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Less Than Two Weeks To Register For Tryathlon

Media Release
27 November 2008

Less Than Two Weeks Left To Register For The Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon

Local kids aged 7 to 15 years have less than two weeks left to register for the inaugural Weet-Bix Tryathlon event in Manukau, to take place on Wednesday 10 December at Mountford Park in Manurewa.

The Manukau Tryathlon marks the end of a successful Tryathlon series in 2008 and launches the Weet-Bix Tryathlon season for 2009.

Weet-Bix Senior Brand Manager, Tanne Andrews, says his team is busy preparing for the big day.

“We are currently working with local schools to encourage participation. We are also very lucky to have the Manukau City Council supporting the inaugural event by providing a very generous subsidy for every child who participates, enabling the Tryathlon registration fee to be reduced to $14.00 from the normal fee of $35.00.”

“The Weet-Bix Tryathlon is suitable for children of all levels of sporting ability as it focuses on encouraging kids to participate, have fun and do their best.,” says Mr Andrews.

Famous Olympic champions the Evers-Swindell Twins and All Black Keven Mealamu will be attending the Manukau Tryathlon event this year to support and encourage participants.

Entry numbers for the Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon will be limited, so schools and individuals that want to be involved should get in quick to secure their place.

Every child who participates receives a race pack, a race T-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, a completion certificate and a medal.

To ensure even more Kiwi Kids can take part in the Weet-Bix Tryathlon and Go for Gold, Weet-Bix has set up the Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation. Teachers and community leaders can apply for support from the Foundation on behalf of a child between the ages of 7 to 15.

The Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation provides worthy nominees with a subsidy or complete funding of Weet-Bix Tryathlon entry fees, as well as a subsidy or complete funding of necessary equipment to complete the event.

Registrations for this event and nominations for Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation can be completed online at www.weetbix.co.nz or phone 09 531 5080. The deadline for registrations is Monday 8 December, 5.00pm.


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