Weet-Bix kids to compete again

Kiwi kids again have the chance to take to the streets of Tauranga for the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series next year.

Kids aged 7 to 15 yearscan now register for the 2013 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series which will travel to 13 different towns and cities across New Zealand from December until April 2013.

The Tauranga race will be begin at Memorial Park on March 24.

Paralympics Champion, Sophie Pascoe along with Olympian Alison Shanks and New Zealand Youth Olympians, Maddie Dillon and Aaron Barclay are TRYathlon ambassadors for 2013.

Pierre van Heerden, general manager for the Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company, said the Weet-Bix TRYathlon was suitable for children of all levels.

"The Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon event is fun for the whole family, it encourages children aged 7-15 years to achieve a personal best and the atmosphere and crowd on the day is very exciting for everyone involved," he said.

Students can enter the Weet-Bix TRYathlon as individuals, or in a team of two or three. The TRYathlon events have a limited number of places available.

Teachers and community leaders can apply for support from the Weet-Bix Foundation on behalf of a child who cannot afford to register.

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

The Weet-Bix TRYathlon series holds the World Record for being the largest children's sporting event in the world as certified by the International Triathlon Union.

Over the past 21 years more than 240,000 New Zealand children have taken part in a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon including New Zealand sporting heroes, Alison Shanks and Maddie Dillon.

Registrations for the 2013 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series and nominations for Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation can be completed online at http://tryathlon.weetbix.co.nz/ or by calling 09 531 5080.


- Bay of Plenty Times

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