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, 31 March 2021
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 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).
- 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)
|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.
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.
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:
- 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.
|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.
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they can add a photo order to your entry.
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.
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.
Sport Development Partners
Click on partner logo for more information