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Event Details

EARLY BIRD ONLINE FULL
SOLD-OUT SOLD-OUT SOLD-OUT
INDIVIDUALS $35.00 $44.00 $53.00
TEAMS (OF 2) $35.00 $40.25 $44.75
FAMILY (OF 3-6) $35.00 $39.67 $42.67

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

The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in New Plymouth is located at Ngamotu Beach. The swim is located in the sea, and runs parallel to the beach. The swim takes place at the end of the beach towards the Port. Tryathletes are generally able to stand-up during the short swim; however, we do encourage everyone to give swimming a go! The Transition Area is located on the access road near the reserve, and the bike and run of the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on the nearby ocean-side walkway.

Date:
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Location:
Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth
Age Requirements:
7yrs to 15yrs inclusive
Approximate Distances (Age 7):
Swim 50m, Bike 5km, Run 1.5km
Approximate Distances (Age 8-10):
Swim 75m-100m, Bike 5km, Run 1.5km
Approximate Distances (Age 11-15):
Swim 150m-200m, Bike 10km, Run 1.5km
Nearby events:
Hastings 18 February 2016
Palmerston North 24 March 2016
Early Bird Discount Closes:
12noon, Mon 29 February 2016
School Group Applications Close:
12noon,Wed 2 March 2016
Courier Option Closes:
12noon, Wed 9 March 2016
School Registration Closes:
12noon, Wed 9 March 2016
Online Registration Closing Date:
12noon, Tue 22 March 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.
 

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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!

TriNZ Get Ready

trytrainer

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On The Day

Course Map

Download your course map here.

Village Map

Download your village map here.

Swim Map

Download your swim map here.

Parents Testimonials

. . . "My child has special needs and has done the TRYathlon for the last 4 years. He does it because he can, because he is treated like everyone else and he is so proud when he gets out of his wheelchair to walk the last little bit to cross the line.”
Michelle – Parent
 
. . . "Had so much fun the year before and is a good athlete that can achieve without pressure that comes from other sports.”
Jacqui – Parent 

. . . "It is a fabulous experience for the children, always well organised and runs like a well oiled machine.”
Joshua – Parent

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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.

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