Your favorite Disney Channel and Disney XD stars are teaming up once again for this year’s Disney TRYathalon.
Leo Howard, Olivia Holt, Calum Worthy, Jake Short, Spencer Boldman, and Bradley Steven Perry will team up with three viewers who won an online contest to test their mental and physical abilities and teamwork while taking on new challenges. Part of Disney’s “TRYit” campaign designed to inspire kids and families to try a variety of new foods, fun moves, and simple ways to be their best. The special is, once again, hosted by Hal Sparks and Tyrel Jackson Williams (“Lab Rats”).
“Disney TRYathlon” returns to Disney XD as a two-part special airing MONDAY, AUGUST 12 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) and MONDAY, AUGUST 19 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT).
Beginning TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, following the premiere of “Disney TRYathlon,” NBA superstar Dwight Howard and White House chef Sam Kass will each host a series of Disney “TRYit” interstitials that will air on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Howard will teach Disney Channel and Disney XD audiences new exercises they can try on their own to stay in shape, and Kass will give kids and families tips on healthy eating and prepare recipes. “Disney TRYathlon” stars and “Lab Rats” star Billy Unger will join Howard and Kass in Disney’s “TRYit” interstitial series.
Additionally, starting MONDAY, JUNE 17, a new video featuring “Disney TRYathlon” talent will launch every week on DisneyXD.com/TRYit where users are invited to participate in the “TRYit Challenger” by tracking the new things they’ve tried to be their best, such as a new dance move or a swim stroke, or adding a piece of fruit to a meal. Kids and parents are encouraged to help the campaign reach one million TRYit actions. On July 29, DisneyXD.com/TRYit will also launch a “Disney TRYathlon”-themed web game where users can test their own abilities and prove their skills in three “Disney TRYathlon” challenges.
The “Disney TRYathlon” teams, which were named after the strengths of the kid viewers on each team, are as follows:
Calum Worthy and Bradley Steven Perry with 14 year-old football player and wrestler Javon.
Jake Short and Leo Howard with 14 year-old varsity track and field runner Julia.
Spencer Boldman and Olivia Holt with 16 year-old boxer and break dancer Stephen.
Below, also check out the new Disney XD non-stop summer promo.