Weetbix TRYathon 2014

Welcome to the Weetbix TRYathlon 2014 page

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Christchurch is only days away . . .

Dear Grant's Parent/Caregiver
The Christchurch Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon at Jellie Park is now only days away!! Our awesome ambassadors 10 x NZ Ironman Champion Cameron Brown, World Champion & Olympic Cyclist Alison Shanks and Ex NZ Tall Black & NZ Breakers star Dillon Boucher as well as two All Blacks are looking forward to cheering your child across the finish line!
     To ensure that your child has an enjoyable day and makes it to the start line on time please read
     the information below & share it with your TRYathlete. 
What to do before you arrive at Jellie Park, Christchurch.
To make things easier for you we recommend you click here and print out the checklist to take with you. It is a good idea to go through this with your child the night before the event so that they know what to expect on their big day!!

Key timings for the day are as follows;

7:00 am  Event site opens

8.15 am Administration Tent, “CHECK IN”** & Transition & close. All participants must be “CHECKED IN”
by this time & all bikes (along with helmets, and other event gear must be in the
Transition Area).

8.30 am Event Briefing starts

9.00 am TRYathlon starts

** CHECK IN is a system we have to help us with safety aspects of the event. Your child’s bib will be scanned at the entrance to Transition when they arrive so that we know who is actually on site. In the event of an incident this scanning technology helps our operations team to be able to quickly identify your child & any medical conditions they have as well as being able to contact their parent/guardian quickly, without having to look through paperwork to determine the parent/guardians mobile number.

The TRYathlon will be followed by a Prize Giving, so you should plan to be at the venue until approximately 1pm. Please note that for health & safety reasons you will not be able to remove your child’s bike from the transition area until after the prize giving.


Transition is where it all happens! It is the change over point from swim gear to cycle gear and then again from cycle gear to running.

Your child will need to take everything that they will need for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon into the Transition Area & leave it with their bike. Bikes will be lined up by age group – just look for the coloured flag that matches the colour on your child’s bib number & help them rack their bike along this row. There are plenty of HELP TEAM volunteers to assist you if you have any questions.


Safety is paramount & we strongly encourage you to;

Have your child’s bike & helmet safety checked. Our sponsor Avanti will be carrying out free safety  checks at Avanti Stores and also on the day at the Avanti Tent.
Ensure your child’s BIB NUMBER is clearly written on their right arm & right leg.


Numbers should be clearly written in a black permanent marker. This is important as in the event of  an accident it means we are able to identify your child & contact you via the mobile number you supply  during the registration process.
Make sure that your child’s helmet is adjusted to fit correctly. Check out this website for correct  fitting prior to the event & adjust your child’s helmet as necessary so that it is ready to go
on the big day!

For safety reasons, wearing closed in shoes are compulsory for both the cycle & run legs of the TRYathlon. You will also not be able to remove your child’s bike from transition until the completion of prize giving.


The prize giving will take place straight after the final TRYathletes cross the finish line. Thanks to our sponsors, we have some fantastic spot prizes to be won including;

Prize packs from Brita, Toyota,
Avanti Bikes & Helmets
Asics Product Vouchers
Weet-Bix Merchandise Packs & Sanitarium product vouchers
ASB Prize Packs – 5 x $50 Head Start accounts and one Samsung Tablet to win at every event!!
Sunday Star-Times Subscription

We also have our fantastic school group prizes up for grabs - a $500 sporting goods voucher, two $2,500* sporting goods vouchers thanks to ASB or 25 pairs of ASICs* shoes!!


Parking will be available at Cobham Intermediate for a gold coin donation. Access is off Sunningvale Lane. The money raised will go toward the schools Parent Teacher Association.

In the event of bad weather please check our website or our facebook page for any postponement or cancellation notices or alternatively listen to Classic Hits 97.7FM

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Registration & Call Centre Team on
(09) 531 5080.  We are available Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm & Fridays 9am – 12 noon.

See you on Sunday!

The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Team
Inspiring Kiwi Kids for 22 years

*terms & conditions apply – see http://tryathlon.weetbix.co.nz/parents/event-policies for more details


When:   Sunday, March 9
Where: Jellie Park and surrounds
Who:  7 - 15yr boys and girls
How: Students register at home or through Oaklands School

Benefits of registering through school: If we have 15 students register through the school, we go into the draw to win money and equipment for the school.

How:  Pick up registration form from office
           Complete ALL sections
           Return to office with payment
           Mr. Forman will enter the details and you will receive an email confirmation from Weetbix
           Your child's competition pack with be delivered to school a few days before the event

What: Students can enter as as individual or as part of a team

Individual = swim, cycle, run
Team = one swim, one cycle, both run together

How far do they run, swim and cycle?

Complimentary entries

The school has been given are 2 complimentary entries. We would like to use these to ensure that the cost of entry is not a barrier to an interested student participating. See the office or Grant Forman (Room 5) for more details.

I will be holding training sessions for students doing the TRYathlon to familiarise them with what to expect.

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