Congratulations on registering for this year's Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. We want to make sure that you have the most fun you can on the day, so we've put together a list of important info that you need to know.
Please read on to find out more. And remember, drink plenty of water before and during the event, and always warm up and stretch before you exercise. The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Team look forward to seeing you soon!
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
Here's a quick overview:
What happens in most locations* for getting ready, swimming, riding and running is set out for you here. We will send your parents or carer an email that gives the specific details for your location in the week before event day.
Check-In Numbering at event Check-In
Bikes to be racked in the Transition area
Event Check-In CLOSES
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Briefing for 11-15 yr old individuals and team members near the swim start
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Start for 11-15 yr old individuals and team members at the swim start
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Briefing for 7-8 yr old individuals and 7-10 yr old team members near the swim start
| Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Start for 7-8 yr old individuals and 7-10 yr old team members at the swim start
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Briefing for 9-10 yr old individuals near the swim start
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Start for 9-10 yr old individuals at the swim start
|12:30 - 1:00pm
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon concludes - The Event Director will announce when Transition OPENS for each age group, usually once the last child from that age group has finished.
*Note Geelong is half an hour earlier and times may vary according to the size of the event. See specific details at MY LOCATION (click on "On the Day" for each event location)
** All kids must Check In. Any child not checked in time will not be permitted to participate.
***Start time may vary particularly for 7-10 year olds due to variances in entry numbers in each location.
What are the distances?
| 11-15 yrs
|| 150 metres
|| 6 km
|| 1 km
| 9-10 yrs
|| 75 metres
|| 3 km
|| 500 metres
| 7-8 yrs
|| 75 metres
|| 3 km
|| 500 metres
*Distances may vary slightly at each event location.
What to do when you get there:
Head straight to the Check-In tent with your parents or carer for speedy processing (it’s easy to find with the big Scan Check-In flags). Make sure you have your bib number and official t-shirt. We will give you your Official swim cap. Team members doing the cycle and run legs will NOT receive a swim cap.
After CHECK-IN where do I go?
You will then go through the Numbering area where HELP TEAM volunteers wearing red t-shirts will make sure you are numbered on the arm and leg. Please make sure that you don’t put sunscreen on until we have written on your numbers – otherwise they’ll rub straight off. Our Help Team will also answer your questions, check you have everything you need and point you in the direction of TRANSITION. At this point TEAM ENTRANTS should click here for more information and then read the information below applicable to the leg or legs of the TRYathlon they plan to complete.
What to Leave in Transition:
Take everything that you will need for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon into the Transition Area – this will include your:
- Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt with Bib Number attached
- Bike with your security sticker attached
- Helmet with the security sticker attached
- Runners / socks
- Water Bottle (filled with water)
- Any medication you think your parent/guardian thinks you may need to use during the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon (EG: Asthma puffer)
Make sure that only the equipment you need for your event is left at your bike; any sports bags should be handed to your parents. Please note that only one parent may accompany you to TRANSITION, but you can also do this alone in conjunction with our great Help Team.
After I have racked my bike in Transition, where do I go?
Check with your parents or carer, and, if you do not have to go to the Briefing straight away, you can enjoy all the fun activities in the Kids TRYathlon Village until it is your turn. Listen to the commentator’s announcements as each age group is called into Briefing.
What to take to the Pool
- Official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Arena Swim Cap
What happens in the Swim leg
Officials will guide you to the start and several kids at a time will be started together in small groups. The water depth usually varies from shallow to less than 2m. There will be lifeguards in the water with you, so it will be very safe.
From the swim you will be directed to Transition via the course mapped out for you (there will be lots of Help Team people around to guide you).
Once you get back to your bike you will put on your shoes, official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt, shorts and helmet and then head into the ride. Again, there will be officials here to help you. When you return to Transition you will rack your bike, take off your helmet and head off for the Run
Finally, the Run
You will really enjoy this bit as you complete the course and cross the finish line! Soak up the cheers and enjoy getting your medal from one of our sporting hero ambassadors.
- Your helmet must be on correctly, and done up securely before you touch your bike and you must rack your bike before undoing your helmet.
- Take care on corners particularly if conditions are wet
- Road closures are in place, keep left if not overtaking- remember that your bike course is like a normal road, and normal road rules apply
- Your official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt must be worn during the ride and run
- Familiarise yourself with the course – and view Information boards located throughout the event arena to check the maps
- Do NOT move other participant’s bikes or gear in the transition area at anytime
- Do up your shoelaces before you start to ride your bike!
After you receive your medal:
Enjoy a FREE Breakfast of Champions!
After you have finished the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon course and have received your medal we look forward to seeing you in the Weet-Bix Breakfast of Champions Tent for a FREE breakfast.
The Event Day LUCKY PRIZE DRAW is done electronically after everyone has checked in. Please note there is no final stage presentation at the conclusion of the event to announce prize winners. Prize winners will be announced by the commentator throughout the day. If you are a winner and miss your name or are unable to collect your prize on the day, we will notify your parent or carer by mail. Everyone who registers before the closing date for each event will automatically go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes such as a TREK bike!
Collecting your bike and gear from Transition:
Transition age sections cannot be opened whilst children in that age group are still participating. This is for the safety and security of everyone on the day, especially those children still completing the course.
The Course Director will announce when the transition area for your age group is open and bikes can be removed. One adult ONLY may accompany you when picking up your bike from the transition area.
Please listen to the commentator for instructions in making this easy. We have many bikes and children to clear the area so your patience will be appreciated.