Young swimmers and runners are being invited to take part in Bedford’s Annual Junior Aquathlon when it returns to Bedford Park and Robinson Pools & Fitness in October.
The Aquathlon is a combined swimming and running event for children from school years 3-11 and takes place on 6 October.
Young athletes can take part in five age categories:
|School year||Swim distance (meters)||Run distance (meters)|
|4 and 5||133||1.2km|
|6 and 7||200||1.9|
|8 and 9||333||2.8|
|10 and 11||400||2.8|
The deadline to book a place is 5pm on 24 September at 5pm and each entry costs £8 per child. Bookings can be made online at www.bedford.gov.uk/aquathlon
Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said “Bedford holds a Junior Aquathlon twice a year, with over 100 kids taking part in June’s race this year.
“It’s a great chance for kids of all ages to try something a bit different and get active.”