AROUND 700 WEET-BIX KIDS READY TO GIVE THE SANITARIUM WEET-BIX KIDS TRYATHLON A TRY ON THE SUNSHINE COAST THIS SUNDAY!
Now in its 20th year, the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is gearing up for its biggest year ever with renowned fitness expert Steve ‘Commando’ Willis encouraging kids all over the country to give the event a try. The series will host a huge event this Sunday April 22nd at the University of Sunshine Coast (USC).
Sporting stars Gretel Tippett (Australian Netball player and former WNBL player) and Alyssa Lock (Surfing Prodigy) will be there to cheer the kids across the finish line and to award them their finishers medallion. More ambassadors are to be announced.
The Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series is Australia’s premier national fitness event series for kids aged seven to 15. Established in 1999, the non-competitive event is all about getting kids active whilst having a huge amount of fun. Since its inception, more than 200,000 kids have taken part.
This year the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon has shifted its location to the University of the Sunshine Coast which has amazing facilities and local families have responded incredibly and with great enthusiasm. Registrations are very strong with an expected 700 eager participants ready to give it a TRY on the Sunshine Coast in 2018!
National Ambassador and former The Biggest Loser trainer, Steve Willis, is a devoted dad of four kids aged between 18 and two, and a dedicated advocate for kids living happy, healthy, active lives.
“Sanitarium is a community-minded company driven by a strong social purpose to help people enjoy happy, healthy lives,” Steve says. “They’re passionate about kids’ health just like I am, so I’m honoured to do my bit to spread the word about such a great event.”
“It’s vital that healthy habits are instilled in every person from the time they are young. Positive physical and mental development through activity directly correlates to our sense of self-esteem, how we deal with stress, and how we interact with others. The more as parents we can instil a love for fitness and activity in our children the more it will benefit them in later life as adults.”
Healthcare provider Bupa, is now in its 11th year as the Series Platinum Sponsor. “Seeing your kids cross the finish line of the TRY is a big moment for everyone. When it comes to family, the little moments also matter. As a health and care organisation, we want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of families by helping them to enjoy their special moments of family connection no matter how big or small,” says Jane Power, Chief Marketing & Customer Officer.
“That’s why we’re huge supporters of the TRYathlon, because it’s such a fantastic event for kids that parents can also get involved in, by helping them prepare for it and build the excitement together.”