Next Race: 01/09/2024
Letchworth Outdoor Pool, Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 4UF
In partnership with Stevenage Leisure, TriSports, McMullen’s Family Brewers and Pubs and Hawkins Sports Massage, Freedom Tri are pleased to stage the twelfth Duck’N’Dash Aquathlon at the unique Letchworth Outdoor Swimming Pool. The ‘Duck’N’Dash’ is a multi-sport race combining a 400m pool-swim with a 5k run in the local nature reserve of Norton Common.
This year, the event forms part of the East Region Adult Race Series, this is the only Aquathlon event included in the series for 2023. If you are making an entry to be included in the East Region Adult Race Series, it is mandatory to complete the registration with your BTF number. Any entrants with that element missing will not be included in the results.
There are shorter alternatives for juniors between the ages of 08-14 years and a Team Relay challenge for those that prefer to call on the athletic talents of friends, family or work colleagues to either run or swim.
The event is open to everyone, we work with the BTF to involve visually impaired and mixed ability athletes.
This friendly event is open to a maximum entry of 350 participants and will feature chip-timed, age-group, open/female competition for anyone between the ages of 08-80 years that would like to test themselves on land and in water.
If you can swim 8 lengths of the outdoor 50m pool and can run 5km (reduced distances for younger age groups!), then this is your chance to experience the fastest-growing participation sport in the UK today. For the more competitive athlete looking for a local training opportunity, you won’t be disappointed with the superb venue and delightful setting that Letchworth Garden City has to offer.
Timing chips will be distributed at Registration only. We recommend that if possible, you register on Saturday and arrive in good time to manage equipment, set-up transition and to warm-up on the morning of the race.
If you are not a BTF member then you must purchase a BTF RACE PASS at the time of registration. The cost of this goes directly to BTF and costs £8 for adults and £2 for Under 25's
All timings are subject to slight alteration. Final timings will be sent by email in the week prior to the event.
16:30 registration for adults and juniors open
18:00 registration closes
07:30 registration for juniors and junior transition open
08:30 registration for juniors closes
08:30 registration for adults and adult transition opens
08:45 junior transition closes
08:50 junior race briefing at poolside
09:00 first junior in the pool
09:45 registration for adults closes
10:00 adult transition closes
10:05 adult race briefing at poolside
10:15 first adult in the pool
10:30 (approx) last junior finishes race
11:00 junior prizegiving
11:30 (approx) last adult finishes the race
12:00 adult prizegiving
We are grateful to McMullen Brewery & Amber Health for their support of this event.
Tri Start 1,2 & 3
Super Veterans [55+]
Adult Relay Team
Junior Prize Giving is at approximately 11amat the finish area on Norton Common
Adult Prize giving is at approximately 12pmon the patio near the changing rooms