Shropshire UK Kids Fun Triathlon
|Date:||Saturday 2nd June 2018|
Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire
|(Formerly Dearnford Lake)|
|Swim:||Freshwater Lake (no current and no weed)|
|Event starts from:||1100hrs|
|Start times run from 1100hrs through until approximately 1300hrs|
|Distances:||7-8 Years: 25m swim - 1km cycle - 500m run|
|9-12 Years: 50m swim - 2k cycle - 1km run|
|13-16 Years: 100m swim - 3km cycle - 1.5km run|
|All ages relay: 100m swim - 3km cycle - 1.5km run|
|Entry fees from:||£23.00|
|Minimum Age:||7 Years (on race day)|
2017 event full and entries closed early. Avoid disappointment and secure your place now
The UK Kids Fun Triathlon Shropshire is now in it's fifth year and held at the peaceful & picturesque venue of Alderford Lake (formerly known as Dearnford Lake), in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Centrally located and with great facilities including camping, lakeside cafe and kids play area there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
As organisers of the biggest triathlon series across the UK we are passionate and proud about what we do. The Kids Fun Triathlons are no exception and leave everyone with a special sense of achievement at the end of an event when hundreds of smiling kids faces, parents words of appreciation and promises to return next year confirm that the end result was worth every bit of hard work all round.
- Achievable distances for all abilities of 7-16 yr olds
- Event course contained within the grounds of Alderford Lake
- Safely roped, freshwater lake edge swim with no currents
- Grass cycle & run course around the lake
- On-site facilities including parking, lakeside café, camping and kids play area
- UK Kids Fun Triathlon 2018 finishers medal for every participant
NB: There will be a promotional video being filmed at the event so please be aware of this
If you’ve entered one of UK Triathlon events before all we’ll need is your name, date of birth, postcode and email, just have your payment ready and we’ll do the rest! Don’t delay, call 01270 842800 and secure your place today! (Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:30pm).
Schools Incentive Scheme (SIS) - Giving back to your school
We are keen to see more and more kids getting active in an age where it is all too easy to get distracted by technology and forget about the importance of exercise. On this basis we are offering schools an incentive to get your kids involved.
This is how the scheme will work: Parents or schools can enter this event either online or over the phone. One of the mandatory boxes to fill in will be the school name, we (UK Triathlon) will then filter out each school name and send the allocated donation. Whether it be £2.00 or £200.00 each school will be in a win situation.
For every child that signs up we will donate £2 per entry back to your school. For example, if 100 kids sign up from your school you will receive a £200 donation from UK Triathlon for your school to buy sports & fitness equipment.
UK Triathlon's Race Director, Keith Hancock, creator of the Golden Mile, Chairperson of Crewe & Nantwich Town Sports and known for his enthusiastic involvement with Sportshall Athletics says, 'This is a unique incentive scheme designed to encourage many more young people to get active. It is simple, effective and accessible to all schools, children and parents. UK Triathlon are extremely proud to be able to offer this scheme and give something back to the school community enabling them to purchase sports & fitness equipment for their school and get their children active at the same time.'
For more information about this scheme and the duathlon please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01270 842 800.
Competitor Race Day Information
Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions on the day. Good luck and have a great day!
You can use this information as a guide for your 2018 event. Full and up to date 2018 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event. WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.
All finishers will be awarded a medal at the finish line.
Don't want to go it alone? Take part as a relay team of 2 or 3
and share the challenge of swim, bike and run!
The freshwater lake has no currents and will have lane rope, as used in swimming pools, marking the 25 metre course the children have to swim. The lane rope is also there as an aid should any child feel the need to stop and hold on to something. There are safety marshals and canoeists in the water to look after the children.
They will be started at 20 second intervals in the lake so there are no mass starts. The swim course is very straight forward and there will be a verbal briefing prior to each child starting.
A swim cap will be given to each child and must be worn. Children may use their own swim cap instead if preferred.
The cycle course is fairly flat, on grass and entirely within the grounds of Dearnford Lake. The course is completely post & taped making it easy to follow. Children will not be allowed to take part without a bike helmet.
The run is fairly flat and entirely on grass. The course again is completely post & taped and within the grounds of Dearnford Lake.
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For more information about camping please click here or contact Alderford Lake directly on 01948 665914