Sporting events

Junior 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 next Bedford Junior Aquathlon will take place on Sunday 15 October 2023 at Robinson Pool in Bedford Park.

Book a place for the Junior Aquathlon

The event will take place in the morning, each year group will have a different registration and start time as there will be a rolling start (and waves for each year).

You will be emailed your exact start time week commencing 9 October (If you do not receive this email before Wednesday 11 October please contact as soon as possible).

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

No entries will be accepted on the day. 

Aquathlon rules, running routes and pool layout

Please read the following documents, they contain important information for participants.

Important dates for Aquathlon

  • Booking form available from end of August 2023.
  • Deadline for Booking form Tuesday 4 October 2023 at 5:30pm.
  • Email to be sent out to all participants Friday 6 October 2023.
  • Bedford Junior Aquathlon – Sunday 15 October (Robinson Pool) (1st, 2nd and 3rd presented awards on day).
  • Results emailed out to all participants on Monday 16 October.

Email for more information about the Bedford Junior Aquathlon.

Yoga and Wellbeing in the Park

On Sunday 11 June 2023 Bedford Park once again welcomed yoga enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to the annual Yoga and Wellbeing in the Park.

Now in its fifth year the event attracted over 270 individuals who took part in 18 free Yoga and Wellbeing sessions. The sessions ran between 10am-7pm and ranged from Yoga flow, Sound Baths, Chair Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Meditation (totalling 578 participants).

“Fantastic engagement with the community in Bedford at the stunning Bedford Park. Highlighting the wide range of types of yoga, specialist practitioners and wellbeing sessions available in Bedford.”

“It was wonderful to be part of such a well organised fantastic day with great yoga”

This event will take place again in June 2024 – date to be confirmed.

Please email If you are interested in finding out more.