Children's EventsTriathlon Ireland is committed to nurturing the grass roots of the sport and giving children the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon, regardless of their ability. We aim to work with clubs and race organisers to provide races for our young athletes.In this area, race organisers will find information about running a childrens race.RECOMMENDED DISTANCES FOR CHILDRENS RACESThe distances below are recommendations only. Hower, they must be closely adhered to. If you are running a race where any of the distances are longer than outlined below, please contact Triathlon Ireland to discuss your proposed distances.TRIATHLONAgeSwim(pool or open water)Cycle (Grass)*Cycle (Tarmac)Run3 Years & UnderNoNoNoNo4 - 5 YearsNo200m400m100m6 - 7 YearsNo1km *2km400m8 – 9 Years100m1.5km *2.5km800m10 – 11 Years200m4km*6km1.8km12 – 13 Years300m6km *8km2.4km14 - 15 Years400m7km *10km3kmNote: All ages noted refer to the age of the child on 31st December of the race year.AQUATHLONAgeSwim(pool or open water)Run3 Years & UnderNoNo4 - 5 YearsNo100m6 - 7 YearsNo400m8 – 9 Years150m900m10 – 11 Years250m2.5km12 – 13 Years350m3km14 - 15 Years450m3.5kmNote: All ages noted refer to the age of the child on 31st December of the race year.DUATHLONAgeRunCycle (Grass)*Cycle (Tarmac)Run3 Years & UnderNoNoNoNo4 - 5 Years50m200m400m50m6 - 7 Years250m1km *2km250m8 – 9 Years400m1.5km *2.5km400m10 – 11 Years1km4km*6km800m12 – 13 Years1.5km6km *8km1km14 - 15 Years2km7km *10km1.5kmNote: All ages noted refer to the age of the child on 31st December of the race year. SAFEGUARDINGPlease see Triathlon Ireland Child Protection and Safeguarding hereFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSCan children in the above age groups race in Try-a-Try or longer distance triathlon?No Can children in the above age groups be part of a relay team in a Try-a-Try or longer distance triathlon?No Can children in the above age groups race on open roads?No. All 15yrs and under must be on either closed or private roads. Can children in the above age groups swim in open water?Yes, however, they must be wearing wetsuits. Can children take part in an adults race?No. All children 15yrs and under may only take part in a race for 15yrs and under. There are to be no competitors 16yrs and above in the same race.Related Links:Running a Junior eventSafeguarding steps for running a junior race or event.