We will be opening our event registrations over the next few weeks. To keep up with event updates, join the South Auckland (Wednesday) Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event facebook page.

If you need 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.

The South Auckland Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Mountfort Park in Manurewa. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the indoor pool at the Manurewa Pool & Leisure Centre. The pool is 25m in length, with a depth of 1m in the shallow end and 1.35m in the deep end. The Transition area is located on the field behind the Manurewa Pool & Leisure Centre. The bike leg is around the streets surrounding Mountfort Park, and the run leg is around Mountfort Park itself. You can download our course map from the Maps tab to see the full routes.

EVENT & WEATHER UPDATES

Please check the South Auckland 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.

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Date

Morning of Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Location

Mountfort Park, Manurewa

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

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
7 years: 50m 4km 1.5km
8-10 years 100m 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): 100m 4km 1.5km
Senior Team of Two (11-15 years): 150m 8km 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.
Early Bird, Online, Multi-Event, Family & School Group discounts are available.
On the Day entries are not available for the South Auckland TRYathlon as it has reached capacity and Sold Out.

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REGISTATION PACKAGE EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 19 Aug 2019Until 1 Dec 2019
Individual TRYathlon $45.00 $60.00
Team TRYathlon (Price per person) $45.00 $60.00
Splash & Dash (Not available at all events) $40.00 $55.00

Multi-Event Discount: If your child wishes to participate in more than one event during the 2019/20 Series, you can receive a multi-event discount of $5-off per participant.

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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 18 Nov ’18.


Key Dates

Earlybird entry closes 21 Oct ’18.
Online entries close 2 Dec ’18.
Entries received by 18 Nov ’18 will receive free delivery of Event Kit.


Event Timings (Approx)

Check-In – 8:00am
TRYathlon start – 10:00am
TRYathlon concludes – 1:45pm

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.


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South Auckland 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

Your TRYathlon Kit will either be delivered to you before the event free of charge by Post Haste, or you will need to collect it on event day from the Pack Pick Up Tent. TRYathlete Kit delivery dates are based on the date you entered the TRYathlon:

TRYathlete Kit Delivery Entries Received By Delivery Date
Advanced Delivery Monday 5 November 2018 8-10 days before event
Standard Delivery Sunday 18 November 2018 3-5 days before event
Pick Up @ Event Sunday 2 December 2018 On event day

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

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 our 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

South Auckland TRYathlon Event Day Schedule

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

Parking Information

Subject to field conditions and the weather, limited public parking will be available for a gold coin donation on Sykes Road. Parking entrance is at the roundabout (follow Parking signs).
All proceeds will go to the Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation who enable disadvantaged kiwi children to take part in and experience the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

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 (2 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • 8-10 Years: Swim 100m; Cycle 4km (2 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • 11-15 Years: Swim 150m; Cycle 8km (4 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)

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Teams

  • Junior Teams of Two (7 Years): Swim 50m; Cycle 4km (2 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • Junior Teams of Two (8-10 Years): Swim 100m; Cycle 4km (2 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)
  • Senior Teams of Two (11-15 Years): Swim 150m; Cycle 8km (4 Laps); Run 1.5km (1 Lap)

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

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 South Auckland 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.

The summer weather really joined the party at the South Auckland TRYathlon! Well done to all of the school groups who took part together, and thank you to Counties Manukau Sport for helping to make the day possible for so many participants.

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:
• Beachlands School – Sanitarium Product Pack (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium.
• Papakura Central School – 15 FREE 2018/19 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries (rrp value $562.50) thanks to Sanitarium.
• Weymouth Primary School – $300 Sports Gear Voucher thanks to Toyota.
• Homai School – Ecostore Fundraising Kit (rrp $240) thanks to Ecostore.
• Orere School – $500 Warehouse Stationery Voucher thanks to Warehouse Stationery.

Congratulations to Orere School for registering the largest percentage of their school roll as participants, and to Beachlands 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 South Auckland event, please sign up to our VIP Mailing List at the bottom of this page.

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 $14.50 – a saving of 70%!
Already entered? You can still purchase the Digital Photo SuperPack for only $14.50. 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.

“My son says it’s fun. I enjoy watching him have a go and challenge himself.”

Michelle (Parent) 2014/2015 South Auckland Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“It’s a fun event and he loves doing it with his friends. Makes him feel like he has achieved something.”

Paula (Parent) 2014/2015 South Auckland Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“My daughter loves it, loads of fun with a lot of friends participating. What better way to spend the day?”

Anita (Parent) 2014/2015 South Auckland Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

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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.