Hundreds of Tauranga children will get up close and personal with two of New Zealand's top sporting stars at tomorrow's Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

The triathlon will kick off at 10am at Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui.

Children will run, cycle and swim their way to the finish line to receive a medal from sport stars including shot putter Valerie Adams, Ironman triathlete Cameron Brown, women's rugby union player Sarah Goss and Tri NZ High Performance Squad Member Hamish Miller.

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Online entries have closed but it is possible to enter on the day between 7am and 8am at the admin tent at Coronation park.

Entry price is $44.

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon National Ambassador Adams was looking forward to seeing the boost of confidence the event will give kids.

"Self-esteem for kids, or anyone for that matter, is so important and a great way to build self-esteem is to set goals and go about trying to achieve them. The Weet-Bix TRY is simply the perfect setting for that," the two-time Olympic shot put champion said.

New Zealand Women's Sevens captain Sarah Goss, a Mount Maunganui resident, will also be there to greet children at the finish line.

"It's great for kids to be involved, get active and participate in sports through the TRYathlons," Goss said.

"I love seeing how satisfied the kids are as they run up the tunnel at the end and get their medals, and how much enjoyment their parents and supporters get from seeing them finish too."

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon events are running throughout New Zealand until April 10.

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