Join The Kids Challenge


This duathlon challenge gives children the opportunity to take part and have the chance to win our unique 2020 medal. Any child aged 8 years and over can take part. If your child is 15 years or over, they can enter the main virtual challenge here.

If your child was due to take part in Leeds 2020 then you can enter them for free. If your child is new to the event, then taking part in the Virtual Challenge costs just £5.00, and they will also get a Leeds 2020 medal and digital certificate.

Once your child has completed the challenge over a series of smaller distance segments throughout the event week, upload a photo of them taking part on our website to log their activity.

How it works

1. Register your interest

Get ready to take part in the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds Kids Virtual Challenge.

2. Log activity

From 20th July, spread out the running and cycling during the week, helping to protect from injury by going too far in one session.

3. Upload & Submit

Upload a photo of them taking part on our website to log their activity. Parents - make sure you're logged out before submitting your child's entry.

Recommended Session Times

For participants under 15, restrictions on how far they can complete in one session have been put in place depending on their age. 

Age Group Born between Max bike only session Max run only session
8 yrs (TriStar Start) 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2012 1500m 600m
9 and 10 yrs (TriStar 1) 01/01/2010 – 31/12/2011 4km 1.6km
11 and 12 yrs (TriStar 2) 01/01/2008 – 31/12/2009 6km 2.2km
13 & 14 yrs (TriStar 3) 01/01/2006 – 31/12/2007 8km 2.8km


By competing in the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds Virtual Challenge, your child will receive a bespoke medal and a digital certificate.

Why not enter as a whole family and take on the challenge together? 

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