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Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans

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Tickets £15–£55

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Distances in this event

  1. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    £20–£45
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  2. Novice Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 14km, Run 2.5km
    £30–£35
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  3. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km
    £35–£40
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  4. Novice Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 2.5km, Bike 14km, Run 2.5km
    £25–£30
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  5. Sprint Aquathlon

    Other: Swim 0.4km, Run 5km
    £20–£25
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  6. Novice Aquathlon

    Other: Swim 0.2km, Run 2.5km
    £15–£20
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  7. 10K

    Run 10km
    £20
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  8. Kids Scootathon (Scoot/Bike/Run)

    1km
    £15
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  9. Kids Duathlon

    Duathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 1.2km, Swim 0.4km
    £20
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  10. 5K

    Run 5km
    £15
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  11. Novice Aquabike

    Other: Swim 0.2km, Bike 14km
    £25–£30
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  12. Sprint Aquabike

    Other: Swim 0.4km, Bike 20km
    £35–£40
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  13. Standard Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 10km, Bike 40km, Run 5km
    £50–£55
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Event details

  • Undulating
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 500 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Set in the historic Roman town of St. Albans, our Hercules Festival of Sport will once again be a wonderful event and an ideal end to your season.

Our swim events will take place in the new stunning Westminster Lodge pool, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities. Our run takes place within the beautiful Verulamium Park and bike routes take place in the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.

Alongside challenging courses for multisport events, we have designed the line-up for the Festival of Sport to offer something for the whole family, including a Scootathon for the budding kid Olympians. The exceptional facilities of Westminster Lodge provide everything that athletes could wish for and the surroundings of Verulamium Park provide excellent spectating opportunities for your friends and family to participate too, so sign them up!

Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans route

What’s Included

Timing chips (excluding children’s events)
Finishers' t-shirt
Bespoke finishers' medal
Access to post-race nutrition, massage and athlete area
Winners’ trophies
Professional photographs
Access to special offers from our supporting sponsors

Please note that the Standard Entry ticket option includes a British Triathlon Federation (BTF) Day Licence. Each Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Aquathlon participant (excluding children's events) is required to either be a member of the BTF or purchase a BTF Day Licence, which provides you with insurance whilst competing.

Course Details

Triathlon:

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.

Duathlon:

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.

Aquathlon:

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.

5K/10K Run:

Both runs will be set in the beautiful Verulamium Park and will be testing, safe and fun.

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For detailed cycle/run route information, see the 'Routes' tab at:

https://herculesevents.com/hercules-festival-of-sport-st-albans/

Raceday Logistics

The minimum ages for registration are as follows:

Triathlon: 17+
Run: 5K 11+, 10K 15+
Aquathlon: 17+
Duathlon: Novice & Sprint Distances 15+, Standard Distance 17+
Aquabike: 17+

Schedule:

07:00-08:30* – Sprint Triathlon
07:00-08:30* – Novice Triathlon
07:00-08:30* – Aquathlon
07:00-08:30* – Sprint Aquabike
07:00-08:30* – Novice Aquabike
08:30* – Duathlon
10:00 – 5K & 10K Run
11:30 – Kids Scootathon & Duathlon

*Please note that your start time could be anytime between 07:00 and 8:30am as this is a processional start. Exact start times will be displayed the day before the event.

Kit List

We would recommend a road bike for the Festival of Sport St. Albans but that is by no means compulsory, as we would like everyone to have the opportunity to take part in this event.

We will supply bikes for the Kids Duathlon but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

For the Scootathon, we will supply scooters and bikes but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Only 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.

FAQs

Do I need to use a road bike?

No, a road bike is recommended but not compulsory. As long as your bike is in good working order and "road worthy", you can use it.

Is drafting permitted on the bike?

No, drafting is not permitted as we are a draft-illegal event.

Can I use Aero Bars on my bike?

Yes, due to the fact that our race is draft-illegal, Aero Bars are permitted.

Can someone else collect my race pack on my behalf?


Yes, you can email [email protected] in advance, giving your permission for said person to collect your pack. If you are a BTF member, they will need to bring your BTF Licence with them for us to cross-check.

Are your events suitable for complete beginners?

Yes. We have a diverse mix of people that compete with us and our events are very friendly and welcoming, which is perfect if you are a novice. You really can take the race at your own pace, yet our courses are challenging and competitive if you are a seasoned athlete.

Do you have a bag drop?

No, we do not have a bag drop facility at any of our events and do not take any responsibility for items left at their owners' risk. However, for those taking part in the Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon, you will have access to a secure transition area and your own marked bay to leave your belongings.

Do I need a wetsuit?

No, wetsuits are forbidden due to the temperature of the water. We recommend that all participants race in a tri-suit or similar. Swimming costumes may be worn and clothing can be put on over the top in transition. Please be aware that there are very strict rules around dressing in the transition area, so please refer to the British Triathlon Federation rulebook for more information.

Can I race for my chosen charity?

Yes, we actively encourage our participants to raise money for charity. You can wear your own t-shirts and make it as obvious as you possibly can. If you let us know in advance, we can also ensure that you are given a shoutout on the day to raise awareness of your mission.

Are dogs allowed at the venue?

Yes, as long as they are kept on a lead and outside of the public buildings.

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