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UK Kids Fun Triathlon York

After the huge success of this event in 2022, we are pleased to announce it will be back in 2023 - are you in...?

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Date: 19th August 2023
Venue: York Sports Village, York YO10 5FG
Swim: Indoor Pool
Event Start: From 1pm
Age Range: 5 Years to 16 Years (on race day)
Prices: From £20 for individual & £30 for Relay Teams
Tin Fun Triathlon: 18m swim - 1km cycle - 500m run
Zinc Fun Triathlon: 25m swim - 1km cycle - 500m run
Steel Fun Triathlon: 50m swim - 2km cycle - 1000m run
Bronze Fun Triathlon: 50m swim - 3km cycle - 1500m run
Silver Fun Triathlon: 100m swim - 4km cycle - 2000m run
Gold Fun Triathlon: 150m swim - 4km cycle - 2500m run
Triathlon Relay Team: 150m swim - 4km cycle - 2500m run

The Event

We are very excited to be returning to York Sport for the third year of this fantastic event for 5 to 16 year olds.

York Sport village will host the event on Saturday 19th August, the day before the York Triathlon for 14+ year olds held on Sunday 20th August.

  • 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 bikecourse
  • Run route around the velodrome
  • UK Kids Fun Triathlon finishers medal for everyone
  • Official UK Kids Fun Event T-shirt available to purchase on the day

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

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.


Age Guideline ONLYDistances:
5-7Tin Fun Triathlon: 18m swim - 1km cycle - 500m run
6-9Zinc Fun Triathlon: 25m swim - 1km cycle - 500m run
8-11Steel Fun Triathlon: 50m swim - 2km cycle - 1000m run
10-13Bronze Fun Triathlon: 50m swim - 3km cycle - 1500m run
12-15Silver Fun Triathlon: 100m swim - 4km cycle - 2000m run
13-16Gold Fun Triathlon: 150m swim - 4km cycle - 2500m run
All AgesTriathlon Relay Team: 150m swim - 4km cycle - 2500m run

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!

Race Day Information 2022

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.

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.

Children will be started at 20 second intervals in the pool. 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 at poolside and must be worn.

Children may use their own swim cap if preferred.

The cycle course is flat & all with the grounds of York Sport Village.

Children will not be allowed to take part without a bike helmet.

The run is flat. The course is again completely post & taped and within the grounds of the York Sort Village.

  • The bike and run courses are flat and mostly on a very good tarmac surface.
  • Make sure your read your children’s event day information for a comprehensive outlook about the kids fun event.
  • Distances will be made clear for the children on the day of the event via their event brief, signs around the course and marshals guiding them in the right direction.
  • If you're not sure about anything on the day, ask any member of the race crew around the course and at registration.
  • Parents/guardians, if you have a wristband, you are allowed into the cycle transition areas with your children to help them.


Feedback from our UK Kids Fun Events Series

Thank you for a splendid event on Saturday. India thoroughly enjoyed her first triathlon, and is keen to do another one as soon as possible! The whole event was beautifully organised and the officials were unfailingly friendly, kind, helpful and patient. We all had a great day. See you next year! Best wishes,

Thank you for a great weekend. My daughter enjoyed her first triathlon and I had a fantastic day yesterday! Many thanks

Race Venue

York Sports Village,


YO10 5FG

2022 Results

Please email results@uktriathlon.co.uk for any result queries.

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 2023

On Sale: £20.00 was £25.00

(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’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 9:00am-3:00pm).