Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon & Triathlon


The Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon & Triathlon is a fun sporting challenge which raises funds for two charities and is designed for children aged 8 to 16. The aquathlon comprises a swim in the heated main pool of the lido followed by a run around Sandford Park, whilst the Triathlon includes a cycle in the park in-between the swim and run.

The event is managed in partnership with Sandford Lido Ltd (Registered charity #1052203) and Pied Piper Appeal (Registered charity #1011611).


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Age categories:

TriStar Start (age 8) – born 2016

TriStar 1 (age 9-10) – born 2014 to 2015

TriStar 2 (age 11-12) – born 2012 to 2013

TriStar 3 (age 13-14) – born 2010 to 2011

Youth (age 15-16) – born 2008 to 2009

Age category shall be determined by age at 31 December in the year of competition in line with British Triathlon rules. Examples of age category:

a) A child who is currently 7 but turns 8 between the event and December is able to compete in Tristar Start group.

b) A child who is 10 but turns 11 between the event and December would compete in Tristar 2 group.



TriStar Start – Swim 54m, 1km Cycle & Run 500m

TriStar 1 – Swim 100m, 1.5km Cycle & Run 1km

TriStar 2 – Swim 200m, 3km Cycle & Run 1.5km

TriStar 3 – Swim 300m, 4.5km Cycle & Run 2.5km

Youth – Swim 400m, 6km Cycle & Run 3km

(excluding cycle for Aquathlon)


To participate in this event, you are required to become a member of British Triathlon and hold a race licence. You must either become a Core or Ultimate annual member here (www.britishtriathlon.org/join) or purchase a single use Race Pass for your race (www.britishtriathlon.org/events/pied-piper-junior-aquathlon-%26-triathlon-2024_15060)

A race pass costs Β£2 for participants under 24 years old and is Β£8 for those aged 24 years and above.

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