12 February 2016 / Believe Magazine
Once again the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series will be coming to a region near you. In its 24th year, the series has inspired Kiwi kids all around New Zealand between the ages of seven and 15 to give it a TRY!
Organisers are anticipating 26,500 will enter in the 2015/16 season, an increase on the 24,043 participants last year.
The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series provides a chance for kids to get out there and run, swim and cycle or form a team to complete the course. There’s no winning or losing; everyone who crosses the finish line is awarded a medal – sometimes by a superstar athlete such as an All Black or the national ambassador for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series, Valerie Adams.
In the past 24 years the Try series has grown rapidly, with some venues becoming so popular they have reached capacity – which has called for one new event (Northland) and two alternative venues to be added to the calendar.
For the coming season, Northland (Sunday 10 April) is a completely new venue and Lower Hutt (Tuesday 22 March) is an additional location, catering for the growing popularity of the series.
There’s also a great new venue for the popular North Shore event.Having outgrown its previous site at Narrow Neck Beach, the event will move to the Hibiscus Coast in 2016 to ensure that more kids can take part.
Additionally, the organisers say the existing event in Kilbirnie, Wellington is always a sell-out – and by adding another event for the region they hope to keep up with the demand, bringing the total number of events to 16.
The Weet-Bix TryTr@iner is an online training programme to help kids get into gear for the Weet- Bix Kids TRYathlon in 2015/16!
The training programme can be downloaded and is suitable for kids to print out and put on the fridge.
The series started at Manukau in December and runs until the last event on Sunday 10 April.
Kids can register through their schools or online at www.try.weetbix.co.nz
Source: Believe Magazine - Issue 12 2015