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UK Kids Fun Triathlon York

Don't Miss out! Over 500 Children signed up for the 2023 event

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Date: 17th August 2024
Venue: York Sports Village, York YO10 5FG
Swim: Indoor Pool
Event Start: From 1pm
Age Range: 5 Years to 16 Years (on race day)

The Event

The 4th Annual York Kids Fun Triathlon is your chance to unleash your inner superhero and have a blast with friends, family, and your own amazing self. 

Happening at the awesome York Sport Village, this event is all about high-fives, big smiles, and showing off your super sporty skills!

It's not just a triathlon – it's a journey of smiles, cheers, and memories that'll stick with you forever.

Get set for a fun swim, bike, & run, where every kid becomes a triathlete!

  • Achievable distances for all abilities of 5-16 yr olds
  • Safe environment with event course contained within the grounds of York Sport Village
  • Indoor pool swim
  • Cycle track bike course
  • Fully grass course run route
  • UK Kids Fun Triathlon finishers medal for everyone
  • Official UK Kids Fun Event T-shirt available to purchase on the day

The York Kids Fun Triathlon welcomes everyone, no matter who you are or what you can do. We're here to make sure every kid feels like a superhero!

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

Want to take on a Sprint Traithlon? York Triathlon for 14+ year olds held on Sunday 18th August offers sprint & super sprint distances.

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.

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.


What are the distances?

All ages are for guidance only, your child can take part in any distance they are happy to complete.


Triathlon Distances - Swim-Bike-Run

For Guidance Only Event Name Swim Bike Run
5-7 yrs  TIN

18m (York)



6-9 yrs ZINC 25m 1k


8-11 yrs STEEL 50m 2k 1000m
10-13 yrs BRONZE 50m 3k 1500m
12-15 yrs SILVER 100m 4k 2000m
13-16 yrs GOLD 150m 4k 2500m
All Ages RELAY ZINC 25m 1k


All Ages RELAY BRONZE 50m 3k 1500m
All Ages RELAY GOLD 150m 4k 2500m

All the events are non competitive so every child will be a winner.

We still record an overall time for each participant and list them alphabetically so, if they wish, they can compare times after the event.

Course Maps

Course Map

(York UK Kids Fun Course Map Click Here)

The swim takes place in a indoor heated swimming pool. Tumble turns are not allowed.

York Kids Fun Triathlon Event Course information

The Swim

  • There will be a verbal briefing prior to the children starting the event. This will be repeated through out the event.
  • The Children will be started at 15 second intervals in the pool so there are no mass starts.
  • The swim course is in the childs pool for the Tin distance and in the adults pool for all other distances. The children swim their chosen distance within the swim lane, when they have finished their distance, they will exit the water.
  • Children are permitted to use swim arm bands if they wish.
  • Safety in the water: there will be life guards, & race crew around the water at all times; they will guide the children after the swim and point them towards the transition area.


The Bike

  • The whole of the bike course is on tarmac, 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.


The Run

  • The whole of the run course is on short grass and is flat as well as being inside the grounds of York Sport Village, 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 & 2 wristbands. The child wears the child wristband and a parent/carer wears the adult 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 adult 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 adult wristband.
  • A parent/carer are permitted to run alongside their child on the cycle and run courses if the child needs addional support. 

Event 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!

Race Day Information 2023

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

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

2023 Finish Times

Please only email results@uktriathlon.co.uk once the results have been uploaded if you have any result queries.

Results Archive

Testimonial from a Headteacher

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'

Entry Form

York Kids Triathlon 2024


(Price per race entry or per relay team)

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

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).