The Castle Run Series - Hever Castle

Hever, Kent

Organiser's Description

The UK’s most stunning and sought after venue sees the finale of the Castle Run Series. The Half Marathon will see competitors undertake 2 laps of a spectator friendly, almost entirely off road 10.5k circuit., starting a few yards from the main castle drawbridge and heading off around the formal gardens of the Estate. The 10k follows the same route but only requires the participants to complete one loop. The finish line is crossed in front of a huge bank of spectators in the main event field of the Ccastle.

Races

  • 10 km
    £26 BOOK
  • Half Marathon
    £34 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.

Many of you will be arriving while competitors are out on the cycle course, please drive with caution.

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 runners will receive a medal

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

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Reviews

11.6k not 10k

The kilometre markers were a km out. Ass soon as I came to the first marker, 3k, I think, my gps had me at 4K so after 10k on my watch I had no idea how long there was to go. Myself and the other competitors all found our garmins said between 11.5 and 11.6k by the end. Lacklustre ever village and medal, very trodden and muddy and the race was delayed by an hour. I think it would be a good triathlon but the 10k wasn’t that well organised I didn't feel.

Blair Wilson / Sep 30, 2019

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