Kids aged 6yrs+ are welcome to take part in a number of aat-events. To ensure that children have an enjoyable experience and exercise within their means, age restrictions are in place for all aat-events. Please respect these restrictions – they are dictated by affiliated bodies such as UKA / BTF and/or by our event insurance providers. All kids routes are well-marshalled and event medics will be on hand at the finish.
To view all age restrictions for all events, please refer to the Age Eligibility Table.
Parents must assume responsibility for their children at all times – even whilst children are participating in kids events.
Events which refer to having a “Kids Run” or “Kids Aquathlon” etc. are designed for children to complete themselves, but if they’d prefer to run with an adult they are welcome to do so. Adults running with children should start at the back of the race pack.
Any distance above a “Kids Run”. “Kids Aquathlon” etc (such as 5km runs at Fitstuff G3, The Mercer Surrey Half Marathon, Hardassnails etc) are designed for adults. Children who meet the age eligibility criteria to participate in these events are welcome to take part, but must be both confident in their ability and physically able to complete the challenge unaided.
Parents decide whether their children need to be accompanied in the race, but a parent must be present at the event venue at all times.
We recommend the following events for kids:
November – Chessington Running Wild. 2km Family Fun Run, 5km and 10km traffic-free running races.
March – Mercer Surrey Half Marathon. 2km Kids Run and 5km closed road runs.
July – Guildford Triathlon. Aquathlon races with 3 race distances for those aged 8-15 years. Sprint triathlon for those aged 15 and older.