Castle Swim Series - The Festival of Endurance

Hever Castle, Kent

Organiser's Description

With over 2000 competitors set to take on long distance challenges, this promises to truly be a Festival of Endurance. Set in the stunning Hever Castle estate, Spectators will have full access to view the entire course as well as enjoy the award winning venue and the event’s festival of entertainment.

The swim course leaves from the Italianate loggia taking competitors down the length of the main lake and heading into the scenic river section.This tributary of the River Eden wraps around 16 Acre Island allowing spectators to watch and cheer competitors on from only a few meters away. The Speedo team will be on hand to welcome you at the finish, then it’s time to relax and enjoy a complimentary bacon roll back at the Event Village.

Further challenges will be on offer for those looking for an opportunity to experience sections of the Bastion course: Duathlon, Aquabike and Aquathlon at Long and Middle distances; Long, Middle, Marathon and Marathon relay swims; Marathon and Half marathon runs.

Races

  • Swim - 1.9km, 3.8km & 10km from
    £30 BOOK

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.

With such a busy event we urge you to 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.

It is roughly 10 – 15 minutes walk to the event village.

The Castle Triathlon Series is offering camping at all UK and Irish castles (but we don’t supply the tent). If you are a camper with a tent or have a Campervan or Caravan take this fantastic opportunity to stay within the spectacular grounds of the Castle at which you are competing.

There will be toilet and showering facilities available at all sites. There will also be an electric hook-up at Castle Howard and Hever Castle which can be added to your booking on the online shop. There is no human waste disposal for caravans or camper vans on any of the Castle camping sites.

There is plenty of entertainment for spectators coming along to Hever Castle to support their family and friends. Together with plenty of cheering they can enjoy live music, rides, climbing walls, children’s inflatables, archery and discounted entry in to the stunning castle grounds. Spectators will pay a nominal fee for car parking and entry in to the grounds. All money collected on the day is being used to help improve the estate for the benefit of the triathlons next year. It is advisable to bring cash to the event.

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