The Brownlee Foundation events are designed to give primary school children an introduction to the sports of triathlon, swimming, cycling and running.

Our events are free for primary schools and are aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils enabling them to try something new and have fun being active in sport.

The events are fun, non-competitive and inclusive. With no need for any previous triathlon experience, children of all abilities are able to take part.

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Brownlee Foundation Mini-Triathlon Event – York

19 May 2020

The Brownlee Foundation events have been set up by Alistair and Jonny so they can give something back to the community. They attribute much of their success to people they met as youngsters around schools, clubs and events who had a fantastic passion for sport.

The event will give Key Stage 2 pupils an opportunity to try the disciplines of the triathlon. No previous experience or expertise in triathlon is required.
All children will swim 50m in the pool, cycle 800m on grass and run 300m (all distances are approximate). Bikes, helmets and swimming caps will be provided and every child will receive a t-shirt beforehand and a medal and goody bag when they cross the finish line.

The event will run from 9.30am – 3.00 pm and schools who would like to attend will be allocated a timeslot for their children to take part in the activities at some point during these times. Each school will be given an arrival time at least 30 minutes before their allocated slot in order to go through the registration and briefing process and then it will take about an hour for the children to complete the event. Once your children have finished the triathlon you will be free to return to school.

Each school is asked to indicate how many KS2 children they would like to bring should spaces permit. However please note that if demand exceeds capacity, the numbers of children per school may have to be limited and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note that children taking part in the triathlon must be able to swim (less confident swimmers will be able to remain in the shallow end of the pool).

These events are for primary schools therefore only entries from schools will be accepted.



Our upcoming events have now been cancelled.
If you would like to be notified of the 2021 event dates once available, please complete the registration form by clicking ‘Register for Event’



19 May 2020


The Brownlee Foundation


York Sport Village
York Sport Village, Lakeside Way, Heslington
York, YO10 5FG
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