Mini triathletes will get a big chance to shine when they tackle the Sport Central Stride Ride and Slide in Wanaka on January 30.

The event for children aged 2 to 6 will be held in the Wanaka Recreation Centre at 11am.

Last year, 120 tamariki raced to loud cheers from mums, dads, grandparents, and siblings.

The course is a short run, followed by a ride on a bike, scooter or balance bike, and a slippery slide down the water slide before running over the finish line.

Distances are age appropriate. There are no gold medals but plenty of special prizes.

Adults may assist the athletes.

The Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade is helping with the water slide.

Gear required includes a helmet, a change of clothes, running shoes and a bike or scooter.

Aspiring Athletes Club will run a sausage sizzle.

All attendees over age 12 need to be double vaccinated.

Register on Sport Otago’s website.

Contact Tiny Carruthers at for more information.