The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle

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Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July; this spectacular Festival of Endurance racing at Hever Castle, hailed as one of the friendliest sporting events on the calendar will kick off the Saturday with the new Ultra '50 Miler' run and 2 long distance cycle sportives. On Sunday, make way for the iconic Iron Distance 'The Bastion' accompanied with an array of options for those who love to go long!
Participants
Ultra Run - 50 Miler, 180k Cycle, 90k Cycle, and 13 more
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Calendar
Sat 3rd Jul 2021 - Sun 4th Jul 2021
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Hever Castle, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
1 Stable Flats, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UK
Start times
Sat 3rd Jul 2021
Ultra Run - 50 Miler:
6:00am |
180k Cycle:
7:00am |
90k Cycle:
8:00am
Sun 4th Jul 2021
Iron Triathlon - The Bastion:
6:00am |
Half Iron Triathlon - The Gauntlet:
7:00am |
Long Distance Aquabike:
8:15am |
Middle Distance Aquabike:
8:00am |
Long Distance Aquathlon:
8:45am |
Middle Distance Aquathlon:
8:30am |
Long Distance Duathlon:
9:30am |
Middle Distance Duathlon:
9:45am |
10k Swim Marathon:
6:15am |
Long Distance Swim:
9:15am |
Middle Distance Swim:
9:00am |
Marathon Run:
10:00am |
Half Marathon Run:
10:15am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
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Half Iron Triathlon - The Gauntlet
RaceTypeSwimming
1.9km
RaceTypeCycling
90km
RaceTypeRunning
21km
£220.00 - £270.00
Middle Distance Aquabike
RaceTypeSwimming
1.9km
RaceTypeCycling
60km
£75.00
Middle Distance Aquathlon
RaceTypeSwimming
1.9km
RaceTypeRunning
10.5km
£60.00
Middle Distance Swim
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1.9km
£40.00
Route information
The historic grounds and former home to Anne Boleyn are home to an incredible celebration of athleticism. The Festival of Endurance truly has something for everyone whether they are a purist looking to perfect a long distance swim or would rather mix it up with an interdisciplinary triathlon.
A couple of highlights of this event include swimming in the Hever Castle Moat, and the stunning gardens of both Hever Castle and nearby Chiddingstone Castle. This race has been dubbed the friendliest triathlon on the racing calendar, and each year it continues to grow in popularity.
Routes
The Bastion: 3.8k Swim, 180k Bike, 42.2k Run
The Gauntlet: 1.9k Swim, 90k Bike, 21k Run
Middle Distance Aquabike: 1.9k Swim, 60k Bike
Long Distance Aquabike: 3.8k Swim, 120k Bike
Middle Distance Aquabike: 1.9k Swim, 10.5k Bike
Long Distance Aquathlon: 3.8k Swim, 21k Run
Half Marathon: 21.1k Run
Full Marathon: 42.2k Run
Middle Distance Duathlon: 10.5k Run, 45k Bike, 4k Run
Long Distance Duathlon: 21k Run, 90k Bike, 10.5k Run
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
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How to get there
1 Stable Flats, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UK
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Address: 1 Stable Flats, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG, UK
On approaching to the venue, be sure to follow the yellow triathlon car park signs. Do not follow your sat-nav.
Event day logistics
Saturday
06:00 Run 50 Miles starts
07:00 Cycle 180k starts
08:00 Cycle 90k starts
Sunday
06:00 The Bastion starts
06:15 Swim Marathon starts
07:00 The Gauntlet starts
08:00 Aquabike Middle Distance starts
08:15 Aquabike Long Distance starts
08:30 Aquathlon Middle starts
08:45 Aquathlon Long starts
09:00 Swim 1.9k starts
09:15 Swim 3.8k starts
09:30 Duathlon Long Distance starts
09:45 Duathlon Middle Distance Starts
10:00 Run Marathon starts
10:15 Run Half Marathon starts
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.
See a full list of Castle Triathlon Partners at https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/partners/ExternalLink
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Castle Race Series
Formed in 2009, the Castle Race Series has swiftly established itself as the UK’s largest triathlon series.From Lough Cutra to Chantilly and Castles Howard, Cholmondeley and Hever, we’re immensely proud of the iconic backdrops to each Castle Race Series race and the friendly festival atmosphere produced at every event.
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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
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Kit List
See a full list of Castle Triathlon Partners at https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/partners/ExternalLink
FAQ's
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.
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Is the water quality at the Hever Festival of Endurance good?
Water quality reports are conducted by EU Water Bathing Directive and can be found on their website.
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How cold will the water at Hever Festival of Endurance be?
Usually the water temperature fluctuates between 15 - 18 degrees, but it can change based on the current weather conditions.
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I see there are many more races than I can purchase tickets for, why is this?
Let's Do This has an agreement with the event organiser only to offer certain events on our platform. If you would like to purchase any of the other races, you will need to go directly to the event organiser's website.
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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/
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Can I hire a bike rather than trek mine to the Hever Festival of Endurance?
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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When will I be sent my start time for the Hever Festival of Endurance?
You will be emailed your start time approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event.
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Did the Long Distance Aquabike in 2019
A very well organised event, lovely course consisting of two laps. A mostly trail run with a bit of road, very small stretches of the run where it’s too narrow to pass other runners, it wasn’t a problem though.Would highly recommend
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