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.

Date

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Location

Kuirau Park, Rotorua

Entry Age

Entry is open to all 6 to 15 year olds.

(Based on age on event day)

Entry Options

Splash&Dash 6 years
Individual TRYathlon 7 – 15 years
Junior Team 7 – 10 years
Senior Team 11- 15 years

Both team members must meet age requirements.

Teams can be mixed gender (i.e boy / girl)

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

Event Distances

Individual

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
6 years: 50m 1.5km
7 years: 50m 4km 1.5km
8-10 years 75m 4km 1.5km
11-15 years 150m 8km 1.5km

Teams

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
Junior Team of Two (7 years): 50m 4km 1.5km
Junior Team of Two (8-10 years): 75m 4km 1.5km
Senior Team of Two (11-15 years): 150m 8km 1.5km

Entry Fees

Entry fees vary based on the date you enter.
Early Bird, Online and Multiple event discounts are available.
On the Day entries are available unless the event sells out prior.

 

A postage fee will apply to receive your TRYathlete Kit in advance of the event. You can waive this fee and pick your pack up on, or the day before the event day.

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).

Key Dates

  • Early Bird Discount Closes: midnight on Sunday 10 November 2019
  • Online Entry Closes: midnight on Wednesday 27th November 2019
  • Entries received by Sunday 10 November will get the option to get their TRYathlete Kit delivered at a cost.

ROTORUA EVENT DAY SCHEDULE (provisional)

Time Activity
7:00 AM Event site opens
7:00 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition open
8:15 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition close
8:30 AM Event Briefing at the stage container
9:00 AM TRYathlon begins
9:10 AM Teams Briefing at Transition
1:00 PM Prize Giving (Prize giving start time is approximate)
1:20 PM Event finishes and Transition opens for equipment collection (Event finishing time is approximate)

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 a school photo, and the chance to win awesome prizes for your school. If the school coordinator has selected the option for students’ TRYathlete Kits to be delivered to the school address, participants may select this option for a discounted shipping fee of $2.00 when entering prior to November 11, 2019. 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

Nearby Events

Mt Maunganui Sun 24 Nov ’19
Hamilton Sun 16 Feb ’20

What is the SPLASH & DASH?

Specially designed for 6 year old Kiwi kids, the Splash & Dash will see our budding TRYathlete’s complete a 50m pool swim followed by a 1500m run around Kuirau Park, before crossing the finish line to receive their champion’s medal from one of New Zealand’s’ top sporting stars.

The Splash & Dash is the perfect preparation for the full TRYathlon.

Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you enter today. Participants must be 6 years old on the day of the event to be eligible to participate.

The course:

Swim:  The swim is 50m long. Kickboards will be available and there will be lifeguards in the water at all times.  Children will be able to touch the bottom and stand-up and during the swim.

Transition:  On completing the swim they will then run into the Transition area, change into their shoes, towel and their Weet-Bix event T-Shirt (which you would have laid out for them prior to the event starting) Our Haier Help team will be on hand in the transition area to assist them getting changed and tying their shoelaces.   Parents will also be able to run alongside their children from the swim and into the transition area where they can assist them getting changed.

Run: The children will then complete the 1500 run, on their own, to complete the Splash & Dash, and receive their champions medal. Parents will be able to wait at the finish line to cheer them on.

Entry Fees Include

Official Bib Number.
Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Splash & Dash 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).

Distances:

  • Swim: 50m
  • Run: 1.5km

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

TRYathlete Kit

A postage fee will apply to receive your TRYathlete Kit in advance of the event. You can waive this fee and pick your pack up on, or the day before the event day.

TRYathlete Kit Delivery Entries Received By Delivery Date
Advanced November Delivery 30 October 2019 Mid November 2019
Advanced January Delivery N/A N/A
Standard Delivery  10 November 2019 Late November 2019

If you need to change the size of your t-shirt, have the incorrect swim cap or something is missing then please come to the Pack Pick Up tent (the blue Weet-Bix) on the event day.

Each TRYathlete will receive their own TRYathlete kit. You will need this to complete the TRYathlon. It includes the following:

What You Will Need

On the day of the TRYathlon you will need to bring the following:

To Leave In Transition (Except Team Swimmers)

  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front. (Except Team Cyclists who’ll be wearing it)
  • Bike with bib number sticker attached to the handle bars.
  • Helmet with bib number sticker attached to the front. Helmets are compulsory for the bike leg.
  • Closed in running shoes and socks. Shoes are compulsory for both the bike and run legs.
  • Shorts to cycle and run in.
  • 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.
  • Some way of identifying your bike in the Transition Area. Something bright is a good idea.

To Keep With You (Except Team Cyclists)

  • Swimming togs. It’s a good idea to come to the event wearing your togs so that you are ready to go.
  • Swim cap. Your swim cap will be colour coded to your age group and will match the colour of your bib sticker.
  • Swimming goggles (optional).
  • Something warm to wear until you start the swim. Please note, this cannot be your official event participant shirt as you are required to wear this for the cycle and run leg so it needs to be left with your bike in Transition.
  • Shoes to wear until you start the swim. Please note, these cannot be your closed in running shoes as you are required to wear these for the cycle and run leg so they need to be left with your bike in Transition.
  • Sun cream and a hat.
Aqualine Coupon

20% -Off Aqualine Goggles

If you need new goggles then head to www.aqualineswim.co.nz. Use the coupon code SWKT at the checkout before Tuesday 30 April 2019 and you will receive 20% off! Terms & conditions apply.

“HOW TO” VIDEOS WITH WEET-BIX GIRL & WEET-BIX GUY

To help familiarise yourself with what happens at the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on event day check out our helpful “How To” videos. Videos include how to Check In, the TRYathlon start, how to transition, as well as what to do during the swim, bike and run legs.

View How To Videos

Training Tips

It’s a good idea to do some training before the TRYathlon. Following a simple training plan will make sure that when the event day comes around you are well prepared and able to enjoy the buzz of the TRYathlon.

Training Plan & Tips
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.

Get Your Bike & Helmet Checked

Your bike needs to be kept in good condition. If you are entering the TRYathlon it’s a good idea (and we strongly recommend) you get your bike and helmet checked prior to the event.

Bike Barn stores offer a free bike check. A list of Bike Barn dealers can be found here.

Event Day Guide

Download your Event Day Guide – a step by step guide to the TRYathlon. It includes the event schedule, maps, TRYathlete checklist, event distances and much more.

Click Here to Download Your Event Day Guide

Rotorua TRYathlon Event Day Schedule

Time Activity
7:00 AM Event site opens
7:00 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition open
8:15 AM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition close
8:30 AM Event Briefing at the stage container
9:00 AM TRYathlon begins
9:10 AM Teams Briefing at Transition
12:20 PM Prize Giving (Prize giving start time is approximate)
12:40 PM Event finishes and Transition opens for equipment collection (Event finishing time is approximate)

Parking Information

Public parking is available at the public car park on the field opposite Rotorua Boys High School. Entrance is via Mataatua Street, next to the Mataatua Marae. A 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.

Arriving at the TRYathlon

The TRYathlon opens at 7am. You need to be checked in and have your gear set up in transition by 8:15am. Please allow enough time to find a car park, walk to the venue, check in and set up in transition.

What to do when you arrive

  1. If you have entered and have your TRYathlete Kit:
    When you arrive, head straight to Transition Check In (look for the large blue inflatable archway) with your bib number written on the front of your right shin and right forearm, and have your bib number sticker ready to be scanned by one of our friendly Help Team members.
  2. If you have entered but;
    a. you need to collect your TRYathlete Kit or
    b. you need to change your entry details or
    c. you need to change your t-shirt size
    Please proceed to the Pack Pick Up Tent (Blue Weet-Bix marquee located in the event village)
  3. If you have not entered:
    Please proceed to the On the Day Entry Tent (Blue Weet-Bix marquee located in the event village)
View Event Maps

What You Will Need

On the day of the TRYathlon you will need to bring the following:

To Leave In Transition (Except Team Swimmers)

  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front. (Except Team Cyclists who’ll be wearing it)
  • Bike with bib number sticker attached to the handle bars.
  • Helmet with bib number sticker attached to the front. Helmets are compulsory for the bike leg.
  • Closed in running shoes and socks. Shoes are compulsory for both the bike and run legs.
  • Shorts to cycle and run in.
  • 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.
  • Some way of identifying your bike in the Transition Area. Something bright is a good idea.

To Keep With You (Except Team Cyclists)

  • Swimming togs. It’s a good idea to come to the event wearing your togs so that you are ready to go.
  • Swim cap. Your swim cap will be colour coded to your age group and will match the colour of your bib sticker.
  • Swimming goggles (optional).
  • Something warm to wear until you start the swim. Please note, this cannot be your official event participant shirt as you are required to wear this for the cycle and run leg so it needs to be left with your bike in Transition.
  • Shoes to wear until you start the swim. Please note, these cannot be your closed in running shoes as you are required to wear these for the cycle and run leg so they need to be left with your bike in Transition.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Event Distances

Individual

  • 7 Years: Swim 50m; Cycle 4km (1 Lap); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • 8-10 Years: Swim 100m; Cycle 4km (1 Lap); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • 11-15 Years: Swim 200m; Cycle 8km (2 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)

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Teams

  • Junior Teams of Two (7 Years): Swim 50m; Cycle 4km (1 Lap); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • Junior Teams of Two (8-10 Years): Swim 100m; Cycle 4km (1 Lap); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • Senior Teams of Two (11-15 Years): Swim 200m; Cycle 8km (2 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will commence once all TRYathletes have completed the TRYathlon. Participants must be at Prize Giving to claim their prize.

Bike Release

The Transition area will be opened for the general removal of bikes at the conclusion of the Prize Giving.
However, for those wishing to leave the event early, there will be a controlled release of bikes from Transition, once the final participant has leaves Transition to start their run leg. This will be approximately 10 minutes prior to start of Prize Giving.

Event & Weather Updates

Please check the Rotorua Facebook event page and listen to The Hits before leaving home for any event updates. If the weather is not looking great it is very unlikely that the TRYathlon will be cancelled. However, the course may be altered to suit conditions.

Congratulations on completing the Rotorua TRYathlon!

We hope you had an amazing day, despite the wet weather. Thank you to Sport Bay of Plenty, 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:

  • Sanitarium Product Prize Pack: Lynmore Primary School, for entering the largest school group.
  • 15x Free Entries into the 2019/20 SWKT Series: Te Wainui-a-rua, for entering the largest % of their school roll as participants (They entered 100% of their school roll!)
  • $300 Hart Sport Voucher thanks to Toyota: Westbrook School, winner from our random prize draw.
  • $1000 Bike Barn Voucher: Kaingaroa Forest School, winner from our random prize draw.

Certificate of Participantion

To celebrate your awesome achievement, download your participation certificate here:

Click Here to Download Your Certificate

Post-Event Parent Survey

We are continually trying to improve the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon experience so would appreciate if you could take 5 minutes to complete the post event survey and tell us what you thought of the event:

Click Here to Complete Our Survey

Order Your Event Photos

Official event photos can be purchased before or after your TRYathlon from our official event photographers Supersport Images as an Electronic Downloadable Photo SuperPack.

The pack includes 2x full digital versions of all identified images of your child from the swim, bike, run and medals location; all captured by the Supersport Images team.

  • Collection 1: All images supplied with the official “2018 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon” border.
  • Collection 2: All images supplied with no border artwork.
  • Plus a Social Media Pack for sharing via social media
70% Off Photos

PRE-EVENT DISCOUNT

Purchase your Digital Photo SuperPack when you enter for only $18.90 – a saving of over 50%!
Already entered? You can still purchase the Digital Photo SuperPack for only $18.90. Simply follow the steps below:

Online
Click here and submit your email address to receive a unique URL to access your existing registration. Once on your registration summary page, simply scroll down to the Financial Summary and click the green Add Optional Items button.
Registration access email links are valid for 20 minutes, but you can request a new access link at any time.

Contact Our Customer Services
Contact our friendly Customer Services team on 0800 9338 249 or send them an email at tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz and they can add a photo order to your entry.

COURSE MAP

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

VILLAGE MAP

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

SWIM MAP

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

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

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.

“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