Northumberland Festival of Sport

Saturday, 1st June 2024 to Sunday, 2nd June 2024
15 years old (on 31/12/2024)
Druridge Bay Country Park Red Row NE61 5BX

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 Northumberland Aquabike event has been selected to host a British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier for the 2025 World Standard Distance Aquabike Championships.

If you are looking to qualify for the 2025 World Championship Standard Distance Aquabike, athletes must register their intent to qualify by 5pm on the Friday before the qualifying event. Please click here to register your intent to qualify. No late registrations will count.

Situated on the Northumbrian coastline, the stunning Druridge bay country park is the perfect venue for  the Northumberland Festival of Sport. The Event has a successful history in hosting national events, the event has previously hosted the British Triathlon Championships & World Standard distance Aquabike Qualifiers.



Saturday 1st June from 1pm

Northumberland Swim Challenges 

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

Northumberland Junior 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 on 31st December 2024)

Sunday 2nd June from 7.30am

Northumberland Sprint Triathlon (Individual & Relay)
Distance:750m swim / 19km bike / 5.75km run

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

Northumberland Sprint Aquabike
Distance:750m swim / 19km bike

Northumberland Standard Aquabike - British Triathlon Age Group Qualifier 
Distance:1.5km swim / 38km bike  

Northumberland Sprint Aquathlon
Distance: 750m swim / 5.75km run

Northumberland 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. No Drafting allowed on the bike. British triathlon drafting rules explained here

The run is a multi-lap route on the footpath that winds its way through the woods and meadows that surround the lake. 

Druridge Bay Country Parks is located on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline next to the stunning Druridge bay beach. It is a popular place to cycle, run, swim, walk, paddle, sail and surf. The Country park comprises of a café, Visitors centre, outdoor children’s play area, sheltered picnic areas, camping, caravanning and motor home facilities for you to enjoy and relax. Perfect for a fun family day out, or you could make a weekend of it!

The minimum age for the Sprint Distance events is 15 years old on 31st December 2024, and for the Standard Distance events is 17 years old on 31st December 2024. Please note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2024) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration.