The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is one of the largest sporting charity events aimed at young people. In 2017, more than 2,500 participants took part and raised an ancredible £280,000 for Restless Development and local charities.


Sport and fundraising are a winning combination! But there aren’t enough events for young people.

It was great to see so many children taking part and getting stuck into this great challenge. We have been blown away by the amount raised and cannot wait to do it all again next year! - Teacher

Now in its third year, the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon gives children from years 3-8 the chance to come together in teams of four and compete in their own event. All three sports are completed in a relay format, allowing each team member to swim, cycle and run for charity!

How Triathlons Work!

The triathlons are held entirely on school sites in a safe and secure environment, and are inclusive and enjoyable for all abilities whilst raising thousands for charities too!

Entry is free with fundraising, and all money is split between Restless Development and the local charities that each participating school supports.

I think it’s organisational genius. It’s just been seamless, we’ve been well looked after, there’s always been someone to ask for help. It’s been fantastic. - Parent

Upon passing the finish line, all participants are rewarded for their hard work with medals and goodie bags. The event is a fun day out for family and friends who can cheer the children on!


In 2018, four separate Triathlon events will be hosted throughout South England:

  • Sunday 22nd April - Royal Russell School, Surrey
  • Sunday 13th May - Bradfield College, Berkshire
  • Sunday 13th May - Cranleigh School, Surrey
  • Sunday 20th May - Marlborough College, Wiltshire


If you or your school would like to join us in 2018, please get in touch by emailing

“It’s fun and there’s like no pressure on you because you can just do as well as you can do.”


The Schools Triathlon is a fantastic opportunity for you to support Restless Development's work globally. This includes supporting young people to make sure they have a voice, a living, sexual rights, and are leaders in preventing and solving the world’s challenges. Restless Development has been working with young people asince 1985 and our work is led by thousands of young people every year. We listen to young people, our work is led by young people, and together we help young people make lasting change in their communities and countries across our 10 country hubs in Africa and Asia. 

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