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New Date For Tauranga Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon

Kiwi kids in Tauranga need to get in quick if they want to take part in this year’s Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

With the event taking place a month earlier than previous years and kicking off at 9am on 23rd February, 2014 at Memorial Park, Tauranga kids have until February 19 to register.

Not sure whether to take part? Then simply look at results from last year’s survey for some inspiration.

Sanitarium surveyed parents of kids who took part in a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon last year and results indicated a huge 97 per cent of participants ‘loved their experience’. More than two-thirds were described as “glowing with pride” (70 per cent), while 78 per cent of parents also felt their child’s self confidence improved as a result of participating.

Pierre van Heerden, General Manager for Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing New Zealand is encouraging all kids from Tauranga to fuel up on Weet-Bix and enter in this year’s TRYathlon.

“The feedback we received following last year’s TRYathlon is a clear indication that Kiwi kids from all over New Zealand thoroughly enjoy the event and we want even more to take part this year.

“The event focuses on encouraging kids to participate, achieve their personal best and most of all to have fun. Getting active is so important and the TRYathlon is a great way to get kids involved at a young age.”

Every child who participates in a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon receives a race pack, a race T-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, a certificate and a medal.

Breakfast is also available to all kids participating so they can fuel up on Weet-Bix before the event.

The Weet-Bix Foundation provides assistance to ensure even more children can take part in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. Teachers and community leaders can apply for support from the Foundation on behalf of a child between the ages of 7 to 15. The worthy nominees will be provided a subsidy of entry fees, or a subsidy of necessary equipment to complete the event.

Entry numbers for the Tauranga Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon are limited, so schools and individuals who want to be involved should get in quick to secure their place. Kids can enter as individuals or in a team of two.

Registrations for the swim-bike-run event and nominations for Weet-Bix Foundation can be completed online at http://tryathlon.weetbix.co.nz/ or phone 09 531 5080.

The deadline for registrations is 19 February 2014 at 11:59pm but if kids register by 5 February they will get their event kit couriered to them for free thanks to CourierPost!

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