TRIATHLON

Christopher Ung from Papatoetoe is congratulated by Olympic triathlete Debbie Tanner at the 2009 Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon Christopher Ung from Papatoetoe is congratulated by Olympic triathlete Debbie Tanner at the 2009 Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon CREDIT: Professional Public Relations

South Auckland kids encouraged to give the Weet-bix Tryathlon a go

Friday 29 October 2010, 10:03AM
By Professional Public Relations
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MANUKAU CITY

Kids aged 7 – 15 years from the South Auckland region are invited to register for the Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon to be held on Wednesday 8 December at Mountford Park, Manurewa.

The Weet-Bix Tryathlon series holds the World Record for being the largest children’s sporting event in the world, and last year the Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon attracted more than 600 local participants.

The popular run, swim and bike event is open to kids of all sporting abilities and participants can complete the course as individuals or with the support of a tag-team of two or three friends.

Senior Product Manager for Weet-Bix, Nigel Chenery is encouraging South Auckland kids and families to experience the great atmosphere of a Weet-Bix Tryathlon event.

“Each year children of every confidence and sporting level enter the Weet-Bix Tryathlon and experience the joy of achieving their personal best at a national sporting event,” says Mr Chenery.

“We are encouraging local kids to register for the Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon and give it a go whether they are a budding athlete or first time participant.”

To assist more South Auckland kids with participating in the Weet-Bix Tryathlon, the Manukau City Council is providing a $15 discount for the first 1000 participants who enter the event.

Register by Monday 15 November and entry for the Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon is only $16.

Families and school groups can nominate kids who require financial support in entering the event through the Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation, which aims to provide kids of all backgrounds with the opportunity to participate in a Weet-Bix Tryathlon event.

The Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation provides funding towards the entry fee as well as assistance with necessary equipment and support to complete the event such as running shoes or swimming lessons.

To register for the Manukau Weet-Bix Tryathlon or to nominate a child for the Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation visit www.weetbix.co.nz or phone 09 531 5080