Chelmsford City Kids Aquathlon has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Info for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.
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Chelmsford City Kids Aquathlon

26 Aug 17

(The school will confirm the date in the spring of 2017 to avoid building work.)

Marshals helping out at either this race or the earlier triathlon have a free childs place.  Please email me () with both your details and those of your child.

Tri Start (age8) 40m swim - 400m run.  TriStars 1 (age9-10) 80m swim - 1km run.  Tristars 2 (age11-12) & TriStars 3 (12-13) 160m - 2km run.

Sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water, The Cycle Unit and greatfully assisted by our many volunteers. 

The official charity of the 2017 event is Asthma UK  .  A minimum of £1 per entry will be donated from your entry fee post-race.  If you wish raise further sponsorship or donate directly, please visit the website link:

The venue:  Great Baddow High School, Duffield Road, Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 9RZ.

Car-parking:  Free parking on site.  Please arrive in plenty of time and park between the lines and do not block emergency entry/exits or bike route in and out.  If you need to leave straight after the aquathlon, please do so ASAP.  Once the triathlon is underway, you cannot get out until the last competitor is back without putting the adults at risk.  We will have on site catering to keep you going if you decide to stay and watch. 

Registration and race briefing: Collect your race number and goody bag on race morning from 07:45. Race briefing prior to swim start 0830.. Race start 0845 approx.

Toilets are located in the changing rooms and the corridor adjacent to them.  Please feel free to use the disabled toilet too.   

Race instructions:

Youngest athletes go first. 

TriStarts do one length down the pool and back in the lane by the fire door, before leaving the pool via the fire exit.  Deep end start.

Tristar1 do just one length IN EACH LANE starting at the deep end.  Tristar 2&3 follow the same swim format as the adults (see below). 

Swim:  Start at the top left hand corner of the pool (deep end).  Swim down by the wall and then back up by the rope.  Once at the end, go under the rope and repeat in the next lane and so on, until you get to the deep end corner of the pool by the fire exit.  Climb out and carefully the fire door.  The next swimmer will start once the person in front has completed 2 lengths, this should help spread you out, giving you more space in the water and out on the run course.

If you catch someone in front of you, please touch their toes/feet.  This indicates for them to pull over at the end of the length and let you past.  If you have had your feet touched, let the person behind past you once you get to the end of the length.  Sorry if you're ticklish, but at least you know it isn't a shark!

No running on poolside or on the external steps.  (Front crawl and breaststroke only.) 

T1: The ramp area by the pool exit.  This area will be marshalled.  Please wear your race number on your front so we can record your race time at the start/finish of the next run.


Run across the transition area and through the gate towards the finish line.  Follow the parameter of the school playing field and turn at the red/white tape / direction arrow.  Re-cross the finish line in the opposite direct to complete the route.  Multiple laps go in a trianglar shape.

Tristarts do a short loop of the playground and playing field to finish. 

There is a bottle of water waiting at the end for you.

Finish: Congratulations, you made it! Stretch, cool down and relax.

Adults can collect their kids from the cricket nets next to the finish line.

Course records:  To be set in 2017


No photography or cameras on poolside.  Please be considerate when using social media.

There is bottled water at the end.  If it is muddy, please do not re-enter the buildings wearing dirty kit. 

Results and Prizes:  All finishers get a medal. 

Full results will be on our website that night and within 48 hours and will appear on various running & tri websites, including

Have a safe, fun event!

Please note:  Parts of the routes maybe amended if building works are in place over the weekend.  We will not know until a day or so prior to the race, so we have to be flexible about it.  Our Facebook page will be updated with any last minute info.



Dates and Status

Date: 26/08/2017

Status: Closed

Total Places: 40

Places Available: ??

03 Jan 2017£10.00£11.00
31 Mar 2017£11.00£12.00
02 Jul 2017£12.00£13.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Event Address
Great Baddow High School Duffield Road Chelmsford Essex CM2 9RZ