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Blenheim Palace Triathlon

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Review summary

17 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Jeff L
"Forget watching from the comfort of your armchair,this event caters for all,..."


Stuart H
"Fantastic event, it gave a real sense of being part of something epic and..."


Charles C
"Fantastic event all round. Great for a first tri. Lovely swim, then nice to..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Sprint - Saturday

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 19.8km, Run 5.4km
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  2. Sprint Relay - Saturday

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 19.8km, Run 5.4km
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  3. Super Sprint - Saturday

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 13.2km, Run 2.9km
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  4. Super Sprint - Sunday

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 13.1km, Run 2.9km
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  5. Sprint - Sunday

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 19.8km, Run 5.4km
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Event details

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Closed roads
  • 7000 participants

Meet the organizer

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Limelight Sports are ranked #10 in the UK out of 478 organizers

This is one of the UK's most picturesque triathlons, and is the perfect day out for the whole family. A brilliant season opener, it is also the world's ONLY triathlon located at a World Heritage Site.

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What’s Included
  • Free Event Tech-T
  • Free event branded swim hat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Event race pack inc race number, bike number, timing chip (additional postage cost)
  • On-course nutrition
  • Post-event hydration
  • Training Guides
  • Timing service including tracking, text message and online look up.
  • Stunning closed road course
  • Entry into the Palace grounds
  • Event village entertainment
Course Details

The swim is an open water (and freshwater) swim in the lake. The bike course consists of a gently rolling route circling the estate, while the run is a scenic offering around the Queen's Pool.

Kit List
  • Security wristband (required for entry into Grounds free of charge)
  • Race numbers correctly fixed to bike, helmet and clothing/race belt
  • Photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport)
  • Wetsuit
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Safety Pins
  • Bike
  • Bike helmet
  • Running shoes
  • Warm clothing for after
  • Energy bar/snacks

For further info on registering as a volunteer, please contact [email protected]

I have a disability can I still participate?

We are an all-inclusive event and do our utmost to accommodate participants with disabilities.  Please contact our Customer Service Team, with a description of your disability. We will assess this and establish if it is possible to compete and what we require to make this feasible.

Does any part of the entry fee go to charity?

Your entry fee covers the staging of the event and third party insurance.

When should I receive my race pack?

Your race pack will be delivered to you in plenty of time before event weekend. Team relay captains will receive the race pack for their whole team.

If you have not received your race pack before Friday 17th May, please email our customer service team on [email protected]

When will my merchandise arrive?

All clothing merchandise will arrive around mid-May. We are unable to accept any merchandise refund requests placed after March as the orders would have already been sent to our merchandise supplier.

You can perchase any merchandise in the lead up to the event even if you have already registered for the event. In order to do so please go to your profile page at

ITab medal inserts ordered at point of entry will be dispatched after the event.

Do I need a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are compulsory for this triathlon for the safety of our participants. Your wetsuit will keep you warm and improve your swimming speed; a wetsuit provides you with extra buoyancy and the higher you are the faster you swim. Your wetsuit must be a neoprene and we recommend a full body wetsuit, it can be a ‘shorty’

Can I listen to a personal music player whilst racing?

No. You will be unable to hear other competitors or the marshals when you are wearing one and consequently pose a threat to others.

Is water available during the races?

Water will be handed out on the run course and at the finish line.

There will be no water stations on the bike course – it is your responsibility to ensure that you have enough fluid to keep yourself hydrated on the bike leg.

Who do I contact for lost property?

Please contact the event organisers via email: [email protected], with a full description of the missing item and we will do our best to reunite you with the item.

Blenheim Palace Triathlon reviews (17)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Good for beginners

Well organized

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    Charles C

    Did the Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    Fantastic event all round. Great for a first tri. Lovely swim, then nice to cycle on closed roads. Transitions can feel long but apart from that excellent course.
  • J

    Joao B

    Did the Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    This was such an amazing experience. I left wanting to repeat it next year and improve my PB. Can't beat Blenheim!
  • J

    James R

    Did the Super Sprint - Sunday in 2019

    What can I say? Ideal setting, great organisation well thought out course and closed roads! And not to mention the most regal of transition areas. The only negative is the cost for spectators (£40 or thereabouts for two)
  • Did the Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    Fantastic event, it gave a real sense of being part of something epic and special. Organisation, marshalling etc was fantastic and flawless for such big event !! Cant wait to do it again next year !!
  • C

    Chris M

    Did the Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    Amazing setting.. Great place to swim, to transition is scenic and challenging. Varied and fast cycle course. Run scenic. Crowd support amazing. Slick organisation.
  • H

    Hannah O

    Did the Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    Please put some padding down over the red matting where you rack your bikes! I really hurt my foot when I trod on a stone!
  • T

    Tom S

    Did the Super Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    Cracking event!!! It was so easy when we arrived and smooth throughout the day! Had the best time - thank you all
  • Did the Super Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    Forget watching from the comfort of your armchair,this event caters for all, sign up for 2020 give it a tri !!!
  • J

    Jay Goodman

    Did the Sprint - Saturday in 2019

    First time doing this event and from
    the start it was a great day. The event as a whole was very well organised and coordinated. Event area loaded with stands an stalls and plenty to do for the kids. The event itself was layed out well, really enjoyed the cheeky uphill run after the swim to transition. Transition was well organised with no areas were a #hangingout triathlete could go wrong and both the bike and running routes being enclosed challenging but fun. Further loads of first time and experienced triathlete took part which made for a great atmosphere. One piece of advice is to arrive as early as possible, I had 2 hours which ment for a non rushed look round, checking swim start, finish, transition entry exits and as it's a lap course noting where I had to cut of or merge on both the bike /run routes.
    Recomend this event to anyone.
    Challenge yourself or stay the same !
    Jay Goodman
  • D

    Daisy H

    Did the Sprint - Sunday in 2019

    Fantastic experience, great for beginners and experienced alike. Although bike course can get a little congested as it’s 3 laps

Questions & answers

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What would you like to know about this event?
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    Samantha V
    I have booked for the ladies super sprint on Sunday 2nd June. Can you advise me when we will receive the start time please? Thank you


    Steph E
    Hey there, start times and wave allocations can be found on the Blenheim Palace Triathlon official website two weeks prior to the event. All the best!

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