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Alderford Kids Fun Duathlon

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Venue: Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, Shropshire
Course: Flat grass, cycle & run routes
Starts From: 8am
Age Range: 5 Years to 16 Years (on race day)

The Event


The Alderford Kids Fun Duathon it's NEW!

The UK Kids Fun Duathlon at Alderford Lake Venue offers an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy a timed multisport event without the pressure of competition, promoting physical fitness, and camaraderie in a supportive and encouraging environment. It aims to inspire a lifelong love for sports and an active lifestyle while providing a memorable experience for all who participate.

Age Range

The duathlon is open to children between the ages of 5 and 16 years old. Each event category follows a course tailored to their abilities, ensuring that all participants can enjoy the event regardless of their experience level.

Event Format:

This duathlon is an exciting and engaging sporting event designed specifically for young participants.

The UK Kids Fun Duathlon follows a run-bike-run format: 

  1. Running Leg: Participants begin with a running leg, where they complete a designated distance based on their age category. The course is well-marked, and safety measures are in place to provide a secure environment.

  2. Cycling Leg: After finishing the first run, participants transition to the grass cycling leg. They ride their bikes along a safe and supervised route, covering a distance appropriate for their age and ability.

  3. Final Running Leg: Once the cycling leg is complete, participants return to the transition area and embark on the final running segment. They complete the last leg of the duathlon before crossing the finish line and recieving their offical finishers medal.

Centrally located and with great facilities including parking, lakeside cafe, aqua park and kids play area there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Achievable distances for all abilities of 5-16 yr olds
  • Event course contained within the grounds of Alderford Lake
  • Grass cycle & run course around the beautiful lake & venue
  • On-site facilities including parking, lakeside café and kids play areas
  • Official UK Kids Fun finishers medal for every participant
  • Part of Tri Fest Alderford


The UK Kids Fun Alderford Duathlon is designed to be inclusive and accessible to children of all abilities. The event aims to inspire all young individuals, regardless of their sporting background, to take part in a fun-filled day of sport.

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What are the distances?

For Guidance Only Event Name Run Bike Run
5-7 yrs TIN 100m 1k 500m
6-9 yrs ZINC 200m 1k 500m
8-11 yrs STEEL 200m 2k 1000m
10-13 yrs BRONZE 400m 3k 1500m
12-15 yrs SILVER 400m 4k 2000m
13-16 yrs GOLD 600m 4k 2500m
All Ages RELAY TEAM 600m 4k 2500m

Course Maps - Coming Soon

PDF Documents: click each to open or download

Alderford Kids Duathlon - Cycle & Run Coming Soon

Alderford Kids Fun Duathlon Event Course information


First Run

  • The whole of the run course is on short grass and is flat as well as being inside the grounds of Alderford Lake, making it safe for the children.
  • There is a feedstation on the run course, serving water to any child that requests one

The Bike

  • The whole of the bike course is post and taped, making it very easy to navigate for the children. 
  • There will be signage around the venue reminding children of how many laps they are meant to do.
  • There will be marshals on the course and dismount line, to help any child that needs it.
  • Children will not be allowed to take part without a bike helmet.


Final Run

  • The whole of the run course is on short grass and is flat as well as being inside the grounds of Alderford Lake, making it safe for the children.
  • There is a feedstation on the run course, serving water to any child that requests one
  • All children will pass under the Official UK Triathlon Finish Line and have their name announced as they finish.



  • The race day envelope will be given to the child at Registation on the day. This envelope will contain, 1 race number, 2 bike stickers & 1 wristband.
  • One person (aged 18 or over) is permitted to help the child in the transition area. This person will be required to wear the corresponding numbered wristband.
  • To gain entry to the transition area, all stickers must be attached to the cycle and cycle helmet and the parent/carer helping the child must be wearing the corresponding numbered wristband.
  • Parent/Carer are permitted to run alongside their child on the cycle and run courses if the child needs addional support. 

Event Day Information - Coming Soon

Full and up to date 2024 Event Day Information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

If you have not received the event day email within this time please check your spam/junk folder and if it is still missing please email [email protected]

Race Day Information from the 2024 - Coming Soon


WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your race numbers, bike stickers etc at registration on the day.

Event Photos

Results - Coming Soon

 2024 Childrens Finish Times will be displayed here after the event.

Entry Form

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Alderford Kids Duathlon 2024


(Price per race entry or per relay team)

Please select your race from the drop down list below. The price will adjust automatically.

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

Telephone Entry

If you would prefer to enter over the phone please call

01270 842800 and secure your place today!

(Lines are open Monday to Friday, between 9:30am-3:00pm).


Dear UK Triathlon team

I just wanted to say a huge thank from us at St Thomas', the children and parents had an absolutely amazing day at the Cheshire Duathlon.  The feedback from parents has been phenomenal in terms of seeing their children achieve something they never would have normally attempted, also the children have still been buzzing and talking about it (even wearing their medals in school today). It most certainly was an experience they will never forget.

This was a big investment for our school, so from a personal point of view, the event was extremely well organised both prior to and on the day. The UK Tri team made us feel really special throughout the day taking their time to do extra photos and make special announcements etc, this meant a lot to both myself and the children. I can genuinely say that Saturday will be one of my career highlights forever.

The children and myself wanted to send you all a picture of us with our medals to say a big thank you for creating the most amazing memories and giving us the most magnificent sense of achievement.

If I can be of any help in terms in speaking to other schools etc just let me know.

Many Thanks

Louise and Team St Thomas'