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
Entry: Open
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 Event

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
  • Official UK Kids Fun Event T-shirts available to purchase on the day

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).

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! 

UK Kids Shropshire Triathlon 2017

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!

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 Results




Shropshire Kids Triathlon


Race Venue

Alderford Lake, 
Tilstock Road, 
Shropshire, SY13 3JQ

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

UK Kids Fun Triathlon

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Entries Now Open

Online Entry Form

2017 Race Day Information

Start List

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
Share the challenge of swim, bike, run with one or two friends!

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