Henley Kids Fun Triathlon

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Seeing your little one beam from ear to ear after completing the Henley Kids Triathlon is priceless. A fun, friendly and safe atmosphere that encourages all children to feel a special sense of achievement, this event is more than just a triathlon.
Tin Fun Triathlon (5-7yrs), Zinc Fun Triathlon (6-9 yrs), Steel Fun Triathlon (8-11 yrs), and 4 more
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Sat, 9 Jul 2022
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Henley Leisure Centre, Gillott's Ln, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PA, UK
Start times
Sat, 9 Jul 2022
Tin Fun Triathlon (5-7yrs):
1:00pm |
Zinc Fun Triathlon (6-9 yrs):
1:00pm |
Steel Fun Triathlon (8-11 yrs):
1:00pm |
Bronze Fun Triathlon (10-13 yrs):
1:00pm |
Silver Fun Triathlon (12-15 yrs):
1:00pm |
Gold Fun Triathlon (13-16 yrs):
1:00pm |
Triathlon Relay Team:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Henley Kids Fun Triathlon
Tin Fun Triathlon (5-7yrs)
Zinc Fun Triathlon (6-9 yrs)
Steel Fun Triathlon (8-11 yrs)
Bronze Fun Triathlon (10-13 yrs)
Route information
The pool is 25 metres long, 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 and must be worn. Children may use their own swim cap instead if preferred.
The cycle and run courses are fairly flat and entirely on grass and completely post & taped and within the grounds of the school. The whole of the bike & run course will be post and taped, making it very easy to navigate for the children.
Parents/guardians, if you have a wristband, you are allowed into the cycle transition areas with your children to help them. The whole of the bike & run course is on hard compact grass, as well as being inside the school grounds, making it safe for the children.
There are a number of different triathlon distances on offer to accommodate different age groups, though all races are open to all children.
  • Tin Fun Triathlon: 10m swim - 1k cycle - 500m run
  • Zinc Fun Triathlon: 25m swim - 1k cycle - 500m run
  • Steel Fun Triathlon: 50m swim - 2k cycle - 1000m run
  • Bronze Fun Triathlon: 75m swim - 3k cycle - 1500m run
  • Silver Fun Triathlon: 100m swim - 4k cycle - 2000m run
  • Gold Fun Triathlon: 150m swim - 4k cycle - 2500m run
  • Triathlon Relay Team: 150m swim - 4k cycle - 2500m run
What's included
  • Finishers Medal
  • Race Photographer
  • Fully marked and marshalled
How to get there
Henley Leisure Centre, Gillott's Ln, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PA, UK
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There is strictly no parking at the school itself. (Disabled parking please park on the coach park at the front of the school). Follow the signs for "Triathlon Parking". There is a voluntary donation of £3 for all day parking.. It is a 15 minute walk from the car park to registration and will be signposted. You must not park on the main road or on any residential streets.
There is a £3.00 all day parking donation and is ran by Henley Lions Charity
By Car
Postcode: RG9 4PR
From the M40 north or south use Junction 6, (if you take Junction 4 through Henley town centre, you may encounter delays) follow signs for Watlington on the A4009, at Watlington follow the B480 that changes to the B481 to Nettlebed. Stay on the A481 heading toward Highmoor Cross, Rotherfield Peppard and Sonning Common. At Rotherfield Peppard turn left heading toward Henley. Look for the “Triathlon Parking” signs. From the M4 head into Reading centre and take the B481 heading to Sonning Common. Immediately after Sonning Common you will come to Rotherfield Peppard where you turn right heading for Henley. Following the “Triathlon Parking” signs when you see them.
Event day logistics
Start times and further event day logistics will be confirmed closer to the day. The following is a guide only.
13:00 First Wave begins
At registration participants will receive their race envelope which includes; race number x1, bike stickers x2, helmet sticker x1, wristbands x2. You are encouraged to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to your start time in order to familiarise yourself with the course layout.
  • Swim caps must be worn in the pool. They will be provided but children may wear their own if they prefer.
  • Wetsuits are not permitted for this pool swim.
  • Children will not be allowed to participate in the bike portion if they do not have a helmet.
In the race envelope there will be 2 wristbands for supporting parents and guardians to wear. Wristbands will permit access into the cycle transition area if helping a competitor. If supporting multiple children at this event, parents or guardians should wear multiple wristbands.
Any type of bike can be used so long as it is road worthy. One bike sticker must go on the front of the handlebars and the other bike sticker must go on the seat stem.
Age Requirements
This is a kids event. Children must be aged 5 to 16 years on event day to take part.
Relay Team
There is an option to compete as part of a relay team. Only the team captain's information is required when booking.
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Will I need a swim cap for Henley Kids Triathlon 2022?
Yes, swim caps are mandatory and will be given out prior to the swim. If a child prefers to wear their own swim cap, that's allowed.
Is there a relay option for the Henley Kids Triathlon 2022?
Yes, there will be a relay and it is open to all ages.
What are the age requirements for the Henley Kids Triathlon 2022?
This is a kids event so all participants must be aged 5 to 16.
Are children allowed to wear wetsuits to swim in the Henley Kids Fun Triathlon?
No, wetsuits are not permitted for this event. The swim will be in a heated indoor pool, so wetsuits aren't necessary.
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