Event Update – 16/03/2019

The Wellington Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon will not go ahead tomorrow. The decision was made after consultation with the NZ Police following the tragic events in Christchurch yesterday. The safety of all involved and the impact on Police resources were considered in this decision.

The health and safety of all our participants, their families, volunteers and staff as always is our priority.

We are currently working through options to reschedule the event for a later date.

We expect to make an announcement  by Friday 22nd March 2019. Please check your email and the Facebook event page for updates.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Christchurch and the all those impacted by these tragic events.

We thank you for your understanding.
The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon team

Wellington TRYathlon Sold Out

Due to overwhelming demand the Wellington Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon has sold out.

The waitlist for this event is now closed.

Limited entries are still available in our Palmerston North TRYathlon on Tuesday 19th March.

The Wellington Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Kilbirnie Park. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the heated indoor pool at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre where the pool is 50m in length. The Transition area is located a short distance from the pool in Kilbirnie Park. The bike leg is around the streets surrounding Kilbirnie Park, and the run leg is around Kilbirnie Park itself. You can download our course map from the Event Day Info tab to see the full routes. The best areas for parking will be announced in our event information emails to registered participants and on our Facebook page closer to the event date.

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Date

Morning of Sunday, 17 March 2019


Location

Kilbirnie Park, Kilbirne


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 27 Feb ’19.


Key Dates

Earlybird entry closes 31 Dec ’18.
Online entries close 14 Mar ’19.
Entries received by 27 Feb ’19 will receive free delivery of Event Kit.


Event Timings (Approx)

Check-In – 7:00am
TRYathlon start – 9:00am
TRYathlon concludes – 1:20pm

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


Nearby Events

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REGISTATION PACKAGE ONLINE DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 11 Mar 2019Until 14 Mar 2019
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.
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Wellington 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, see page 5 of your Get Ready Guide for details.

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

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

Wellington 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
12:25 PM Prize Giving (Prize giving start time is approximate)
12:45 PM Event finishes and Transition opens for equipment collection (Event finishing time is approximate)

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; Run 1.5km
  • 8-10 Years: Swim 75m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • 11-15 Years: Swim 150m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

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Teams

  • Junior Teams of Two (7 Years): Swim 50m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • Junior Teams of Two (8-10 Years): Swim 75m; Cycle 4km; Run 1.5km
  • Senior Teams of Two (11-15 Years): Swim 150m; Cycle 8km; Run 1.5km

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 Wellington 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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CONGRATULATIONS ON COMPLETING YOUR TRYATHLON!

Congratulations to the following school groups who won some great prizes:

  • Sanitarium Product Prize Pack: Te Mata School (Havelock North), for entering the largest school group.
  • 15x Free Entries into the 2019/20 SWKT Series: Puketapu School (Hawkes Bay), winner from our random prize draw.
  • $300 Hart Sport Voucher thanks to Toyota: Greenmeadows School, winner from our random prize draw.
  • $1000 Bike Barn Voucher: Te Pohue School, for entering the largest % of their school roll as participants.

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

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

Click Here to Download Your Certificate

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE AT THE Hastings TRYATHLON

This year we are asking you to complete two surveys.

The first survey is about your child and their experience of the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – from your perspective as a parent or guardian.  If you had more than one child take part in this year’s event, we ask that you answer the questions in relation to one child in particular.  You can take the survey again if you’d like to provide answers for another child.

The second survey is about the TRYathlon in general and your experiences and how we can improve the TRYathlon for next year.

At the end of each survey you can enter into the prize draw to WIN one of 2 x $50 Sanitarium product  vouchers and an entry to the 2019/20 Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon series*.  Completing both surveys means you get two entries into the prize draw.

To keep up with event updates, join the Wellington 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.

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

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.

REGISTATION PACKAGE ONLINE DISCOUNTED PRICE FULL PRICE
Until 11 Mar 2019Until 14 Mar 2019
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.

“Enjoy the non-competitive nature of the events and doing it with her friends and school”

Anne (Parent) 2014/2015 Wellington Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“Makes her so confidant experiencing participation in a big race”

Faeze (Parent) 2014/2015 Wellington Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon


“Participation and being part of something BIG gives sense of accomplishment”

Georgina (Parent) 2014/2015 Wellington Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

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13 - SWBKT Wellington Course & Village Map 2018 V1

Course Map

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

13 - SWBKT Wellington Course & Village Map 2018 V1

VILLAGE MAP

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SWKT Wellington Swim Map

SWIM Map

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