Kiwi kids who want to take part in this year's Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Nelson better get in quick.
The TRYathlon, which has become a rite-of-passage for Kiwi kids, will be held at Tahunanui Reserve on March 16 and starts at 9am. Participants will have the opportunity to meet sporting celebrities Jonah Lomu, Cameron Brown and Phill Jones who will also be attending the event.
Pierre van Heerden, General Manager for Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing New Zealand is encouraging all kids from Marlborough to fuel up on Weet-Bix and enter in this year's TRYathlon.
"The event focuses on encouraging kids to participate, achieve their personal best and most of all to have fun. Getting active is so important and the TRYathlon is a great way to get kids involved at a young age."
Every child who participates in a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon receives a race pack, a race T-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, a certificate and a medal.
Breakfast is also available to all kids participating so they can fuel up on Weet-Bix before the event.
The Weet-Bix Foundation provides assistance to ensure even more children can take part in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. Teachers and community leaders can apply for support from the Foundation on behalf of a child between the ages of 7 to 15. The worthy nominees will be provided a subsidy of entry fees, or a subsidy of necessary equipment to complete the event.
Entry numbers for the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon are limited, so schools and individuals who want to be involved should get in quick to secure their place. Kids can enter as individuals or in a team of two.
Registrations for the swim-bike-run event and nominations for Weet-Bix Foundation can be completed online at tryathlon.weetbix.co.nz or phone 09 531 5080.
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Five lucky children can win free entry to the Nelson TRYathlon plus a Weet-Bix tote bag, Weet-Bix towel and drink bottle.
To be in to win email your child's name, address and your day time phone number to email@example.com with Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon by 5pm, Monday March 10.
The deadline for registrations is Wednesday 12 March, 11:59pm, but if kids register by Wednesday 26 February, they will get their event kit couriered to them for free thanks to CourierPost.
- The Marlborough Express