Camden Council to host Healthy Living Expo at TRYathlon event

Fun run ahead: Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli, Zac Boote, 8, and Taya Stolzenhein, 10, are excited to take part in the 2020 Weetbix Kids TRYathlon in Camden. Picture: Simon Bennett
Fun run ahead: Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli, Zac Boote, 8, and Taya Stolzenhein, 10, are excited to take part in the 2020 Weetbix Kids TRYathlon in Camden. Picture: Simon Bennett

Head into Camden on Sunday to cheer on the local kids participating in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon and check out this year's Healthy Living Expo.

The annual event held at Onslow Oval this Sunday will feature businesses and organisations promoting health and wellbeing initiatives.

Plus Fitness Narellan manager Jodey Donaldson said the day provided a great opportunity for families to take their first step towards getting active.

"We believe meeting with our community members is a massive part towards helping everyone in their path towards healthy living," Ms Donaldson said.

"It is a great event with plenty of providers around.

"We'll be giving out some free giveaways and also run some competitions on the day.

"So come down and join the team towards a healthier life."

The expo will run in conjunction with the TRYathlon, with kids aged 6-15 years participating in a swim, cycle and run around Camden Town Centre.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said it will be a perfect day for the whole family to enjoy.

"It's so important for all of our residents to remain fit and active for their overall health and the Healthy Living Expo will help link our residents to some great service providers in our area," Cr Fedeli said.

"Residents will also be able to learn about healthy lifestyles including what food or drink is good or bad for you.

"Both events provide a fantastic opportunity for residents to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Camden while gaining valuable knowledge."

Children as young as six can now join in on the TRYathlon fun, with the new Splash and Dash section of the event.

Splash and Dash is designed for kids who are eager to get involved in the TRYathlon but cannot compete in the older age division.

It will see participants complete a 75-metre pool swim followed by a 500-metre run before crossing the finish line.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the new category was a fantastic entry point for kids into the full TRYathlon.

"It is great to see the younger kids have an opportunity to give something new a try," Cr Fedeli said.

"We had more than 700 participants last year and I encourage families to get their kids involved with this world-class event right in the heart of Camden."

The TRYathlon will be held on Sunday, March 1 at Onslow Oval with check-in kicking off at 6.30am for an 8.30am start.

Camden will again host the event - which encourages children aged six to 15 years of age to try something new, have a go and enjoy being physically active - in 2021.

For more information and to register your child, visit: tryathlon.com.au/locations/camden.