The Festival of Endurance - Hever Castle
The Festival of Endurance promises another exhilarating and atmospheric celebration of ‘going long’ at the iconic and stunning Hever Castle. Loved by competitors and spectators alike the event is hailed the friendliest and most beautiful on the tri radar. The swim is in the main Hever Castle lake and a tributary of the River Eden; the cycle winds its way through the stunning High Weald of Kent and the Ashdown Forest; the run follows largely off-road tracks and bridle paths between Hever Castle and the historic local village of Chiddingstone. A further 3 challenges will be on offer for those looking for an opportunity to ‘go long’ on the sections of the Bastion course: Aquabike Challenge, Aquathlon Challenge, and the Hever Long Swim.
Bastion: 3.8k / 180k / 42k
Gauntlet: 1.9k / 90k / 21k
Marathon: 26.2 miles
Half Marathon: 13.1 miles
Aquabike: 1.9k / 60k / 4k optional run
Aquabike: 3.8k / 120k / 4k optional run
Aquathlon: 1.9k / 10k
Aquathlon: 3.8k / 21k
Swims: 1.9k, 3.8k
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 5s
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. Click here for spectator fees.