Tryathlon open to all
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.