General FAQ's 


1. What is the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon?

The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon helps kids stay active and healthy through a programme of participation. It's about getting out there, giving it a TRY, achieving a personal best, improving confidence and self-esteem.

2. Who can enter the TRYathlon?

The event is open to everyone aged between 7 and 15, and consists of a swim, followed by a cycle and a run.

Participants can enter as an individual and complete all three legs of the event or they can form a team of two by pairing up with a friend. As a team, one team member will be the "swimmer" and the other the "cyclist". Both participants will complete the run section together.

3. How much does the TRYathlon cost?

Registration Type  Early Bird Online  Full*
 Individual $35.00 $44.00  $53.00
 Family of 3+ $35.00  $39.67  $42.67 
 2 person team $35.00  $40.25 $44.75 
Multi-Event Discount
Please call 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249)
  $30.00 $39.00 

 *Full Price is for registrations made on event day and will only be available if the event has not reached capacity.

Early Bird Special Dates

Entries made before 12noon on the following dates will be eligible for the Early Bird discount for the corresponding event:

Event    Early Bird Discount Cut-Off
(All cut-offs occur at 12noon)
 Manukau  Monday 9th November 2015
 Rotorua  Friday 13th November 2015
 Mt Maunganui  Tuesday 8th December 2015
 Hamilton  Thursday 14th January 2016
 Gisborne  Friday 15th January 2016
 Hastings  Monday 18th January 2016
 St Heliers  Thursday 21st January 2016
 Dunedin  Thursday 28th January 2016
 Nelson  Friday 5th February 2016
 Christchurch  Monday 15th February 2016
 Wellington  Friday 19th February 2016
 Lower Hutt  Monday 22nd February 2016
 Palmerston North  Wednesday 24th February 2016
 New Plymouth  Monday 29th February 2016
 Hibiscus Coast  Thursday 3rd March 2016
 Bay of Islands  Thursday 10th March 2016

The Early Bird discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Enter Now.

School Group Discount

If your child’s school has registered as a group at your event, you can receive a school group discount for your registration fee and help your school to win great prizes! You can join your school’s group either by completing a permission slip and returning this to your school group coordinator or by choosing to link to your school group when registering from home. 

In order for your school to qualify for prizes, the school group will need to have a minimum number of participants entered:

School Roll*   Number of Participants Required 
 100+  15+ students
 51-100  10+ students
 50 or less  5+ students

*School rolls as supplied by Ministry of Education August 2015

If you are unsure if your school has a group, please enquire with your school’s sports coordinator. To register a school group, click here.

Multi-Event Discount

If your child wishes to participate in more than one event, you can receive a multi-event discount.

Once you have registered for your first event, please contact our Registration & Call Centre to receive a multi-event discount code. This code will reduce your registration fee for all subsequent events to NZ$30.00 (incl GST). 

Please note that you will need to have paid either the full early bird or full online registration price (ie. not used a discount or complimentary code) for your first event to qualify for a multi-event discount code. 

To contact our Registration & Call Centre, either email tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz or phone 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249).

The Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon Foundation:

You may be eligible for assistance with entry fees to the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, or essential equipment you are missing that will enable you to take part in the event. To find out more or to apply for assistance from the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Foundation please click here.

Official Photos – Electronic Downloadable Photo Pack 

Official photos can be purchased before or after your event from our official photographers Supersport Images as an Electronic Downloadable Photo Pack.

Your Electronic Downloadable Photo Pack includes all identified images of your child from the swim, bike, run and medals location, captured by the Supersport Images team. 

  • To assist the Supersport Images team, please ensure your child's bib number is clearly positioned on the front of their t-shirt.
  • You will receive an email from Supersport Images with a link to identified images of your child with access instructions approximately 3-5 days after the event.
  • Supersport Images is unable to guarantee any specific images at any of the events.

Electronic Downloadable Photo Packs, which are pre-ordered during your registration, cost NZ$13.00 (incl GST). 

Electronic Downloadable Photo Packs purchased after your event day cost NZ$34.50 (incl GST).

4. Where and when are the events?

Auckland - Manukau 9th December 2015 Wednesday Mountfort Park
Corner Sykes & Weymouth Road
Rotorua 13th December 2015 Sunday Kuirau Park
Kuirau Street
Mt Maunganui 8th January 2016 Friday Coronation Park
Mt Maunganui Road
Mt Maunganui 
Hamilton 14th February 2016 Sunday University Fields
Knighton Road
Hamilton East
Gisborne 16th February 2016 Tuesday Nelson Park
Nelson Road
Hastings 18th February 2016 Thursday Frimley Park
Lyndhurst Road
Auckland - St Heliers 21st February 2016 Sunday Vellenoweth Green
Tamaki Drive
St Heliers
Dunedin 28th February 2016 Sunday Memorial Park
Gordon Road
Nelson 6th March 2016 Sunday Tahunanui Recreation Ground
Bisley Walk
Christchurch 13th March 2016 Sunday Jellie Park
Greers Road
Wellington 20th March 2016 Sunday Kilbirnie Park
Evans Bay Parade
Lower Hutt 22nd March 2016 Tuesday Lower Hutt Recreation Grounds
Myrtle Street
Lower Hutt
Palmerston North 24th March 2016 Thursday  Ongley Park
Park Road
West End
Palmerston North
New Plymouth 30th March 2016 Wednesday Ngamotu Beach
Ocean View Parade
New Plymouth 
Hibiscus Coast 3rd April 2016 Sunday  Manly Bay
Laurence Street
Bay of Islands 10th April 2016  Sunday Waitangi
Adjacent to the Treaty Grounds


5. The TRYathlon Course

Each TRYathlon course is made up of three components; the swim, the cycle and the run. 

How far is the TRYathlon course?

Distances are approximate & are as follows;

  • 7 year olds 50m swim/ 4km cycle/ 1.5km run
  • 8 – 10 year olds 100m swim/ 4km cycle/ 1.5km run
  • 11 – 15 year olds* 150 – 200m swim/ 8km cycle/ 1.5 km run 

* 11-15 year olds will swim approximately 150m in locations where there are 25m pools (Manukau, Gisborne, Lower Hutt, Dunedin) and approximately 200m in all other locations.

The Swim

The swim leg will take place in either in the oceans or a public pool. Each venue is a little bit different so we recommend you check the My Location page to check the depth of the swim at your child’s event and to download a swim map. Be assured that for all events the swim will take place in water that is no more than 2 meters deep and, in most cases, is much shallower than this. There are always lots of lifeguards on hand to help if your children are struggling. 

For pool swims, some of the lifeguards will be based in the pool for the entire event. Others will be located around the edge of the pool to assist with entering and exiting the water. Flutter boards are also available if required.

All ocean swims are conducted parallel to the beach, so your child will never be far from land. Some of these lifeguards will stand on the shore and some of these lifeguards will be based in the water for the entire event. 

We will always have a lifeguard on hand for our TRYathletes should they require assistance.  

The Cycle

The cycle leg will take place in parks, on footpaths and roads closed to traffic. We recommend you check the My Location page to download a copy of the cycle map for event.

Each participant, including kids from the same family, will need to have their own bike and helmet to complete the TRYathlon. Sharing bikes can compromise safety and security. 

If you require assistance with equipment, you can apply for support from the Weet-Bix Foundation here.

For health and safety reasons, closed in shoes must be worn during the cycle and run legs of the TRYathlon.

The Run

The run leg will take place in parks, on footpaths and roads closed to traffic. We recommend you check the My Location page to download a copy of the run map for event.

For health and safety reasons, closed in shoes must be worn during the cycle and run legs of the TRYathlon.

Special Assistance

If your child needs assistance during any leg of the course, please contact our Registration & Call Centre at least two days before the event and we will discuss options with you. Our Registration & Call Centre team can arrange for a parent or guardian to have access to all areas of the course to provide assistance. You can contact us on 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249) or at tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz.


6. How do I enter my child?

Your child will need to be between 7 and 15 years of age on the event day which you are registering them for.You will also need a valid New Zealand credit or debit card to complete your registration.

For health and safety reasons, each event has a limited capacity. Once this capacity has been reached, no further entries will be taken.


Entry online is easy and payment can be made by credit card. Simply complete the information required and select the right options for you on each page as you click through. 

When you, as a parent or legal guardian, are registering your child online, please read the form and tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions. Following completion of the form and payment online you will receive a confirmation email to confirm your child’s registration.

Click here to register online.

Registration & Call Centre

Call our Registration & Call Centre team on 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249) if you wish to register over the phone.


If your child’s school has registered as a group at your event, you can join your school’s group either by completing a permission slip and returning this to your school group coordinator or by entering a 'school discount code' and linking to your school group to receive the school group discount when registering from home.

As an Individual

Participants who enter as an individual will complete the swim, cycle and run legs of the TRYathlon course. 

If you have 3 children in your family who wish to enter as individuals, you can enter them as a Family group to receive discount for their registration fees. 

As a Team

Participants may enter as a team of two – one as a team swimmer and one as a team cyclist. Both team members will complete the run together. It is important that both team swimmers and team cyclists bring closed in shoes for the run leg of the event.

When registering as a team online or over the phone, both team members will need to be registered consecutively in the same session. The registration fees for both team members will be processed in one payment.

7. When do I need to register by?

If you wish to receive the Early Bird discount, please see Early Bird Special Dates.

Register prior to the courier cut-off date and have your race pack delivered to you before event day thanks to Courier Post! If you register after the courier cut-off date, you will need to collect your race pack on event day from the admin tent.

Provided that the event capacity has not been reached, registrations will be accepted on the day of the event at the admin tent. Please note that on the day registrations will be charged full price.


Courier Cut-Off Date
(All cut-offs occur at 12 noon)
Online Registrations Close
(All cut-offs occur at 12 noon)
Manukau Wednesday, 18 November 2015 Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Rotorua  Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Mt Maunganui  Monday, 14 December 2015  Monday, 21 December 2015 
Hamilton  Monday, 25 January 2016  Monday, 5 February 2016
Gisborne  Tuesday, 26 January 2016  Tuesday, 9 February 2016 
Hastings  Wednesday, 27 January 2016  Wednesday, 10 February 2016
St Heliers Tuesday, 2 February 2016  Tuesday, 16 February 2016 
Dunedin  Tuesday, 9 February 2016 Tuesday, 23 February 2016 
Nelson  Tuesday, 16 February 2016  Tuesday, 1 March 2016 
Christchurch  Tuesday, 23 February 2016  Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Wellington  Monday, 29 February 2016 Monday, 14 March 2016
Lower Hutt  Tuesday, 1 March 2016  Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Palmerston North Wednesday, 2 March 2016  Wednesday, 16 March 2016 
New Plymouth  Wednesday, 9 March 2016  Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Hibiscus Coast  Tuesday, 15 March 2016  Wednesday, 30 March 2016 
Northland Tuesday, 22 March 2016  Tuesday, 5 April 2016


8. I have completed my child’s registration online – now what happens? 

Once your credit card payment has been approved, you will then receive a confirmation email from the Weet-BixKids TRYathlon. Please ensure that you check your junk mail if you have not received a copy in your inbox. You can contact the Registration & Call Centre on 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249) if you have not received your confirmation within 24 hours of completing your registration.

Make sure you keep a copy of this email as you will need to quote the reference number in all correspondence.

You will receive two emails in the lead up to your event (one will be two weeks out and another a few days before the event) with specific details around your event including key timings, what to bring, what to do on the day, where to park etc.

Training for the TRYathlon

It’s time to get out there and get training! Check out the TRYTR@INER programmes provided by Tri NZ.

Also, check out our ON THE DAY FAQ’s so you and your child know what to expect on event day.


9. Event Kits

Thanks to Courier Post, all participants who register by the courier cut-off date will have their event kits delivered to them for free! Keep an eye out for your event kit 3-5 days before your event.

Event Kits will be sent to the address given during the registration process. If you would prefer to have kits delivered to your workplace, make sure you update your details by contacting the Registration & Call Centre. 

Please note that Event Kits cannot be delivered to PO BOXES.

Your event kit will contain:

  • Official Weet-Bix TRYathlon t-shirt (see below for sizing chart)
  • Event bib sticker
  • Weet-Bix drawstring bag
  • Complimentary breakfast coupon
  • Complimentary drink voucher
  • Special offers and competitions from our event sponsors

You will pick up your swim cap when you Check In at transition on the day of the event.

After the event, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and, if your parent or guardian have chosen to purchase event photos, you will also receive 4-6 digital images of yourself to help you remember your special day!


10. Wet Weather 

If the weather is not looking great on the morning of the event, make sure you check our website try.weetbix.co.nz or Facebook page to check the event status. It is very unlikely that the event will be cancelled but it may change format from Triathlon to Duathlon, Aquathon or Fun Run. Safety is our first priority so adjustments to the format will be made as necessary.

If there is a change to the event, we aim to have the website and our facebook page updated by 7.00am. 

Updates will also be broadcasted on your local The Hits station.

Please check our event policies.


11. I need help!

    Our Registration & Call Centre team are available to answer any questions you may have. You can contact us on 0800 WEET BIX (0800 9338 249) or at tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz

    Our office hours are:

    Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm

    Friday 9am to 12:30pm


12. Terms and Conditions

To view our full Terms and Conditions, click here