The Event

The UK Kids Fun Triathlon Shropshire is now in it's fourth year and held at the peaceful & picturesque venue of Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch in 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 Dearnford 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 2017 finishers medal and official event T-shirt for every participant

NB: There will be a promotional video being filmed at the event so please be aware of this

Telephone entry

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 or call 01270 842 800.

Competitor Race Day Information

UK Kids Shropshire Triathlon 2016


All finishers will be awarded a medal at the finish line.

Do it as a Relay! A team of 3 is all you need, a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner!

Just simple pick the discipline that you love and get your friends and family to choose what they'd like to do to complete your relay team.

Course Maps


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.








Shropshire Kids Results



Shropshire Kids Results




Shropshire Kids Results




Shropshire Kids Triathlon


Race Venue

Dearnford Lake, 
Tilstock Road, 
Shropshire, SY13 3JQ

For more information about camping please click here or contact Dearnford Lake directly on 01948 665914

Too late!

UK Kids Fun Triathlon

Saturday 10th June 2017

Online Entry Form

Race Day Information

Course Map



Kids triathlon video

Race Distances 

7-8 years: 25m swim - 1km cycle - 500m run

9-12 years: 50m swim - 2km cycle - 1km run

13-16 years: 100m swim - 3km cycle - 1.5km run

Team Relay (all ages): 
100m swim - 3km cycle - 1.5km run
one competitor for each leg!


Minimum Age - 7 years


Nathan really enjoyed his first triathlon and is definitely hooked. Many thanks again
Debbie still

Hi I would just like to say a huge thank you to all of you for making Jack’s first Triathlon great; he really enjoyed it and now has a thirst for more. Yours faithfully
Donna Whalley