Keswick Mountain Festival has confirmed details of a series of brand new sports events designed for young people. Organisers of the festival have unveiled a programme of junior races for children aged 11-16, all launching this year. Events will include swimruns, trail runs and a triathlon, all set to take place in and around Keswick during the 2017 festival, which will be held from 8-11 June.
The new events will start on Friday 9 June, when Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) will put on a series of aquathlons and trail races for secondary schools in Cumbria. The all new KMF Aquathlons will include races for children aged 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16 and will form part of the British Triathlon Federation’s national Go Tri campaign to inspire more juniors and novices to get involved in triathlon events.
On the same day, there will be a junior trail run of 1.5km for children aged 11-13 and 3km for those aged 14-16. The events will start and finish at the heart of KMF, in the Festival Village on Crow Park.
On Saturday 10 June, junior competitors will be able to take part in either the Salomon 5K Trail Race or the KMF Short Triathlon (400m swim, 18km cycle, 5km run).
Tickets for all KMF events are available now from www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk.