How to enter the Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans
- Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 14km, Run 2.5km
- Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km
- Duathlon: Run 2.5km, Bike 14km, Run 2.5km
- Other: Swim 0.4km, Run 5km
- Other: Swim 0.2km, Run 2.5km
- Run 10km
- Duathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 1.2km, Swim 0.4km
- Run 5km
- Other: Swim 0.2km, Bike 14km
- Other: Swim 0.4km, Bike 20km
- Duathlon: Run 10km, Bike 40km, Run 5km
Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans routes
The swim leg will begin with a processional start in the state-of-the-art Westminster Lodge Pool. Transition will be located just a quick sprint away in the wonderful historic setting of Verulamium Park. Our bike leg will be undertaken in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, taking in the quiet roads and picturesque villages of Hertfordshire and then it's onto a fast and challenging park run to finish.
The Duathlon run legs will be contained within the superb grounds of Verulamium Park. The bike leg will take you out into the beautiful surrounding Hertfordshire countryside for a fast and enjoyable race.
Our Aquathlon race will start in the Westminster Lodge pool, before heading out onto the run leg, which will be conducted within the confines of the beautiful Verulamium Park, finishing to a warm welcome from friends and family in our Sports Village.
Two of the most popular distances on offer for the Festival of Sport St. Albans: 10K and 5K. Both runs will be set in the beautiful Veralamium Park and will be testing, safe and fun. There are lots of opportunities along our routes for spectators to cheer you on and you will finish in the sports village to a hero’s welcome over the finish line.
The 10k is two laps of the 5k
The Aquabike race is an endurance sport composed of the swimming and cycling stages of a triathlon. The running stage is eliminated so that people who are unable to run, or do not wish to run can still participate.
Scootathons are a fantastic addition to multi-sport events, allowing budding kid Olympians to take their first steps in multi-sport eventing. Sign up your son or daughter and put their feet firmly on a sporting path.
The Scootathon involves a 200m run, followed by a 400m scoot, finishing in a 400m cycle to the finish line and our Scootathon. We will supply scooters and bikes but you are more than welcome to bring your own*. Children are guaranteed to enjoy this fun, safe and challenging race.
Children younger than 6 years old will be required to bring their own bikes and scooters. Please ensure that scooters have large enough wheels to be able to run on grass.
Please note that kids Scootathon is not a chip timed event
Triathlon (Swim/Bike/Run) - Novice – 200M/14K/2.5K, Sprint – 400M/20K/5K
Run - 10k and 5k
Aquathlon (Swim/Run) - Novice- 200M / 2.5K, Sprint – 400M / 5K
Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) - Novice – 2.5K / 14K/ 2.5K, Sprint – 5K / 20K / 2.5K, Standard – 10K / 40K / 5K, Kids – 400M / 1.2k / 400M Ages 7-14
Aquabike (Swim/Bike) - Novice – 200M/14K, Sprint – 400M/20K
Scootathlon - 200m run, followed by a 400m scoot, finishing with a 400m cycle
Frequently Asked Questions
Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans weather forecast
Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
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