Belvoir Castle Open Water Half Ironman, Olympic, Middle & Sprint Triathlon

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Belvoir Castle Open Water Half Ironman, Olympic, Middle & Sprint Triathlon
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Enjoy the scenic grounds of Belvoir Castle in this multi-sport weekend for the whole family. Test your open water swimming in the estate's very own lake, cycle through the undulating countryside, and run through the castle's iconic grounds. Like last year, this is highly likely to sell out and we assure you that you won't want to miss out on what is quickly becoming one of the most challenging and iconic triathlons in the UK.
Kid's Aquathlon Youth A (age 15-16), Kid's Aquathlon Youth B (age 17), Kid's Aquathlon Tristar 3 (age 13-14), and 16 more
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Sat 2nd Sep 2023 - Sun 3rd Sep 2023
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK
Start times
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
Kid's Aquathlon Youth A (age 15-16):
2:00pm |
Kid's Aquathlon Youth B (age 17):
2:00pm |
Kid's Aquathlon Tristar 3 (age 13-14):
2:30pm |
Kid's Aquathlon Tristar 2 (age 11-12):
3:00pm |
Kid's Aquathlon Tristar 1 (age 9-10):
3:30pm |
Kid's Aquathlon Tristar (age 8):
Sun 3rd Sep 2023
Middle Distance Triathlon:
6:00am |
Middle Distance Aquabike :
6:00am |
Middle Distance Relay:
6:00am |
Olympic Triathlon:
7:00am |
Olympic Aquabike:
7:00am |
Olympic Distance Relay:
7:00am |
Sprint Triathlon:
8:00am |
Sprint Aquabike:
8:00am |
Sprint Distance Relay:
8:00am |
Super Sprint Triathlon:
9:00am |
Sprint Aquathlon:
9:00am |
Olympic Aquathlon:
9:00am |
Middle Distance Aquathlon:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Belvoir Castle Open Water Half Ironman, Olympic, Middle & Sprint Triathlon
Middle Distance Triathlon
£124 - £160
Olympic Triathlon
£79 - £110
Sprint Triathlon
£59 - £88
Super Sprint Triathlon
£44 - £70
Route information
The transition area is nestled in the grounds looking up to the grand Belvoir Castle.
The Lake Swim: The open water swim takes place in a calm lake at the foot of the Estate with sights up to the castle, the swim is a multi lap swim. The swim is also perfect for those new to open water triathlon as you're never too far away from the lakes edge or your supporters. All competitors will be placed in start wave groups which will be confirmed closer to the date of the event.
Bike: All distances (other than the Super Sprint) is a multi-lap course with a challenging undulating profile through the idyllic vale of Belvoir villages. There are one or two sharp and gradual inclines that prove a good test of mental, physical strength and determination but you will be well rewarded with a route of discovery through quaint villages and quiet country roads.
The Super Sprint bike leg is one undulating lap.
Run: Feel the history of the land and be surrounded by ancient trees adorning your run, finishing with a scenic multi-lap run on tarmac roads around the estate running up to the Castle itself and then onto your Finish with the Castle creating a momentous backdrop for your free Finishers Photo download.
What's included
  • Eco Finisher's Medal (designed and manufactured in UK)
  • High Quality Super soft silicone event swim cap
  • Finishers Download Photo
  • Finishers T Shirt (Triathlon and Kids Aquathlon Only )
  • Prizes 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall Female & Male in each TRIATHLON event AND in each age category
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall Female & Male for Aquabike/Aquathlon distances.
  • Relay Categories 1st in each - Family/Club/Corporate
  • Professional Chip Timing and online Results
  • Fun and uplifting tunes being provided by our professional commentator.
  • Spectator Friendly event
  • Gourmet Quality food vendor and Barista coffee vendor
  • Serviced ample number of Toilets available in Transition, event hub and on run course.
  • Baby changing and disabled toilets
  • DEPENDANT ON NUMBERS - LIVE acoustic set on the Saturday night for those camping with the offering of a delicious dinner - stone baked pizza, gourmet style food vendor and a gin/real ale bar.
How to get there
Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK
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There is weekend parking available on site for £5 per car, which can be paid by cash or card on the day. As an environmentally conscious company, please car share where possible.
Why not make a weekend of it? Join the Endorphin Sports camp on the Saturday night right next to where you’ll be racing and in the stunning grounds of the Belvoir Estate enjoying views of the Castle.
NB. Well behaved dogs are welcome and to be kept on lead.
There is a range of accommodation options in the local area.
Event day logistics
Saturday 2nd
From 12:00pm Kids Registration & Transition Opens
13:00 First wave of Kids Aquathlon competitors set off
15:00 Kids Presentation / Awards ceremony
15:00 Adults Registration and Transition opens
17:00 Registration and Transition closes for the day
There will be live acoustic music entertainment, gourmet style food, stonebaked pizza and a gin/real ale bar in the evening.
Sunday 3rd
05:00 Registration and Transition area opens
06:00 First wave of Middle Distance competitors / relay teams set off
07:30 First wave of Olympic Distance competitors / relay teams set off
09:00 First wave of Sprint Distance competitors / relay teams set off
09:30 First wave of Sprint Distance competitors set off
12:30 - 13:00 Presentation / Awards ceremony
An accurate start time will be communicated to registered participants closer to race day. You will receive your Competitor Information 2 weeks prior to Race Day and your Start Times one week before directly from Endorphin Sport. Please check your junk inbox if you have not received this information or check on our website for this information - our website will always have the latest information. If in doubt ALWAYS email directly at info@endorphinsport.comExternalLink
Race Packs
Please pick up your Race Packs from Registration before you enter the Transition area and rack your bike. Your Race pack will include race numbers, luggage/bike/helmet stickers and your swim cap specific for your distance. Timing Chips will be handed over at Registration on the morning of the event even if you have registered on the Saturday. For those that are BTF members Please bring your membership card with you for reference.
Feed & Drink Stations
Bike Feed & Drink stations will be available for those doing the Middle Distance at the 53km point Run Feed & Drink Stations will be available for all distances at the 3.3km point– top of the hill. The event's Partner Fuelling Provider is OTE.
Age Requirements
Age as of 31st December 2023
  • Middle Distances - minimum age is 18 years
  • Olympic Distances - minimum age is 17 years
  • Sprint Distances - minimum age is 15 years
  • Super Sprint Triathlon - the minimum age is 15 years
  • Sprint Relay - Under 15’s can race completing the swim or run leg in a Team of 3. Swimmer minimum age is 11 years, cyclist 15 years & runner 13 years.
*Please note ALL under 16’s will need to complete a parental consent form BEFORE the event
Triathlon Bike Racking/Bag Dropping Zone
For 2023 you will be able to rack your bike during the Saturday registration period during 3-5pm OR you can rack your bike on the morning of your event. Transition on the Event Day will open at 5am.
Within your Race Pack you will receive a Luggage Label please put this on your bag and drop off in the clearly marked area BAG DROP in Transition. This area is secure, participants only have access to this area however please note we do not accept any responsibility for loss, theft or breakages.
Race Day Insurance
It is required by the governing body British Triathlon Federation that entrants be insured whilst competing in their permitted events. If you already have a BTF membership, please enter your registration number at checkout. Alternatively, you can purchase a day licence for £6, which will be payable at the checkout.
Spectator Info
This is a spectator friendly event. Car Parking is £5 per car, entry to the venue is free.
What time shall I aim to arrive to the Belvoir Castle Triathlon 2023 event?
You should aim to arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to park, register, get changed, stretch and warm up.
Will there be parking available at the Belvoir Castle Triathlon 2023?
Yes, there will be parking available on site.
Do I need to be a British Triathlon Member in order to participate in the Belvoir Castle Triathlon 2023?
No, anyone is able to participate. However non members will be charged an extra £6 for your entry to cover the cost of a BTF day licence.
142 reviews
Did the race in 2023
Beautiful Venue. Amazing event team. Tuff but rewarding course. If you haven’t done it… you need to do it!
Did the race in 2023
Beautiful course and very well organized.
Did the race in 2023
Lovely setting, lake, undulating cycle course and run. Clear sign posting and helpful Marshalls. Friendly all inclusive and definitely one I would recommend.
Did the race in 2023
The whole event was very well organised. Routes clearly signposted. Volunteers very supportive. Big plus no litter left.
Did the race in 2023
Really enjoyed it.. first open water swim and I panicked a bit but roll on next year!
Did the race in 2023
Really enjoyed the sprint. Think it was expensive but that’s the same across all races. Well organised event, just one minor and that’s the grass was long 🙈
Did the race in 2023
Getting the timing chips before the swim start and not in the registration pack was absolute chaos. Everyone was trying to queue at the same time and it was very poorly organised. It meant our wave started almost 30 minutes late which wasn’t ideal. However the rest of atmosphere at the event was great
Did the race in 2023
Great event with good organisation and a beautiful setting. Lots of places for spectators around the course and seems like the locals turn out to give you a cheer which is great. Swim is mostly OK except for one patch of stagnant silty water which was grim.Bike is hilly and hard but lots of nice stretches to get aero and fast. Run is pretty hard at the end of a triathlon, with a big hill which is a bit of a sufferfest - don't come looking for an Olympic PB! Great to get a shout out for everyone at the end of the course though and the event village is brilliant.
Did the race in 2023
My first time at this venue. The small waves every 2 mins in the swim were a welcome change to the usual triathlon battering ! The run to transition was very challenging but a good warm up ! The bike course was quite technical especially through the village but lovely scenery. The run was pretty good as it was cool through the trees. All the volunteers were lovely.
Did the race in 2023
We attended the Junior event on Sat and Sprint event on Sunday. both were ran brilliantly and the medic team we so good helping my daughter when she took a funny turn. Thank you so much to everyone involved.
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