The Palmerston North Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Ongley Park. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the outdoor pool at the Lido Aquatic Centre. The pool is 50m in length, with a depth of 1m in the shallow end and 1.5m in the deep end. The Transition area is located a short distance from the pool in Ongley Park. The bike leg is around the streets surrounding Ongley Park, and the run leg is around Ongley Park itself. You can download our course map from the Event Day Info tab to see the full routes.

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Parking
Public parking is available at Savage Reserve, with access from Savage Crescent (entrance opposite Hodgens Place). Follow the signage and direction of marshals.

Date

Morning of Tuesday, 19 March 2019


Location

Ongley Park, West End


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 3 Mar ’19.


Key Dates

Earlybird entry closes 19 Feb ’19.
Online entries close 17 Mar ’19.
Entries received by 3 Mar ’19 will receive free delivery of Event Kit.


Event Timings (Approx)

Check-In – 8:00am
TRYathlon start – 10:00am
TRYathlon concludes – 1:30pm

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 Palmerston North event page to stay up to date with all the latest news, tips and announcements.


Nearby Events

Hastings Tue 12 Feb ’19
New Plymouth Tue 26 Mar ’19


REGISTATION PACKAGE EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 19 Feb 2019Until 17 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.
Lido Aquatic Centre Swim Magic Training Sessions

Lido Aquatic Centre SwimMagic Training Sessions

Looking for ways to train for your Palmerston North TRYathlon?

Lido Aquatic Centre’s SwimMagic Swim School are holding Tuesday and Thursday afternoon training sessions to help you hone your swimming, cycling and running skills in the lead up to your event!

Contact Crystal by email at crt@clmnz.co.nz today to book your place in this great training programme.

The Palmerston North community were out in force to cheer on our champion TRYathletes! We had a great time bringing Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon to Ongley Park and we hope you enjoyed the event too.

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:
• St Mary’s School (Palmerston North) – Sanitarium Product Pack (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium
• Pukeokahu School – 15 FREE 2018/2019 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries(rrp value $562.50) thanks to Sanitarium
• College Street Normal School – $300 Sports Gear Voucher thanks to Toyota
• North Street School – $500 Warehouse Stationery Voucher thanks to Warehouse Stationery.

Congratulations to Pukeokahu School for registering 100% percentage of their school roll as participants, and to College Street Normal School 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 Palmerston North event, please sign up to our VIP Mailing List at the bottom of this page.

To keep up with event updates, join the Palmerston North 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 19 Feb 2019Until 17 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.

“Loves exercising, loves the challenge and it’s a fun day.”

Tanya (Parent) 2014/2015 Palmerston North Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“To have an exciting experience with his school mates and succeed in something and be rewarded.”

Lisa (Parent) 2014/2015 Palmerston North Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“It’s not a competition, she’s sporty and she enjoys just being able to compete with her achievement on a personal level.”

Gaye (Parent) 2014/2015 Palmerston North 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.