Hever Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run and Sport Festival

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Hever Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run and Sport Festival
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Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September; this spectacular event of weekend racing at Hever Castle is set to see over 5000 participants of all abilities complete in the greatest range of fitness and endurance events. The Hever Castle Triathlon weekend is absolutely epic. Expect the most amazing atmosphere, expect to take on awesome courses and expect all the amenities a participant needs.
Sprint Plus Triathlon - Henry VIII, Sprint Triathlon , Duathlon Sprint, and 19 more
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Sat, 25 Sept 2021 - Sun, 26 Sept 2021
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Hever, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UK
Start times
Saturday, 25 Sept 2021
Sprint Plus Triathlon - Henry VIII: TBCSprint Triathlon : TBCDuathlon Sprint: TBCAquabike Sprint: TBCAquathlon Sprint: TBCSuper Sprint Triathlon - The Anne Boleyn: TBCStarter Triathlon - The Castle: TBCJunior Triathlon (9-10 yrs old): TBC5k Swim: TBC2.5k Swim: TBC1 Mile Swim: TBC
Sunday, 26 Sept 2021
Half Iron Triathlon - The Gauntlet: TBCOlympic Triathlon - The Hever: TBCDuathlon Standard: TBCAquabike Standard: TBCAquathlon Standard: TBCMarathon Run: TBCHalf Marathon Run: TBC10k Run: TBCJunior Triathlon (15-16 yrs old): TBCJunior Triathlon (13-14 yrs old): TBCJunior Triathlon (11-12 yrs old): TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Hever Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run and Sport Festival
Sprint Plus Triathlon - Henry VIII
£95 - £140
Sprint Triathlon
£90 - £135
Duathlon Sprint
Aquabike Sprint
Route information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's included
  • Chip-timed
  • Prizes
  • All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race
  • Banquet of well-earned treats
  • Live bands
  • Food stalls
  • A retail area
  • Camping at the castle making the weekend a festival of sporting achievements
  • Licensed race
  • Trophies
  • Prize money
  • Marshal's
  • Baggage Drop
  • Race photography
  • Event Village
How to get there
Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UK
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Address: Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UK
Directions to Hever Castle -
Please check your journey time and allow plenty of time to access the car parks. All car parks are in adjoining fields to the event. Please follow the below instructions to avoid delays
  • On approaching to the venue, be sure to follow the yellow triathlon car park signs. DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR SAT NAV.
  • Please follow directions from marshals.
  • Many of you will be arriving while competitors are out on the cycle course, please drive with caution.
  • It is roughly 10 – 15 minutes walk to the event village.
Hever Castle is situated three miles South East of Edenbridge off the B2026 between Sevenoaks and East Grinstead in the village of Hever. Situated 30 miles from London in West Kent, exit the M25 at junctions 5 or 6 and follow the Brown tourist signs. Also well signed from the Hildenborough exit of the A21.
Event day logistics
The previous years start timings for the various Sprint events took place between 07:30 and 14:30. The Starter Tri, Children and Swim only events started between 15:00 and 17:00.
If Covid restrictions dictate, they shall follow a similar format at this Venue. If social distancing is not required, all adults events will take place in the morning and Children and Mixed Team Relay events after 14:00.
Entrants will be notified of their start time via email 2 weeks prior to the event. It is advised that entrants arrive at least 1 – 1.5 hours before their given wave time. Relays go off in the final wave of their distance.
Spectator Info
The spectator experience at the Castle Series has become almost as famous as the spectacular backdrops and classic courses, and has made passing time before your loved ones finish the race a thing of the past.
Spectators are actively encouraged to come down to the event! The looped nature of the course makes it very spectator friendly.
There will be a variety of entertainment on offer, with a festival theme throughout, such as inflatables, climbing wall, yoga and retail outlets.
Please follow this link for more information on spectators https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/take-part/spectators/ExternalLink
When will I be sent my start time for the Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival?
Participants will be emailed their start time approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event.
Is it an open water swim at the Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival?
Yes, the swim will take part in the lake.
Is the water quality at the Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival good?
Water quality reports are conducted by EU Water Bathing Directive and can be found on their website.
Do I need a British Triathlon Licence to race?
All Triathlon and multi-discipline participants must produce their governing body license (BTF, TI, FFTTRI) on race-day to avoid paying for a Day Licence. Day licence's must be purchased online prior to event day. See organiser's website for details. This does not apply to single discipline events; swim only, cycle only, or run only.
Do I need a wetsuit?
For swim length up to 1500m wetsuits will be optional on race day if the temp remains between 14 and 22 degrees centigrade. Events over 1500m swim length will have wetsuits as optional between 15 and 23 degrees centigrade. Wetsuits hire is available from Yonda Sports https://yondasports.com/
Can I hire a bike rather than trek mine to the Hever Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run and Sport Festival?
Absolutely, if you hire a bike with British Bike Hire, the bike will be at the event site waiting for you. Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk/events for more information.
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