Promoting active, healthy kids

For more than 20 years, the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon™ has been making a real and lasting difference to the health and wellbeing of Aussie kids. With 10 events around the country each year (and many more in New Zealand too), it's the largest kids triathlon series in the world!

Our aim in operating this not-for-profit event series is to help give Aussie kids the right foundation to live a long and healthy life - both physically and mentally. It's intrinsically tied to Sanitarium's passion to help every Australian realise their healthy potential and it brings to life what the research tells us about how to give kids the best start in life and reduce their lifetime risk of lifestyle-related chronic disease. 

We know people who feel good about themselves are more likely to make healthier choices - across all aspects of life. That's why we see the opportunity to boost a child's self esteem through participation in TRYathlon as equally important to the opportunity it provides for a child to enjoy outdoor physical activity. It's also why we focus on providing an inclusive event experience which is fun, friendly and rewards everyone for just 'giving it a TRY!' 

The combination of swimming, cycling and running means there's something for everyone, and shorter distances on safe, flat courses make it an achievable goal for kids of all abilities and fitness levels. But perhaps best of all, inspirational sporting heroes like Weet-Bix Kids Tim Cahill and Stephanie Gilmore can often be found cheering on kids as they cross the finish line.

See how the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon has helped Kari manage her health and achieve success!

Did you know?
One hour of moderate to vigorous activity a day is all it takes for Aussie kids (5 to 17 years) to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.

> Download the Little People Big Lives Report to learn more about children's health and wellbeing

References

  1. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, Australian Government, Department of Health

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