Hever Castle Triathlon

Hever, Kent

Organiser's Description

Hever Castle Triathlon has established itself as an essential destination for British and international triathletes, for its picture postcard venue, elite action, age-group choice and festival atmosphere. Put simply, instant classic doesn’t do the Hever Castle Triathlon justice.

The races will again commence with an open-water swim in the spectacular 38 acre Hever Castle Lake and River Eden, transitioning into the 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 and award-winning castle grounds before athletes make the dash to the tree-lined finishing chute beside the lake. Distance options, including children's races, also aquathlon, duathlon and aquabike standard and sprint events.

Races

  • Individual Sprint Plus SATURDAY - 800m/40km/8km
    £95 BOOK
  • Individual Sprint SATURDAY - 750m/20km/5km
    £90 BOOK
  • Individual Super Sprint SATURDAY - 400m/20km/4km
    £85 BOOK
  • Individual Starter Tri SATURDAY - 200m/15km/2km
    £70 BOOK
  • Individual (8 - 10 yrs) SATURDAY - 100m/4km/1.3km
    £33 BOOK
  • Individual Olympic SUNDAY - 1500m/40km/10km
    £110 BOOK
  • Individual (11 - 12 yrs) SUNDAY - 200m/4km/1.8km
    £39 BOOK
  • Individual (13 - 15 yrs) 300m/8km/2.4km
    £44 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.

Prices for camping at the Castles are as follows:

Tent (2 people) – £25

Extra Person – £8.00 per night

No charge for under 5’s

All competitors will receive a medal

Each 1st place winner will also receive a suitably themed trophy, and sponsor’s prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. There is a significant prize pot on offer for the Olympic and Gauntlet race distances.

Festival theme with live music, a climbing wall, children’s inflatables, yoga and an array of retail outlets and concessions.

A variety of locally-sourced foods, with succulent hog roasts and wood fired pizza just two of the highlights, with a huge variety of refreshments for competitors and spectators alike.

A bumper event village

The historic Castle grounds will be open for exploration, with lakeside walks and nature and wildlife spotting

Each weekend will continue the festival theme with live music, a climbing wall, children’s inflatables, yoga and an array of retail outlets and concessions.

The historic Castle grounds are open for exploration, with lakeside walks and nature and wildlife spotting just some of the options for spectators to partake in.

Each Castle Triathlon Series race will offer a variety of locally-sourced foods, with succulent hog roasts and wood fired pizza just two of the highlights, with a huge variety of refreshments for competitors and spectators alike.

All Castle Triathlon Series races will feature a bumper event village offering the latest triathlon wares, Castle Triathlon branded gear.

CHARGES:

Lough Cutra Castle – Competitors’ supporters can gain free entry to this event.

Cholmondeley Castle – £7.50 per adult and £3 per child

Castle Howard – £8.00 per adult and £3 per child

Hever Castle – £10 per adult and £5 per child (both July and September events)

Chateau de Chantilly – Competitors’ supporters can gain free entry to this event – It is essential for them to present their spectator ticket in order to do so. See race confirmation email for details. This offer is only applicable to a competitor’s supporters.

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