Q. How much do the events cost to enter?
A. All entry fees are included in the ‘Enter Now’ section of the website. Affiliated club members may be entitled to a discount, please select the relevant category on the registration form. NB: Affiliated is to be a member of a UKA registered running club, or British Triathlon registered Triathlon Club. Entry fees include VAT and processing fee.
Q. Is there a closing date for entry?
A. Tuesday 17th August or when sold out
Q. Can I enter on the day?
Q. Which event should I do?
A. It depends on your experience and current levels of fitness. Choose an event that will challenge you but is ultimately achievable. You can choose from 5K, 10k , sprint duathlon, sprint triathlon or super sprint triathlon. Duathlons and triathlons are multi sport events which require a good level ofphysical health.
Q. Can my kids enter?
A. Children over 12 can enter the 5K, over 16s can enter the 10K, or over 15s can enter any of the duathlon or triathlon events. There are 2 Junior events available for children aged 7-15.
- 10K. Minimum age limit for participants is 16 years old on the day of the event. Anyone born on or before August 21st 2005
- Sprint Duathlon, Sprint and Super-Sprint Tri. Minimum age limit for participants is 15 years old on the day of the event. Anyone born on or before August 21st 2006
- 5K minimum age limit for participants is 12 years on the day of the event. Anyone born on or before August 21st 2009
Q. Is there an upper age limit?
A. No. All that we ask is that any participant unsure of their physical ability to take part should seek medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the event.
Q. I haven’t run, cycled or swam in a proper race before? Can I still enter?
A. Absolutely! This event is just for you. It may be advisable to try a few shorter runs before the event, or a Go-Tri beginner event hosted by British Triathlon. It’s not a race against the clock but a fun and safe way for you to find out how enjoyable running is and to hopefully start you running and cycling regularly.
Q. Can I transfer my entry to another event or person?
A. If you have entered one of the Try on the Tyne events but would like to swap events, or transfer your entry so another person, you can do this for an admin fee of £3 by logging in to your MyLaps account through the link provided on your confirmation email. The deadline for all transfers is 11th July 2021