The Rotorua Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Kuirau Park. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the heated outdoor pool at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre where the pool is 50m in length. The Transition area is located on the field beside the Rotorua Aquatic Centre. The bike leg is around the streets surrounding Kuirau Park, and the run leg is around Kuirau 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 at the Council Car Park next to the Mataatua Marae, off Mataatua Street. Gold coin donation required, with all proceeds going to Love Soup Rotorua. A non-profit organization helping to locate and find homes for the homeless.

Date

Morning of Sunday, 2 December 2018


Location

Kuirau Park, Rotorua


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 14 Nov ’18.


Key Dates

Earlybird entry closes 01 Nov ’18.
Online entries close 29 Nov ’18.
Entries received by 14 Nov ’18 will receive free delivery of Event Kit.


Event Timings (Approx)

Check-In – 7:00am
TRYathlon start – 9:00am
TRYathlon concludes – 12:500pm

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


Nearby Events

Mt Maunganui Sun 25 Nov ’18
Hamilton Sun 17 Feb ’18


REGISTATION PACKAGE ONLINE DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 26 Nov 2018Until 29 Nov 2018
Individual participant $47.00 $57.00
Team participant $45.00 $55.00
Family discount $44.00 $55.00
School group discount $44.00 n/a
Multi-event discount $4-off discount $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.

Rotorua 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.

Download Your Get Ready Guide
Rotorua Aquatic Centre Training

Rotorua Aquatic Centre SwimMagic Training Sessions

Looking for ways to train for your Rotorua TRYathlon?

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

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

The summer weather really joined the party at the Rotorua TRYathlon! Well done to all our Rotorua TRYathletes for their achievements. Thank you to the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust and Rotorua Lakes Council for helping to make the day possible for so many participants.

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:
• Mamaku School – Sanitarium Product Pack (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium.
• Kawaka Point School – 15 FREE 2018/19 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries (rrp value $562.50) thanks to Sanitarium.
• Lynmore Primary School – $300 Sports Gear Voucher thanks to Toyota.
• Kawera Putauaki School – $1000 Haier Appliance Voucher thanks to Haier.

Congratulations to Kawera Putauaki School for registering the largest percentage of their school roll as participants, and to Lynmore Primary 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 Rotorua event, please sign up to our VIP Mailing List at the bottom of this page.

STAY INFORMED

To keep up with event updates, join the Rotorua 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 ONLINE DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 26 Nov 2018Until 29 Nov 2018
Individual participant $47.00 $57.00
Team participant $45.00 $55.00
Family discount $44.00 $55.00
School group discount $44.00 n/a
Multi-event discount $4-off discount $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 son loved the whole thing! Competing, getting a t-shirt, a medal and finishing the TRYathlon. He was very happy with himself”

Parent, 2015/2016 Rotorua Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“Seeing my daughter happy and confident and really try his best. Also seeing all the other children taking part in the event!”

Parent, 2015/2016 Rotorua Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“The event is great! Gives children the opportunity to have a go and just have fun doing it.”

Parent, 2015/2016 Rotorua Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“Well run event. All kids’ efforts are valued.”

Parent, 2015/2016 Rotorua Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

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COURSE MAP

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VILLAGE MAP

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SWIM MAP

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