Routes – Junior Events
Please note the information below relates to 2020, information for 2021 is yet to be confirmed.
We pride ourselves on being an event with distances for all the family with Kids Scootathlon and Junior Triathlons available for youngsters aged 4 and up. Read on for more information and to view the route maps for the Junior Events.
To find out about the routes for our Adult Races, click here.
Ages 9 to 12 years – 100m Swim, 3km Bike, 1km Run
Ages 13 to 15 years – 300m Swim, 6.8km Bike, 2.5km Run
After the success of this year’s Junior Triathlon, tri for life hopes to inspire the next generation of triathletes and fundraisers to join us at Woburn Abbey.
The start for the Junior Triathlon will be in the large lake (unless otherwise informed), which is a short 20m walk from the transition. However, we are unable to guarantee this and will update all participants nearer the event day following water treatment and testing. Parents can walk with children to the lake once they have exited transition.
The bike and run course are all on closed roads so there’s no worry about traffic. All participants are considered winners for taking part and will all receive a medal.
400m Scoot, 400m Bike, 150m Run
The scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon for children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run. Boys will race with girls at the same time in various age categories. All kids will receive a free scootathlon t-shirt when they collect their race number on event day.
The race begins in front of the Abbey with a 400m scoot (any scooter is suitable) then it’s into transition, put down the scooter and pick up the bike and cycle the 400m lap. Then it’s back into transition for the last time, leaving the bike next to the scooter and then out for the final 150m run to the finish gantry in front of the Abbey to collect your medal.
Scooting, cycling and running will always be in an anti-clockwise direction and all three disciplines must be done wearing a helmet. The course is flat and takes place inside the Abbey grounds for the scoot, bike and run. All participants are considered winners for taking part and will all receive a medal.