Selwood encourages Bendigo youngsters to try

MORE than 900 Bendigo athletes are tipped to register for the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon next month.

There are only two weeks left for participants to enter the event.

Victorian TRYathlon ambassador Joel Selwood encouraged kids to register to swim, ride and run around the specially designed course at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.

Selwood who has won three premierships with Geelong since being drafted by the Bendigo Pioneers said organisers anticipated the Bendigo event would be a sell-out.

“Be quick to register as there are only 900 places and I would be disappointed for local kids to miss out on their chance to feel like a champion,” he said.

Sanitarium marketing general manager Daniel Derrick said nine out of 10 parents surveyed by the organisation believed the TRYathlon boosted their child’s confidence.

“It is great to see the kids bursting with pride as they cross the finish line and all are rewarded with a gold medal and certificate from some of our greatest sporting hero ambassadors,” he said.

The Weet-Bix TRY is designed for children aged between seven and 15.

Participants of all abilities are encouraged to take part.

Every participant will receive a gold medal after completing the race.

Bendigo is the fifth of 12 Australian events in the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon 2014 series.

The Bendigo event will be held on March 2. 

Registrations close at midnight on February 16, unless the event reaches capacity prior to the date. 

For more information about the event or to register visit www.tryathlon.weetbix.com.au 

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