Tuesday, 20 March 2017


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 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 & New Plymouth Wed 28 Mar ’18

Earlybird Discount Closes

Midnight, Tue 20 Feb ’18

School Group Applicants Close

Midnight, Thu 22 Feb ’18

Courier Option Closes

Midnight, Thu 1 Mar ’18

School Bulk Upload Registrations Close

Midnight, Tue 27 Feb ’18

Online Registrations Close

Midnight, Tue 13 Mar ’18

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 Maps tab below to see the full routes.

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

See you next year

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.

Until 13 Mar 2018Until 19 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

“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

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 Palmerston North - Course Map v2

Course Map

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

17-18 Palmerston North - Village Map v2


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

17-18 Palmerston North - Swim Map v1


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