Try­athlon open to all

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The San­i­tar­ium Weet-bix Kids Try­athlon is turn­ing 20 years old, and lo­cal kids aged 7 to 15 can reg­is­ter to be part of the sport­ing his­tory.

The Welling­ton event will be held on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 19, at Hutt Re­cre­ation Grounds, Lower Hutt, and is the fourth event in the sum­mer se­ries, which trav­els to 12 dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions through­out New Zealand.

Par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a San­i­tar­ium Weet-bix Kids Try­athlon gold medal at the fin­ish line from sport­ing stars in­clud­ing Aaron Bar­clay, Pero Cameron and Te­mepara Ge­orge.

The run, swim and bike event is open to chil­dren of all sport­ing abil­i­ties and kids can par­tic­i­pate as an in­di­vid­ual or in a tag-team of two or three friends.

Phil Irons from San­i­tar­ium Weet-bix, says the event has had a fan­tas­tic 20 years in New Zealand, en­cour­ag­ing Kiwi kids to achieve a per­sonal best and en­joy a fun day with fam­ily and friends.

‘‘We are en­cour­ag­ing all lo­cal kids to reg­is­ter for the Welling­ton San­i­tar­ium Weet-bix Try­athlon and give it a go, whether they are a bud­ding ath­lete or first time par­tic­i­pant,’’ says Irons.

‘‘Over the past 20 years, more than 220,000 Kiwi kids have par­tic­i­pated and the event has launched the ca­reers of sport­ing stars in­clud­ing Olympic cy­clist Ali­son Shanks and triath­letes Deb­bie Tan­ner and An­drea Hewitt.’’

Ev­ery child who reg­is­ters for the event re­ceives an event pack in­clud­ing a Weet-bix Kids Try­athlon T-shirt, a swim cap for all swim­mers and an of­fi­cial race num­ber. To reg­is­ter, see weet­bix.co.nz or phone 09 531 5080.

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