Over 700 Kids in Inaugural Sunshine Coast Weetbix Kids TRYathlon

18 May, 2014
Author: Charles Hodgson

[Video]Over 700 eager Sunshine Coast kids swam, rode and ran their way around the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon course today as part of the biggest kid’s triathlon series in the world.
Local kids, aged seven to 15 years, received a gold medal today from a host of sporting heroes for giving activity a TRY and completing the event at Stockland Park.
“The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon isn’t about getting the fastest time or winning the race – it is about taking part, having fun and being healthy,” said Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Ambassador and Cricketer Brett Lee.
The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is designed for kids aged 7-15 no matter their abilities or experience. Every kid who takes part is a champion and receives a gold medal from sporting heroes at the event.
“I am delighted that nine out of ten (94%) parents surveyed believe the program boosted their child’s self-confidence 1,” said Sanitarium General Manager of Marketing, Daniel Derrick.
“It is great to see the kids bursting with pride as they cross the finish line, and all are rewarded equally with a medal from some of our great sporting hero ambassadors.”
Now in its 16th year, the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series continues to encourage kids to get healthy and active while building confidence to “give it a TRY” in a fun and rewarding environment.
The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon includes twelve events held across the country from January to May and will benefit an estimated 18,400 Australian children who will participate this year.
The Queensland Government is committed to getting as many Queenslanders as active as possible starting at a grass-roots level through their support of the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.
For event information visit www.try.weetbix.com.au