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Set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful historical sites in the UK, the Leeds Castle Triathlon offers a variety of distances for seasoned and beginner triathletes alike. Theres no better way to spend a summer weekend than swimming, biking and running in the Garden of England.

Highlights of the course include an open water swim in the moat, an undulating bike ride that passes through the castle doors, and a cross country run in Kents rolling hills.

Review summary

5
2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Hannah B
"A really scenic view with a super atmosphere, will definitely be making this my..."

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David L
"Fantastic event in beautiful surroundings of Leeds Castle and grounds. Well..."
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How to enter the Leeds Castle Triathlon Weekend

  1. Sprint Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 26km, Run 5km
    £60
    Event passed
  2. Team Sprint Triathlon (Team of 2 or 3)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 26km, Run 5km
    £69
    Event passed
  3. Standard Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    £87
    Event passed
  4. Team Standard Triathlon (Team of 2 or 3)

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    £99
    Event passed

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Leeds Castle Triathlon Weekend routes

Swimmers start on the newly-formed beach and follow a clockwise route in the moat, passing under the Castle’s emblematic arches. Out of the water, cyclists follow the A20 first towards Maidstone and then to Charing, before reaching the Castle’s golf course. The run route offers fantastic views of the Castle, snaking its way through the Kentish countryside and Upper Parkland. The race finishes at the main event area, where there will be plenty of refreshments.

Event Details

What’s Included

Upon crossing the finish line you will receive a medal, a finishers t-shirt and some well-earned refreshments. There will be awards for winners in each category.

Raceday Logistics

The triathletes will receive a chip code on entry which will record their race time.

Spectators
There is a special entry charge for spectators and supporters. Your ticket for the day includes the extensive grounds, maze and falconry demonstration and play areas. Your spectator ticket will be valid for entry before 10am. If you arrive after this time then you will be required to pay the full entrance price. Annual admission tickets to Leeds Castle will also be valid to spectate.
FAQs

Is the race run under BTF rules? Do I need to have a BTF licence?

Yes the race is registered with the BTF and will comply with the normal BTF rules. Please the British Triathlon Competition Rules for further information. You will need a BTF licence to take part in this event, if you do not already have one please visit www.triathlonengland.org alternatively you will be able to purchase a day licence upon registration at the event.

How do I know that I've been entered into the race?

If you have received an email entitled 'Booking Confirmation' then you are entered into the race you booked for. If you think you have booked but haven't received a confirmation email please get in contact with us and we can look into it for you.

Are there any training days I can attend?

There will be some Triathlon Training days and Run Recces leading up to the event.

What are the registration times?

The races take place early in the morning, before Leeds Castle opens to the public. Exact timings will be confirmed on the website closer to the event.

Will the water quality and temperature be tested?

The water quality will be tested 2 weeks before the event. The temperature will be taken on the morning of each race and will be displayed in the registration tent.

Can I access the Castle and its grounds as a competitor?

All triathletes are welcome to spend the rest of the day in the grounds and exploring the Castle free of charge.

What are the wave categories?

The triathletes will be split into waves which will be decided once entries close 2 weeks before the race weekend.

Can I listen to my music as I race?

No, unfortunately for safety reasons we cannot allow the use of music devices along the course.

Can I rack my bike in transition before the race?

Yes, transition will be open to you as soon as you have registered.

Do I need to wear a swimming hat?

We will provide you with a coloured swim hat (you are welcome to wear your own underneath).

Do I need to practice transition?

A lot of time can be won or lost during the transition so practice is important.

Leeds Castle Triathlon Weekend weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

30°C
Predicted highs
14°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

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Leeds Castle Triathlon Weekend reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Sprint Distance in 2019

    A really scenic view with a super atmosphere, will definitely be making this my yearly start to the season!
  • Did the Sprint Distance in 2019

    Fantastic event in beautiful surroundings of Leeds Castle and grounds. Well organised, plenty of helpful marshalls and a cracking day!