Children's Events

Triathlon 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.

RECOMMENDED DISTANCES FOR CHILDRENS RACES

The distances below are recommendations only.  However, 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.

  1. The following maximum distances are applicable for each age group for triathlon competitions:

Triathlon

Pool Swim

Open Water

Cycle - Grass

Cycle - Tarmac

Run

Age 6-8

50m

100m

800m

1500m

600m

Ages 9-10

150m

200m

2km

4km

1200m

Ages 11-12

200m

300m

4km

6km

1800m

Ages 13-14

300m

500m

6km

8km

2400m

 

  1. The following maximum distances are applicable for each age group for duathlon competitions:

Duathlon

Run 1

Cycle - Grass

Cycle - Tarmac

Run

Age 6-8

400m

800m

1500m

200m

Ages 9-10

1200m

2km

4km

400m

Ages 11-12

1600m

4km

6km

600m

Ages 13-14

2km

6km

8km

800m

 

  1. The following maximum distances are applicable for each age group for aquathlon competitions:

Aquathlon

Pool Swim

Open Water

Run

Age 6-8

50m

100m

600m

Ages 9-10

150m

200m

1500m

Ages 11-12

250m

300m

2km

Ages 13-14

400m

500m

3km

  • Aquabike distances should be taken from the swim and cycle distances of triathlon competitions;

  • Age groups are based on the age as at 31st December in the year of the competition.

SAFEGUARDING

Please see Triathlon Ireland Child Protection and Safeguarding information  here

Safeguarding Steps for running a Childrens event

Safeguarding Risk Assessment Template for 15-17 year olds in adult races