Join over 7,000 triathletes at the beautiful World heritage site, Blenheim Palace, for the 14th running of the UK's most stunning triathlon. Known by many as the season opener, this is the second largest triathlon in the UK and a firmly established must-do event.
We have combined this breath-taking backdrop with sport, to produce what can only be described as the most stunning triathlon in the UK.
Now in its 14th year, the second largest triathlon in the UK is known by many in the industry as the season opener and is a firmly established must-do event for any budding triathlete.
Blenheim Palace is an idyllic setting for a triathlon, with an open water lake swim and mostly fast and flat bike and run legs on traffic free roads. With options of sprint and super sprint distances this really is a fantastic event for elites, beginners and everyone in between. And the Weekend Warrior challenge is the ultimate test of endurance. Entrants attempt to complete as many triathlons as they can during racing hours, over the two days of the event weekend.
The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon course consists of a fresh lake open water swim, a gently undulating bike course and a picturesque run route around the Queens Pool.
The atmosphere at the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon is always spectacular and this is mainly down to the wonderful level of support the event receives from spectators. So for those not taking part please feel free to come along to Blenheim Palace, bring a picnic, look around the Capability Brown landscaped gardens and make a weekend of it. We will also have special spectator packages coming soon.
Blenheim Palace situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The Palace, one of Englands largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1722. In 1987 the Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The building of the Palace was originally intended to be a reward to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, for the dukes military triumphs in the 1704 Battle of Blenheim. Designed in the rare English Baroque style, with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown, it is unique in its combined use as a family home, mausoleum and national monument. The Palace is also the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.