In light of the recent announcement from the Prime Minister regarding the COVID-19 situation and the guidelines relating to Mass Gatherings, we have cancelled the 2020 Wellington AM & PM events. Unfortunately the event cannot be rescheduled. All participants will receive a full refund. Please check your email and the Facebook event on Monday for more details.

We are very disappointed we are not able to hold the event but the health of the community is our number one priority and we need to take the advice of the health experts.

Thank you for your understanding.

Please continue to refer to https://www.health.gov.au/ for up to date advice on COVID-19.

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.

Date

Afternoon of Sunday, 15 March 2020

Can’t make our Afternoon event? Why not try our Morning event instead.

Location

Kilbirnie Park, Kilbirne

Entry Age

Entry is open to all 6 to 15 year olds.

(Based on age on event day)

Entry Options

Splash&Dash 6 & 7 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 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

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 23 February 2020
  • Online Entry Closes: midnight on Wednesday 11 March 2020
  • Entries received by Sunday 23 February will get the option to get their TRYathlete Kit delivered at a cost.

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE (provisional)

Time Activity
1:15 PM Event site opens
12:45 PM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition open
1:30 PM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition close
1:45 PM Event Briefing at the stage container
2:00 PM TRYathlon begins
2:10 PM Teams Briefing at Transition
4:30 PM Prize Giving (Prize giving start time is approximate)
5:00 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, 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 11 March 2020. For more details click here.

Upon entering, link to your School Group by searching for your Schools name. If it doesn’t exist, ask your school coordinator to create one.

Nearby Events

Hutt City Thu 12 March ’20

Palmerston North Wed 18 March ’20

What is the SPLASH & DASH?

Specially designed for 6 and 7 year old Kiwi kids, the Splash & Dash will see our budding TRYathlete’s complete a 50m pool swim followed by a 1500m run around Kilbirnie 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 or 7 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.

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

Wellington PM 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 Pack

During your online entry you would have selected how you would like to receive your TRYathlete Pack. If you don’t remember which TRYathlete Pack option you selected you can refer to your confirmation email.

We offer the following options to receive your TRYathlete Pack:

  • Standard Delivery
  • School Group Delivery
  • Event Pick up

If you selected a delivery option, your kit will be delivered by the following dates:

TRYathlete Kit Delivery Entries Received By Delivery Date
Advanced November Delivery 6 November, 2019 Late November, 2020
Advanced January Delivery 8 January, 2020 Late January, 2020
Standard Delivery 23 February, 2020 Early – Mid Mar, 2020

If you waived the postage fee and selected Event Pick Up, you can come to the event village on the below dates and times to collect your TRYathlete Pack:

  • Friday 13th March: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Event Day: 12:45pm – 1:30pm

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

or

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 tent) on the event day.

What You Will Need

Click on your event below to see what you will need to bring on the event day.

Individual TRYathlete

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • 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.
  • Towel
  • 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.
  • 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.

Teams TRYathlete

Team Cyclist Team Swimmer
To Leave In Transition

  • 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.
  • Some way of identifying your bike in the Transition Area. Something bright is a good idea.

To Keep With You

  • Your official event participant shirt. You can wear this.
  • 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).
To Keep With You

  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Splash and Dash

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • Closed in running shoes and socks. Shoes are compulsory for both the bike and run legs.
  • Shorts to run in.
  • Towel.
  • 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.
  • 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 run leg so it needs to be left 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 run leg so they need to be left in Transition.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Buddy System!

If your child has a medical condition, we offer a Buddy System whereby a legal guardian can assist the participant around the course. All legal guardians must notify us, prior to the event day, and meet our Inclusion Manager on the day of the event.

If this is something you are interested in, please contact our Customer Services Team for more information via email on tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz or free phone 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249).

“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

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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 Afternoon TRYathlon Event Day Schedule

Time Activity
12:45 PM Event site opens
12:45 PM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition open
1:30 PM Pack Pick Up Tent, Check-In and Transition close
1:45 PM Event Briefing at the stage container
2:15 PM TRYathlon begins
2:35 PM Teams Briefing at Transition
4:40 PM Prize Giving (Prize giving start time is approximate)
4:55 PM Event finishes and Transition opens for equipment collection (Event finishing time is approximate)

Swim Start Times by Age Group

Arriving at the TRYathlon

The TRYathlon opens at 12:45pm. You need to be checked in and have your gear set up in transition by 1:30pm. 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 Pack:
    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. You will be given your swim cap at the transition check in.
  2. If you have entered but;
    a. you need to collect your TRYathlete Pack 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

Click on your event below to see what you will need to bring on the event day.

Splash and Dash

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • Closed in running shoes and socks. Shoes are compulsory for both the bike and run legs.
  • Shorts to run in.
  • Towel.
  • 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.
  • 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 run leg so it needs to be left 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 run leg so they need to be left in Transition.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Individual TRYathlete

To leave in transition To Keep with you
  • Official event participant shirt with bib number sticker on the front.
  • 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.
  • Towel
  • 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.
  • 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.

Teams TRYathlete

Team Cyclist Team Swimmer
To Leave In Transition

  • 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.
  • Some way of identifying your bike in the Transition Area. Something bright is a good idea.

To Keep With You

  • Your official event participant shirt. You can wear this.
  • 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).
To Keep With You

  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • 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 given to your Team Cyclist at the Team Briefing.
  • Sun cream and a hat.

Event Distances

Individual

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
6 years: 50m 1.5km
7 years: 50m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
8-10 years 100m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
11-15 years 150m 8km (3 laps) 1.5km

Teams

Age Group Swim Cycle Run
Junior Team of Two (7 years): 50m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
Junior Team of Two (8-10 years): 100m 4km (2 laps) 1.5km
Senior Team of Two (11-15 years): 150m 8km (3 laps) 1.5km

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 PM 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.

Wellington Course

COURSE Map

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

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VILLAGE Map

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

Wellington Swim

SWIM Map

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

To keep up with event updates, join the Wellington Afternoon 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.

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 “2020 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.

“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