The Castle Run Series - Château de Chantilly
Chantilly, FranceChantilly, France
Sun 29th August 2021
In light of the recent government announcement (Monday 22 Feb), we are very encouraged to see a return to organised outdoor sport from March 29. All our 2021 events will fall in line with National Governing Body guidance and we are therefore very confident that we will be able to deliver a safe and successful season of mass participation events. We look forward to kicking off our season with the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon and Multi-Sport Festival on June 19th/20th.
We’re delighted that the 2021 Castle Run Series is going ahead and will make its yearly pilgrimage over the English Channel in August for the fifth race of the series.
Set over the UK bank holiday weekend and the end of August, the racing will take place in the spectacular and historic town of Chantilly, just a 2.5hrs drive from Calais and 40 miles north of Paris.
60500 Chantilly, Oise, France.
Chantilly is a 2.5hr drive from Calais and 40 miles North of Paris.
How To Get There
By Car: Chantilly is less than one hour from Paris and 2 1/2hours from Calais Eurotunnel. Autoroute du Nord (A1): From Paris to Calais: Chantilly exit. From Lille: Survilliers exit or take the RN 16 or RN 17. By train: Paris-Chantilly: From the Gare du Nord (27 minutes). Train timetables are available through:www.sncf.com From Chantilly Station to the Château: Taxi from the station (cost: about 6 €). Cariane coach for Senlis (free in Chantilly): departure from the bus station. Alternatively walking to the Château from the station should take about 35 minutes.
Competitor special deals - P&O Ferries
We are pleased to offer a 15% discount on journeys to France. This is subject to availability, so best to book early, especially as it’s a Bank Holiday weekend! Please follow the link here and then enter the following ‘Rally Code’: 3912478 (subject to availability)
Camping and Hotels
There are campsites available locally including Campix in St Leu d’Esserent where previous participants have stayed. Click the below links for other useful information. http://www.campingcampix.com/index.php/en/
Alternatively, If you wish to stay at a hotel, Mercure Chantilly Hotel are offering 145€ Bed and breakfast in double standard room and 195€ in family room per night. To get this offer, please email HB4C3@accor.com
All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race.
Competitors’ supporters can gain free entry to this event. It is essential for them to present their spectator ticket in order to do so.
A variety of locally-sourced foods, with a huge variety of refreshments for competitors and spectators alike.
A festival theme with live music, entertainment and an array of retail outlets and concessions.
Health & Safety
We organised a hugely successful socially distanced event at Hever Castle in September 2020 for over 4000 participants and their supporters. This has given us, the Industry but most importantly our participants, the confidence to return to racing in 202!.
We want to reassure all participants that we’ll continue to work closely with Government, governing bodies, venues and suppliers to ensure that our 2021 events are run in accordance with current health and safety guidance.
Our increased health and safety measures cover 5 key principles of education: touch point reduction, density reduction, athlete self-reliance and enhanced hygiene.
Should we be required to put on a socially distanced event, participants will still get the full race experience but with individual rolling starts, 1 competitor every 10 seconds (sometimes greater), restricted time on site either side of your race and possible limit on spectators per athlete only.
We will prepare venue specific documents to send to all participants ahead of the event. These will include details on how to prepare pre-event, arrival timings and movements, swim, cycle, run, festival village and exit.
The Chateau de Chantilly 10K follows the same route as the Half Marathon but only requires the participants to complete one loop. 10K is achieved when the Finish Line is crossed in front of the Castle itself.
The Half Marathon and Marathon will see competitors undertake laps of a spectator friendly almost entirely off road 10.5K circuit. Starting in the formal gardens with the Chateau as a backdrop, competitors initially head off on the internal estate tracks towards Porte Vaillant, one of the main gates on the eastern edge of the estate.
The Chateau de Chantilly course offers the flattest of all the courses and the finishing straight, with the castle as a backdrop, leads all runners to the now famous finishing line banquet and a well deserved medal!
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