Northumberland Festival of Sport

Saturday, 21st May 2022 to Sunday, 22nd May 2022
15 years old (on 31/12/2022)
Druridge Bay Country Park Red Row NE61 5BX

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Northumberland Festival of Sport has been selected to host the World Standard Distance Aquabike Age Group Qualifier for the 2023 World Standard Distance Aquabike Championship. 

Situated on the Northumbrian coastline, the stunning Druridge bay country park is the perfect venue for  the Northumberland Festival of Sport. 




Saturday 21st May from 2pm

Northumberland Swim Challenges 

Northumberland open water Swim Challenges: 750m - 1.5km & 3km  

Junior / Children's Triathlon 

Tristar Start   (Age 8)   Swim100m  / Bike 1500m / Run 600m               

Tristar 1   (Ages 9-10)  Swim 200m / Bike 3K   / Run 1100m

Tristar 2  (Ages 11-12) Swim 300m / Bike 5K  / Run 1600m

Tristar 3  (Ages 13-14) Swim 400m /  Bike 7.5K  / Run 2100m

(Minimum ages for the Children's events is at 31st December 2022)

Sunday 22nd May from 7.30am

Sprint Triathlon
Distance:750m swim / 19km bike / 5.75km run

Standard Triathlon (Individual & Relay)
Distance:1.5km swim / 38km bike / 11.5km run

Sprint Aquabike
Distance:750m swim / 19km bike

Standard Aquabike
Distance:1.5km swim / 38km bike  - - Age Group Qualifier for the 2023 World Championship

Sprint Aquathlon
Distance: 750m swim / 5.75km run

Standard Aquathlon
Distance:1.5km swim / 11.5km run 


The Northumberland Festival of Sport is a successful and established event attracting a wide range of competitors from all abilities. It is very well suited to beginners, equally attractive to seasoned competitors and those Competitors wishing to move up from sprint to standard distance in Aquabike, Aquathlon & Triathlon. The standard of racing will be competitive, but fun and spectators will be out in force to cheer competitors on, providing a truly amazing atmosphere. An ideal event to add to your multisport calendar!

The swim will take place in the warm shallow freshwater Ladyburn Lake set within the park grounds. The bike route will take you out of the Country Park along a beautiful coastal route and the run will be a multi-lap route on the footpath that winds its way through the woods and meadows that surround the lake. No Drafting allowed on the bike.

The Country Park is located right next to the stunning Druridge bay, on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline. The Country Park is a popular place to cycle, run, swim, walk, paddle, surf and is perfect for a fun family day out, or you could make a weekend of it!

The Country park comprises of a café, Visitors centre, outdoor children’s play area, sheltered picnic areas and camping and motor home facilities for you to enjoy and relax. The famous fish n’ chip`s from the fishing village of Amble are only 3 miles away, the historic Warkworth Castle is 5 miles, or you could just visit the beautiful Northumberland coastal villages along the coastline, taking in all that Northumberland has to offer. Newcastle city centre is approximately 20 miles South.

The minimum age for the Sprint Distance events is 15 years old on 31st December 2022, and for the Standard Distance events is 17 years old on 31st December 2022. Please note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2022) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration.

Age Group Qualifier Events - Intent to qualify:

The Standard Distance Aquabike, Sunday 22nd May has been selected to host World Standard Distance Aquabike Age Group Qualifier for the 2023 World Standard Distance Aquabike Championship in Pontevedra, Spain.

The direct link for competitors to register their intent to qualify at the Northumberland Festival of Sport Standard distance Aquabike is:

2023 World Standard Aquabike -