Events in 2016

SKI 2016 DRI 2016

Skipton Triathlon
17th April 2016

Driffield Triathlon
22nd May 2016

A return to the ever popular Skipton tri course. Growing in popularity, year on year the early season Skipton Triathlon has secured its position as the largest pool based tri in the North of the country.
Taking place on Sunday 17th April, the Skipton Triathlon offers you the chance to test your fitness at this early season classic for all abilities.Find Out More
A very popular pool based event located around Driffield Sports Centre. A regular favourite for many local triathletes and some remarkable performances over its eight year history

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DRIJ 2016 ALS 2016

Driffield Junior Triathlon
22nd May 2016

Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon
19th June 2016

Taking place after the senior triathlon, children from the age of 8 upwards can take part in a high quality junior triathlon. The Driffield Junior Triathlon will be limited to 200, entries will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

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Returning to Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, now in its 9th year, this well established and very popular event attracts competitors of all abilities.

Situated just 10 miles from York, the venue is regularly used as an open water training facility for many triathletes.

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ALSS 2016 ALC 2016

Allerthorpe Super Sprint Tri
7th August 2016

Allerthorpe Classic Triathlon
7th August 2016

 New to triathlon, or had a season of taking part in pool based triathlons, and wanting to have a go at an open water event. We may have the answer.

Run in conjunction with the Allerthorpe Classic Triathlon on the 7th August, the Super Sprint distance now gives you that opportunity to experience open water triathlon without the stress of completing the longer distances.

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 This time the distance increases to the classic olympic distance involving a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run.

This event is proving increasingly popular with record numbers taking part in 2014.

Situated just 10 miles from York, the scenic venue makes it an ideal triathlon location.

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SUNSP 2016 SUN 2016

Sundowner Sprint Triathlon
3rd September 2016

Sundowner Middle Distance
3rd September 2016

 The Sundowner weekend kicks off with the sprint distance triathlon.

Run over the same course as the earlier June based Allerthorpe Sprint Tri, the race will give you the opportunity to race on a flat, well surfaced course that lends itself nicely to helping you achieve a personal best.

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 The unique Sundowner Triathlon has a leisurely Saturday midday start (wake up and prepare for the race without the usual early morning rush).

As the name suggests, some competitors will be completing the course as the sun goes down, complete with a superb post race party following the epic Sundowner Triathlon.

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 Who We Are

Freebird Events are the most respected organisers of community triathlons, adventure challenge runs and similar events in Yorkshire & the North East.

What We Do

We organise triathlons and similar events that will challenge you and stretch your abilities and will leave you with a great sense of pride, self-confidence and value.

Above all, Freebird’s events are FUN.

You may be amazed at what you can do!


Many people who come to a Freebird event to “try their hand” at a triathlon, come back again and again. People keep telling us how much they’ve enjoyed themselves and how well organised our events are …

“Really enjoyed the Triathlon today – great organisation, thanks again for a great event.”

Robert W.

“Just a quick email to thank you for the fantastic event today-it was the perfect first triathlon for the junior soldiers and myself; excellently run, with a cracking atmosphere and extremely friendly staff. My sincerest thanks also for your help and patience with our administration.”

Marc R.

“Thank you for another enjoyable Triathlon. The marshalls were very friendly and everyone was very helpful. I really enjoyed the Skipton Triathlon last year and I recommended it to my brother and another friend for their first attempts. It’s an excellent bike ride and it’s good to have support throughout the run. I had a great time yesterday (and I was very proud of my little brother).”

Simon S.

“Really enjoyed the event on Sunday – great fun as always.”

Shaun L.

“Hi, thank you for a fantastically well organised event yesterday, I really enjoyed it and will definitely be back next year.”

Brian F.