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Local kids give it a ‘TRY’ at kids’ TRYathlon

Crowds will gather for this years TRYathlon.

Hundreds of Mount Maunganui children will swim, cycle and run their way to the finish line as part of the upcoming Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

The popular kids’ event is being held at Arataki Park this Sunday, November 24, with the TRYathlon starting at 9am.

Participants will receive a medal from some of New Zealand's leading sporting stars.

Since the very first TRYathlon event in 1992 (which boasted just 800 entrants), more than 400,000 Kiwi kids have given it a TRY. The triathlon, which is now in its 28th year, expects more than 35,000 participants to take part from across the country, making it the world’s largest U16 triathlon series.

The iconic sporting event introduces thousands of New Zealand children to organised sport, in a positive environment which encourages them to lead active lifestyles.

This year the company has created a new introductory event for six-year-olds, who are too young to take part in the TRYathlon. The new ‘Splash and Dash’ event will be run at some TRYathlon events this summer - including Mt Maunganui - and will see budding TRYathletes, complete a 50-metre swim followed by a 1500 metre run.

The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon events are running throughout New Zealand from November 24, 2019 until March 29, 2020.

Visit: www.try.weetbix.co.nz for more information.

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