Date

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Location

Ongley Park, Palmerston North


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 75-100m, Cycle 4km, Run 1.5km


Distances For Ages 11-15 (Approx.)

Swim 150-200m, Cycle 8km, Run 1.5km


Nearby Events

Hastings 15 Wed Feb 2017 & New Plymouth 29 Wed Mar 2017


Earlybird Discount Closes

Midnight, Mon 20 February 2017


School Group Applicants Close

Midnight, Mon 20 February 2017


Courier Option Closes

Midnight, Mon 27 February 2017


School Registration Closes

Midnight, Mon 27 February 2017


Online Registrations Close

Midnight, Tues 14 March 2017


The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Palmerston North is located at Ongley Park. The event starts with a short swim in the nearby Lido Aquatic centre’s outdoor 50m pool. The Transition Area is located outside of the pool complex, on the fields nearby, and the bike and run legs of the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon around the field and surrounding streets.

EARLYBIRD ONLINE FULL
Until 20 Feb 2017 Until 12 noon 14 March 2017 On The Day 21 March 2017
INDIVIDUALS $37.00 $46.50 $56.00
TEAMS (OF 2) $37.00 $42.50 $47.25
FAMILY (OF 3-6) $37.00 $41.92 $45.00
SCHOOL PARTICIPANT $37.00 $41.25 $49.50
MULTI-EVENT PARTICIPANT $31.75 $41.25
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HAVE FUN

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

BE INSPIRED

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

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BOOST CONFIDENCE

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.

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GREAT VALUE

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

Plus free breakfast and activities in the village for all.

8.00-9.15am 1.A. Have your event kit? – Head towards Transition and look for the Check-In flags and tents.

At Transition, your bib will be scanned to check you in to the event and place you into the prize draw. You will then receive your Arena Swim Cap. Once you have checked in, you will keep moving through transition to position your bike with one parent if necessary to help you.

(Please note: more than one parent creates too much congestion in the Transition area).

While you’re in Transition, ask a Help Team volunteer to write your bib number on your arm and leg. This will help the photographers send you the right photos after the event and give the organisers another point of reference to check your details if necessary.

1.B. Don’t have your event kit? – Bring your confirmation email to the Admin Tent where you can collect your Event Kit and receive answers to any questions you may have.

Once you have received your event kit, make your way to Transition and look for the Check In flags and tents.

You will need to leave the following items in Transition:

  • Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt with Bib Number attached to the front.
  • Bike with your event number sticker attached to the handle bars.
  • Helmet with your event number sticker attached to the front.
  • Running shoes and socks.
  • 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.
9.15am Transition CLOSES – No entry to the transition area will be allowed after this time.
9.30am Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon BRIEFING for all participants in front of the main stage container.
10.00am Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon STARTS and participants are called in swim cap colour order to get ready at the swim section of the event.

green.ashx 7 years, Green Cap

yellow.ashx 8 years, Yellow Cap

orange.ashx 9 years, Orange Cap

lightblue.ashx 10 years, Light Blue Cap

red.ashx Junior Teams, Red Cap

darkblue.ashx Senior Teams, Dark Blue Cap

purple.ashx 11 years, Purple Cap

grey.ashx 12 years, Grey/Silver Cap

black.ashx 13, 14, 15 years, Black Cap

approx 12.30pm Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon concludes and prize giving begins. You must be present at prize giving with your event number to claim any prizes.

After the final participant has completed the course, controlled access for those wanting to remove bikes from transition will be permitted from a single designated entry point under the guidance of Transition HELP TEAM Marshals until Prize-giving has been completed.

After the prize-giving has been completed, general access to bikes in the Transition Area will be permitted. Several entries to transition will be created and security spot checks will be carried out by Transition HELP TEAM Marshals.

You should plan to be at the venue until approximately 1pm.

“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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All Blacks World

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

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TRYathlon Village

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

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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!

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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!

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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.

Click on sponsor logo for more information