
• Highlands Intermediate – 15 FREE 2018/2019 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries (rrp value $562.50) thanks to Sanitarium
• Whareorino School – $300 Sports Gear Voucher thanks to Toyota
• Te Kura o Te Wainui-a-Rua – $1000 Bike Barn Voucher thanks to Bike Barn

Congratulations to Whareorino School for registering the largest percentage of their school roll as participants, and to Highlands Intermediate 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 New Plymouth event, please sign up to our VIP Mailing List at the bottom of this page.

Until 22 Mar 2018Until 26 Mar 2018
1 Individual participant $46.50 $56.00
2 Individual participants $93.00 $112.00
Family of Three $126.00 $135.00
Family of Four $168.00 $180.00
Family of Five $210.00 $225.00
Family of Six $252.00 $270.00
Team of Two $85.00 $94.00
School Participant $41.25 n/a
Multi-Event Discount* $31.75 $41.00

* Please call 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249) to receive your Multi-event discount coupon.


We create a safe environment where kids can focus on enjoying time with friends on the course or in activities around the TRYathlon Village.


Every child, no matter their ability, is considered a champion and encouraged by Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Ambassadors. A medallion is awarded for completion.


85% of parents tell us their child felt better about themselves or were glowing with pride on completion and their self-esteem and self-confidence improved.


TRYathletes receive a KIT stuffed full of goodies from Weet-Bix and our sponsors.

Plus free breakfast and activities in the village for all.

See you next year

“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

See you next year

All Blacks World

TRY out your rugby skills on the inflatable All Blacks World obstacle course!

TRYathlon Village

Check out the awesome activities held in the Village while you’re waiting for your TRYathlon to begin!

Prize Giving

Have your participant bib scanned at the Check In tent when you put your bike into Transition and you’ll go into the draw to win some great prizes!

TRY Ambassadors

Our Weet­Bix Kids TRYathlon Series is supported by our team of TRYathlon ambassadors and each event is attended by at least one of them. You could meet celebrities such as our National Ambassador Valerie Adams!

17-18 New Plymouth - Course Map v1

Course Map

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

17-18 New Plymouth - Village Map v1


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

17-18 New Plymouth - Swim Map v1


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