is the event?
The UK Kids
Fun Triathlon is run by UK Triathlon, the organisers of the
UK’s largest independent triathlon series for adults
and is modelled on the hugely popular Australian Kids Triathlon
which sees in excess of 40,000 children taking part every
The event is
non-competitive so every child will be
This fun event
is open to children aged from seven to sixteen and comprises
of a non stop swim, cycle and run challenge suitable for all
abilities over very achievable distances in a safe environment.
will receive the UK Kids Fun Triathlon T-shirt, a goody bag,
and a souvenir medal.
There will be
a promotional video being filmed at the event so please be
aware of this.
a team enter?
Yes, entry can be as an individual or as part of a team. Teams can be made up of either two or three participants. For a team of three, each member will do one leg of the event - either swim, bike or run. For a team of two, one participant will do two legs and the other the remaining leg.
Every child will receive the UK Kids’ Fun Triathlon t-shirt, a goody bag, and a souvenir medal.
happens on the day?
The registration marquee opens at 10.00am where each child receives a goody bag and instructions on where to rack their bike. The day starts at 12.00 noon and the race begins at 1.00pm with a course and safety briefing for each child, shortly before they start. Participants start every 20 seconds thereafter until 5.00pm. Please note, children must register at least one hour before their allotted start time. Start time will be sent to participants approximately 10 days before the event.
are the distances and sequence of events?
has been given to the distances in line with the PE National
Curriculum targets for the individual Key Stages.
yrs - 25m swim, 1km cycle, 500m run
yrs - 50m swim, 2km cycle, 1km run
yrs - 100m swim, 3km cycle, 1.5km run
Each participant will set off at 20 second intervals (meaning every child has their own start time in the lakel. There are no mass starts.)
- Once the swim is completed, each participant is guided to the cycle transition area and sets off on the grass course around the perimeter of the playing fields.
- Following the cycle, bikes are stored in the transition area ready for the final run, again over a grass course around the playing fields.
- On completion of the run, each participant filters into the finish lane and through the finish line to receive their UK Kids’ Fun Triathlon Finishers Medal and cheers from the crowd.
- Parents or guardians may help children to change over from the swim to the cycle and from the cycle to the run in the transition area.
equipment is needed to take part?
To take part in the event each child must have the following:
- Swimming suit or trunks
- Socks (optional)
- Goggles (optional)
- Bring the Event Day Information Sheet which will be emailed or posted to you approximately 10 days prior, along with your allotted start time.
Included in the entry fee, and collected at Registration, is the participant's Goody Bag containing a swim cap, UK Kids’ Fun Triathlon t-shirt, participant number to cycle and run in, helmet number sticker and cycle number sticker. Other goodies and treats will be in the bag.
do I register my child for the event?
You can register securely online or by post using the printable entry form found on the ‘Entry Form’ page of this website.
It is important that all entrant details are double-checked, your name especially. Event information will be emailed to you, so please ensure your email address is entered correctly. You should receive an email confirmation of your registration once submitted. If you haven't received this within 72 hours of registering please contact us. (Please do first check that the email is not in your Junk Mail folder).
The deadline for entries is Monday 14th June, or when the event reaches capacity (whichever is first).
The entry fee of £20 per child is payable at the time of booking by credit/debit card, cheque or postal order.