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.

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

Date

Morning of Tuesday, 26 March 2019


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
Junior Team 7 – 10 years
Senior Team 11- 15 years

NB: Both team members must meet age requirements. Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)


Event Distances

Individual

7 Years: Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
8-10 Years: Swim 100m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
11-15 Years: Swim 200m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

Teams

Junior Teams of Two (7 Years): Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
Junior Teams of Two (8-10 Years): Swim 100m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
Senior Teams of Two (11-15 Years): Swim 200m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

NB: One team member completes the swim, one team member completes the cycle and both complete the run.


Entry Fees

Entry fees vary based on type of entry and discount type. See below for details.
Earlybird, Online, Multiple event, Family & School Group discounts are available.
On the Day entries are available unless the event sells out prior.


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).
Delivery of TRYathlete Kit by courier if entered by 10 Mar ’19.


Key Dates

Earlybird entry closes 16 Jan ’19.
Online entries close 24 Mar ’19.
Entries received by 10 Mar ’19 will receive free delivery of Event Kit.


Event Timings (Approx)

Check-In – 8:00am
TRYathlon start – 10:00am
TRYathlon concludes – 1:00pm

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 “SPECIAL SCHOOL GROUP” entry price, a school photo and the chance to win awesome prizes for your school. 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.


Facebook Event Page

Follow the New Plymouth event page to stay up to date with all the latest news, tips and announcements.


Nearby Events

Hastings Tue 12 Feb ’19
Palmerston North Tue 19 Mar ’19


REGISTATION PACKAGE EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 16 Jan 2019Until 24 Mar 2019
Individual participant $40.00 $57.00
Team participant $40.00 $55.00
Family discount n/a $55.00
School group discount n/a n/a
Multi-event discount n/a $4-off discount

Please note that the following discounts are not available during the early bird discount period – the early bird discount is already the best price!

  • Family Discount: Family discount applies when entering 3 or more family members as individual participants.
  • School Group Discount: Receive the school group discount by linking your entry to your school’s registered group.
  • Multi-Event Discount: If your child wishes to participate in more than one event during the 2018/19 Series, you can receive a multi-event discount of $4-off per participant.

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.

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

If you need to 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.

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

REGISTATION PACKAGE EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 16 Jan 2019Until 24 Mar 2019
Individual participant $40.00 $57.00
Team participant $40.00 $55.00
Family discount n/a $55.00
School group discount n/a n/a
Multi-event discount n/a $4-off discount

Please note that the following discounts are not available during the early bird discount period – the early bird discount is already the best price!

  • Family Discount: Family discount applies when entering 3 or more family members as individual participants.
  • School Group Discount: Receive the school group discount by linking your entry to your school’s registered group.
  • Multi-Event Discount: If your child wishes to participate in more than one event during the 2018/19 Series, you can receive a multi-event discount of $4-off per participant.

“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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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.

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SWIM Map

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