The organisers of the Sebamed Brighton and Hove Triathlon have announced that the childrens’ races are set to return in 2018. First introduced into the 2017 event, the kids race is set to double in size this year. 


The open-water sea swim, closed-road bike course and flat Hove seafront run is set to test active children who already love triathlon, and the shorter distances are ready to allow beginners to experience the sport for the first time.

The childrens’ races will take place on Sunday 16 September alongside the adults, and on the Saturday a scootathlon is taking place for the younger triathletes (3-8 yrs), for which there are also various distances.

Children will race over the following distances:

Triathlon races

Tristart (8yrs) – 50m swim / 1.4km bike / 500m run

Tristar 1 (9-10yrs) – 100m swim / 4km bike / 1.5km run

Tristar 2 (11-12yrs) – 200m swim / 4km bike / 1.5km run

Tristar 3 (13-14yrs) – 200m swim / 4km bike / 2.5km run


3yrs – 100m scoot / 100m bike / 100m run

4yrs – 200m scoot / 200m bike / 200m run

5-8yrs – 300m scoot / 300m bike / 300m run