BRINGS OUT THE CHAMPION IN EVERY AUSSIE KID!
Don't miss the chance to get involved in this years big kids' event, where kids get active, get lots of cool gear and meet today's sporting heroes. The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon ® is a community event in its seventh year where kids aged 7-15 can swim, cycle and run for fun, plus take home a medal and certificate for having a go - because every kid is a champion!
It doesn't matter how good they are at sport, the Kids TRY-athlon will give them the chance to challenge themselves. So register now at www.weetbix.com.au
, and get your kids active and healthy with Weet-Bix, the breakfast of champions.
The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon® attracted over 9000 entrants Australia wide last series. Australian cricketer Brett Lee thinks the Kids TRY-athlon is a great idea and encourages parents to get their kids involved:"Get your kids to go for it - sport is about having fun and the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon is great fun for everyone. If we can encourage them to have a go, and be the best they can be, kids can be happy, healthy and experience a great sense of achievement."
The event is divided into two age categories to suit everyone from 7 to 15:7-10 year olds' will complete a 100m swim, 3km cycle and 500m run11-15 year olds' division will complete a 200m swim, 6km cycle and 1km run
The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon® will be held in five locations around Australia from February 2005 to April 2005 to ensure youngsters from Brisbane to Perth can 'Have a go!' There are also two other Kids TRY-athlon events in Hobart and Adelaide presented by Triathlon Association and sponsored by Sanitarium Weet-Bix (see details below).
Kids just need to bring their bike, helmet, swimmers and running shoes. No matter what level of skill, adult helpers will ensure they can be their absolute best in a safe environment.
Every participant receives a medal and certificate, and cool gear including a Ribena juice, New Balance singlet, kit bag, Eyeline swim cap, , plus more. On the day Check In starts at 7am with briefings for participants starting at 9am. Entry is $32 for an individual and $25 per child for a family entry (three or more kids from one family) through www.weetbix.com.au and click on the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon icon; or free call 1 800 989 999.
Event Dates and venues:
Sydney - Sunday, February 13, 2005 Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush. (Entries close 5pm February 4, 2005)
Melbourne - Sunday, February 20, 2005 Catani Gardens, Beaconsfield Road, St Kilda. (Entries close 5pm February 11, 2005)
Canberra - Sunday, February 27, 2005 Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra (Entries close 5pm February 18, 2005)
Perth - Sunday, March 20, 2005 Langley Park, Riverside Drive, East Perth WA (Entries close 5pm March 4, 2005)
Brisbane - Sunday, April 10, 2004 University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane QLD (Entries close 5pm April 1, 2005)
Other Kids TRY-athlon events run by State Triathlon Associations and sponsored by Sanitarium Weet-Bix:
Hobart - Sunday, March 6, 2005 Sandy Bay, Hobart
To enter: call 1800 989 999 or log onto www.triathlontasmania.org
Adelaide - Sunday, March 13, 2005 Midcourse Reserve, Brebner Drive, West Lakes, Adelaide
To enter: call 1800 989 999 or log onto www.triathlonsa.org.au
Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon Philosophy:
We believe that inside every child there is a champion. It doesn't matter about their size or shape, it doesn't matter if they don't usually get involved in sporting activities. We want them to give it a go and feel like a champion. The emphasis is on being involved and giving their best.
The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon is designed to be challenging yet safe and achievable. Every child is rewarded equally for his or her achievements with a medallion and a certificate. There are no placings and times are not kept.