How to enter the Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival
- Triathlon: Swim 0.8km, Bike 40km, Run 8km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 20km, Run 4km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 15km, Run 2km
- Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21km
- Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
- Aquathlon: Swim 0.75km, Run 5km
- Aquabike: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
- Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 4.2km, Run 1.3km
- Duathlon: Run 12km, Bike 40km, Run 4.3km
- Aquabike: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km
- Aquathlon: Swim 1.5km, Run 10km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 8.4km, Run 2.5km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.3km, Bike 4.2km, Run 1.8km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 8.4km, Run 2.5km
- Swim 1mi
- Swim 2.5km
- Swim 5km
- Run 10km
- Run 13.1mi
- Run 26.2mi
Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival routes
THE TRIATHLON COURSE
An open-water swim in the spectacular 38 acre Hever Castle Lake and River Eden
An undulating cycle that takes athletes around a circuit through the High Weald of Kent, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and up to the stunning Ashdown forest for the longer distance races.
The largely off-road run circumnavigates the estate as well as taking runners through land owned by the Bellhurst Nature Conservation Trust (the majority of this section is not on public rights of way), then returning to the award-winning castle grounds before athletes make the dash to the tree-lined finishing chute beside the lake.
THE HALF IRONMAN GAUNTLET
Hever Castle witnesses hundreds of hardy triathletes taking on the exciting Gauntlet, a middle-distance race that pushed competitors to their limit via a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run.
If the promise of a cycle up the Burren’s Corkscrew Hill in Ireland, a swim in the iconic Chateau Grand Canal or a half marathon though the historic grounds of Castle Howard whets your appetite, see below for a detailed course description of each of our five Gauntlet races.
MULTISPORT DISTANCES (AQUATHLON, DUATHLON, AQUABIKE)
If the thought of completing all three disciplines at once is holding you back from signing up to one of triathlon events, then the multisport distances could be perfect for you! Perhaps an injury is preventing you from running, you can’t get your hands on a bike for this summer or the idea of swimming in the lake is just too much. Castle Triathlon Series have created the multisport events to allow the competitors to compete in two disciplines of your choice within the triathlons. The same stunning courses tailored to suit you!
Our junior event witnesses a 300m lake swim before a challenging but hugely fun off-road 8km cycle around the Castle grounds.
The junior race concludes with a 4km trail run around the castle grounds.
CHILDREN (11-12yrs) TRIATHLON
For the tweens out there, the Castle Triathlon Series offers a 200m open-water swim in a calm castle lake, a 4km off-road bike in the castle grounds before a 2km trail run finale.
CHILDREN (8-10yrs) TRIATHLON
The shortest event in our celebrated children’s races begins with a 100m open-water swim before a 4km bike on traffic-free trails around the Castle grounds.
The race climaxes with a 1.3km run, again on a safe off-road course. One parent is allowed in transition with their children to offer some assistance.
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