Flight Centre Schools Triathlon – Royal Russell
Distances & Prices
This is an invitation event for schools, and if you would like to get your school involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Year||Swim (Individual/Team)||Bike (Individual/Team)||Run (Individual/Team)|
|School Year 3-4||50m / 200m||1000m / 4000m||750m / 3000m|
|School Year 5-6||100m / 400m||1000m / 4000m||750m / 3000m|
|School Year 7-8||100m / 400m||2000m / 8000m||1500m / 6000m|
- Pupils enter in teams of 4, completing each discipline as a relay
- All 4 team members will complete the swim, before moving to the bike, then the run stage
- Each entrant aims to raise £100 for charity (£50 minimum to take part) and entry is therefore free to the event. We will help you set up your JustGiving page as part of registration. You can find more information on this here.
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About the event
In the two years since they started, 3,500 children have taken part in the Flight Centre School Triathlons and raised an amazing £400,000. All the children and parents have a fantastic day. We are pleased to have four events in 2018 at Royal Russell School on April 22nd, Bradfield College and Cranleigh School both on May 13th, and Marlborough College on May 20th.
The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is a chance for children from school years 3-8 to come together and compete in their own event. We aim to host 20 events across the UK within the next few years and hope to raise £1 million per year for charity. The money raised will create opportunities for young people around the world.
The event format presents a fun way for children and young people to be introduced to triathlon. By hosting the swim in a pool, and keeping the bike section off road, pupils do not need any special equipment to enter, and the event can be held in a safe and secure environment within school grounds. Participating schools are encouraged to enter a range of abilities, from competitive teams, to those who want to have a fun day out with friends. This will mean the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon becoming a major sporting event for all levels of competitor.
The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is backed by Restless Development, an international development charity that puts young people at the very heart of dealing with the issues that affect them, their communities, and their countries. The event will help raise funds for Restless Development and also the chosen charities of the host and participating schools.
To be able to offer free entry for our participants, each entrant is asked to reach a £100 fundraising target – with a minimum of £50 raised to be able to take part. The first £50 raised will go to Restless Development. The second £50 raised will go to either Restless Development or an existing/chosen school charity. Anything raised over £100 will be donated to Restless Development as the organising charity.
We will help you set up your JustGiving page as part of your registration.
- Free entry with fundraising
- Team format means it’s the perfect introduction to triathlon
- Fun day out with friends and family
- Pool is safe and secure and needs no special clothing to take part
- Bike course is on concrete and teams can share bikes
- Amazing atmosphere
- Several vantage points for spectators and supporters
- Water station on the course and at the finish
- Medals for all
- Goodie water bottles for all
- Food, drink and ice creams
- Free Parking
- Electronic chip timing
- Certificates for all fundraisers
The following timings are estimates taken from previous events and are subject to change.
The first wave will set off at 9am with a wave setting off every 10-12 minutes after that. The year 3/4s will go first (approximately between 9-12:30) followed by year 5/6s and then year 7/8s. Exact start times will be sent out once registration is complete. Please arrive an hour before your start time.
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- No dogs will be permitted at the event
- Participants will not have to pay for a British Triathlon day licence
- Bike helmets must be worn whenever the participant is in contact with a bike
These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event.
Travel & Accommodation
The event is being held in the beautiful grounds of Royal Russell School, Croydon.
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon CRO 5RF
Public transport: Royal Russell School is easily accessible by public transport by mainline rail and Croydon Tramlink. The nearest stations are East and West Croydon. From there, take Line 3 tram to New Addington and alight at Coombe Lane. Please note that bikes are not permitted on Croydon Tramlink.
By car: Click here for directions.
Charity & Fundraising
To be able to offer free entry to the event for our participants, each entrant is asked to reach a £100 fundraising target – with a minimum of £50 raised to be able to take part. The first £50 raised will go to Restless Development. The second £50 raised will go to either Restless Development or an existing/chosen school charity. Anything raised over £100 will be donated to Restless Development as the organising charity.
We will help you set up your JustGiving page as part of your registration or click here to set up your page now.
Restless Triathlon is backed by Restless Development, the youth-led international development charity that puts young people at the very heart of development.
Half the world is under 30 and young people are often most affected by the most persistent problems in the world. Our work is delivered by young people, for young people, empowering them with the skills and resources to deal with the issues facing their communities and countries.
Through tackling unemployment and access to health services, and supporting young people to stay in education and know their rights, Restless Development programmes are genuinely life-changing.
We work with young volunteers in eight countries across Africa and South Asia. After receiving training and mentoring from Restless Development, volunteers live in communities and work with local people to understand the problems in their area and come up with solutions together. For example, we may train a volunteer about income generation or HIV prevention. They will then pass on their knowledge to a community through teaching, games, community meetings or setting up projects together – creating a ripple effect of knowledge sharing and long-lasting change.
All our programmes, and the support we provide, are long-term, tailored and embedded into the ways of that specific community. They are driven and designed by local young people for their own needs. Each project is delivered by passionate, motivated and inspiring young people; 90% are from the countries in which they work.
In the past 30 years our network of young volunteers has grown to over 17,000 people worldwide who have trained, inspired and helped more than seven million children, young people, and community members. Many of them go on to become leaders in their societies carrying on the work they started with Restless Development throughout their lives.