Event Details

Until 12 noon 9 February 2016 On The Day 16 February 2016
INDIVIDUALS $44.00 $53.00
TEAMS (OF 2) $40.25 $44.75
FAMILY (OF 3-6) $39.67 $42.67

For information on registering as part of a school group please refer to school groups.

Sanitarium is thrilled to be coming back to Gisborne, and each year the number of Weet-Bix TRYathletes keeps increasing! Again the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event is located at Nelson Park. The TRYathlon starts with a short swim at the Enterprise Aquatic Centre, a 25m indoor pool. The Transition Area is located on Nelson Park field beside the pool, and the bike and run legs of the Kids TRYathlon are around the field and surrounding streets.

Tuesday, 16 February  2016
Nelson Park, Gisborne
Age Requirements:
7yrs to 15yrs inclusive
Approximate Distances (Age 7):
Swim 50m, Cycle 4km, Run 1.5km
Approximate Distances (Age 8-10):
Swim 75-100m, Cycle 4km, Run 1.5km
Approximate Distances (Age 11-15):
Swim 150-200m, Cycle 8km, Run 1.5km
Nearby events:
Rotorua Sun 13 December 2015
Hastings Thu 18 February 2016
Early Bird Discount Closes:
12noon, Fri 15 January 2016
School Group Applications Close:
12noon, Fri 5 February 2016
Courier Option Closes:
12noon, Tue 26 January 2016
School Registration Closes:
12noon, Tue 9 January 2016
Online Registration Closing Date:
12noon, Tue 9 February 2016

Reasons to Enter

Have Fun

We create a safe environment where kids can focus on enjoying time with friends on the course or in activities around the Expo Village.

Be Inspired

Every child, no matter their ability, is considered a champion and encouraged by Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Ambassadors. A medallion is awarded for completion.

Boost Confidence

79% of parents tell us their child felt better about themselves or were glowing with pride on completion and their self-esteem and self-confidence improved.

Great Value

TRYathletes receive a KIT stuffed full of goodies from Weet-Bix and our sponsors. Plus free breakfast and activities in the village for all.

See for Yourself!

register now before Tuesday, 9 February 2016 to save $9 per child!

Supported Locally By

Activities for all ages to TRY

All Blacks World

TRY out your rugby skills on the inflatable All Blacks World obstacle course!

TRYathlon Village

Check out the awesome activities held in the Village while you're waiting for your TRYathlon to begin!

Prize Giving

Have your participant bib scanned at the Check In tent when you put your bike into Transition and you’ll go into the draw to win some great prizes!


TRYathlon Ambassadors

Our Weet­Bix Kids TRYathlon Series is supported by our team of TRYathlon ambassadors and each event is attended by at least one of them. You could meet celebrities such as our National Ambassador Valerie Adams!

TriNZ Get Ready


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On The Day

gisborne course map

Course Map

Download your course map here.

gisborne village map

Village Map

Download your village map here.

gisborne swim map

Swim Map

Download your swim map here.

Parents Testimonials

…”Great atmosphere and day out with friends.” – Claire, Parent, 2014/2015 Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

…”It’s a fun event focused on participation, not placing. It’s also so great to have a fitness goal to work towards.” – Holly, Parent, 2014/2015 Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

…”It is fun and the feeling of finishing and getting a medal is amazing.” – Rebecca, Parent, 2014/2015 Gisborne Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

register now before Tuesday, 9 February 2016 to save $9 per child!

What Happens on the Day

8.00-9.15am 1.A. Have your event kit? - Head towards Transition and look for the Check-In flags and tents. 

At Transition, your bib will be scanned to check you in to the event and place you into the prize draw. You will then receive your  Arena Swim Cap. Once you have checked in, you will keep moving through transition to position your bike with one parent if  necessary to help you. 
(Please note: more than one parent creates too much congestion in the Transition area). 
While you’re in Transition, ask a Help Team volunteer to write your bib number on your arm and leg. This will help the  photographers send you the right photos after the event and give the organisers another point of reference to check your details  if necessary.
1.B. Don't have your event kit? - Bring your confirmation email to the Admin Tent where you can collect your Event Kit and  receive answers to any questions you may have. 
Once you have received your event kit, make your way to Transition and look for the Check In flags and tents.
You will need to leave the following items in Transition:

• Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt with Bib Number attached to the front.
• Bike with your event number sticker attached to the handle bars.
• Helmet with your event number sticker attached to the front.
• Running shoes and socks.
• 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.
 9.15am Transition CLOSES - No entry to the transition area will be allowed after this time.
 9.30am Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon BRIEFING for all participants in front of the main stage container.
 10.00am Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon STARTS and participants are called in swim cap colour order to get ready at the swim section of the event. 

  7 years, Green Cap
  8 years, Yellow Cap 
  9 years, Orange Cap
  10 years, Light Blue Cap
  Junior Teams, Red Cap 
  Senior Teams, Dark Blue Cap 
  11 years, Purple Cap
  12 years, Grey/Silver Cap 
  13, 14, 15 years, Black Cap 
 approx 12.30pm Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon concludes and prize giving begins. You must be present at prize giving with your event number to claim  any prizes.

After the final participant has completed the course, controlled access for those wanting to remove bikes from transition will be  permitted from a single designated entry point under the guidance of Transition HELP TEAM Marshals until Prize-giving has been  completed.

After the prize-giving has been completed, general access to bikes in the Transition Area will be permitted. Several entries to  transition will be created and security spot checks will be carried out by Transition HELP TEAM Marshals.

You should plan to be at the venue until approximately 1pm.

register now before Tuesday, 9 February 2016 to save $9 per child!