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Bedford Sports and Physical Activity Virtual Awards 2021

The deadline for nominating for the Bedford Sports and Physical Activity has now passed.

The nominees and winners will be announced on Friday 17 December.

This year’s awards will be an online event but we are looking at the possibility of a face-to-face presentation to winners in each category at some point in the New Year.

Please contact if would like any more information.

Previous years

Unfortunately due to the circumstances in 2020 and the increasing risk of COVID-19, we created an online recognitions board recognising 42 Bedford Borough’s Sports and Physical Activity Heroes.

Junior Aquathlon

See results for the October 2019 Aquathlon 

The Bedford Junior Aquathlon is a continuous swimming and running event for children in school years 3 to 11 (with variation of lengths and laps according to age).

The 28 Bedford Junior Aquathlon took place on 6 October 2019 at Robinson Pool in Bedford Park, we had over 100 participants taking place.

Bookings for this event are now closed.

Find out the full distances each age group will be required to swim and run.

No more entries will be accepted on the day.

Important information for participants:

Email for more information about the Bedford Junior Aquathlon.

Sports Village at Bedford River Festival

The Bedford River Festival is a bi-annual, high profile community celebration that is recognised as one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the Country. Bedford River Festival has been running for more than 30 years. 

The Sports Village at the Bedford River Festival is located next to one of the main access bridges to the festival. It offers visitors the opportunity to take part in, watch, find out about and enjoy a massive range of sports, health and leisure opportunities.

Attractions include a Sports Stage for displays of dance, gym and martial arts, a huge climbing wall, canoes and rowing boats offer the chance for visitors to try out a new activity. Local gyms, fitness clubs and local sports clubs also promote their programmes and activities.