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29 May 2016

Cholmondeley Castle
26 June 2016

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
10 July 2016

Castle Howard
23/24 July 2016

Château de Chantilly
27/28 August 2016

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24/25 September 2016
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The Series

Château de Chantilly Triathlon

The Castle Triathlon Series makes its yearly pilgrimage over the English Channel in August for the fifth race of the 2016 series.

Château de Chantilly Triathlon

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 2016

Set over the UK bank holiday weekend, 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.

With numbers set to increase to beyond 3000 in 2016 the event will continue to take place over two days in and will include a whole spectrum of distances, with races for children aged eight and up to the middle-distance race, Le Gantelet, which was first introduced at Château de Chantilly in 2013.

Chantilly provides a fantastic and challenging race, with the 2.5km Grand Canal overlooked by the Château and its gardens hosting the open-water swim. Triathletes will transition within the Terrasse des Connétables and set off into a fast 20km or 45km cycle circuit around the Forêt de Chantilly. After entering T2, competitors will run the surrounding woodlands, the world famous race course “LHippodrome” and Chateau gardens finishing within sight of the beautiful Chateau.

Chantilly 2015 - Présentation

About Château de Chantilly

Chantilly cream, one of Europe’s finest art collections and a Bond villain’s hideout. The Château de Chantilly has a long and varied history that began in the mid-14th Century.

Construction of the estate is thought to have begun in 1358, with the Grand Château razed during the French Revolution of the 1790s before being rebuilt in the 1870s.

The stretch of water that plays host to the swim section of the triathlon is the Grand Canal, a 2.5km long tributary of the Oise. The cycle route circumnavigates the arrow straight bridleways of the Foret de Chantilly, with the run section named after the Maison de Sylvie that it surrounds.

Owned by the Institut de France, the château houses the Musée Condé, which is one of the finest art galleries in France and is open to the public. It was also at the Château de Chantilly that a French chef, François Vatel, invented Chantilly cream in 1671.

Château de Chantilly also has a rich history in popular culture. James Bond fans will note that it acted as the estate of Christopher Walken’s villain, Zorin, in A View to a Kill from 1985, while more recently it was used as a location for 2006’s Pink Panther remake, which lends its name to our children’s races. Pink Floyd played two concerts here in 1994 and Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) used the Château to host his 2005 wedding.

Spectator Tickets

This year there is a spectator fee to enter the Venue. You will need to buy your Spectator tickets online before the event. There is no entry fee for participants.  Children participating in the in the junior events (between the ages of 8 -15yrs) may bring in one parent for free.

Please note that all Castle Triathlon Series charge a spectator fees, the proceeds of which are ploughed back in to improving the castle grounds for triathletes.

Chantilly Triathlon

Enter Le Gantelet

For the fourth year running, the middle-distance Le Gantelet will be held at the Château de Chantilly Triathlon. In 2016 the race will be hosted on Sunday 88th August, and will again consist of a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and a 21km run.

Le Gantelet is perfect for those who wish to upgrade from sprint and Olympic-distance racing or simply want to take on a new triathlon challenge. The stunning venue and scenic grounds set the scene for a motivating event that will nurture your most extreme triathlon ambitions.

May I congratulate you and your team on a Top Class event at Chateau de Chantilly, the organization was first rate especially the marshaling on the cycle route, I have never competed in such a well run event held on Public open roads, no stopping at traffic lights and you even managed to have road works removed for the event, it really does make a difference to us competitors – a big thank you.
Geoff Armstrong

Race distances and pricing

To compete in the Château de Chantilly you can enter either as an individual, a relay team of two, or a relay team of three. The Junior and children’s races follow the same format. Relay entries can be all male, all female or mixed.

Saturday 27th August

Race Name
Race Distance
(Individual / Relay)
Start time
Sprint Plus - The Conde
£90.00 / 140.00
Super Sprint - The Louis XV
£80.00 / 130.00
Starter Sprint - New Race Distance
£70.00 / 110.00
Junior (13-15 yrs) - Pink Panther
£40.00 / 50.00
Children (11-12 yrs) - Pink Panther
£35.00 / 50.00
Children (8-10 yrs) - Pink Panther
£30.00 / 50.00

Sunday 28th August

Race Name
Race Distance
(Individual / Relay)
Start time
Half Iron / Middle Distance - Le Gantelet
£180.00 / 240.00
Olympic / Standard - The Chantilly
1.5 km/45km/10km
£100.00 / 150.00

*Start times are approximate and shown here as a general guide. These are subject to change.  Depending on numbers, there will be multiple waves for each race distance, usually separated by 15 to 20 minutes.

Entrants will be notified of their wave time via email 2 weeks prior to the event.  We advise that entrants arrive at least 1 – 1.5 hours before their wave time.  There’s an option to request specific waves during registration.  Relays go off in the final wave of their distance.

Race day information

Full race day information can be viewed here, including wave times, water temperature, camping details and more.

This will be made available two weeks prior to race day


Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2015 triathlon festival! We hope to see you in 2016.


This section will provide you with the 2015 race time results and links to competitor photography.

Useful information

Preparation for the event

Please download our Competitor Guide tailored for the event at Château de Chantilly that will help guide you through the preparation for the event.

Click on the images to download

Château de Chantilly Gauntlet Competitor Guide 2016
Château de Chantilly Competitor Guide 2016
Race licences and certificates

The Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon is a F.F.TRI sanctioned event and it is therefore obligatory for a competitor to produce a membership card or Day Pass form on race day.

For those who do NOT have a current membership card of a recognised triathlon governing body such as FFT/BTF/TI/ITA, it will be necessary to make a Day Pass payment.

This fee can be paid for during online registration or via our Online Shop. The fee goes directly to the F.F.TRI.

No membership card or Day Pass, no entry!

For non French Residents the forms you will need to bring on the Race Day are:-

Membership Card (Adults & Children)
Day Pass (Adults & Children)
Consent Form (8-15yrs only)
Medical Certificate (Adults only)
Consent Form (8-15yrs only)
Trophies, prize money and medals

All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race.

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.

Click below to find out more about what we have on offer.

Spectator Offering

The spectator experience at the Castle Triathlon Series has become almost as famous as the spectacular backdrops and classic courses, and has made passing time before your loved ones finish the race a thing of the past.

Travel, accommodation and directions to the venue

Click the link below to find out everything you need to know about all of our venues.

Rules and Terms and Conditions

Please read and understand the general rules, in particular the cut-off times, before competing to ensure a fantastic race for you and everyone else.

Water quality and temperature

Please see 2015 water quality tests for Château de Chantilly’s lake.  All tests are undertaken using the EU Water Bathing Directive as the benchmark.

Water temperature

This will be taken nearer the Event, and posted on the Race Admin page. Wet suits will be optional on race day if the the temp is between 15 and 23 degrees centigrade.

Useful downloads:


Race distances

Race distances

For the absolute beginners and children to the professional triathletes, the Castle Triathlon Series offers a wealth of race distances to suit all levels.

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Hosted at a selection of stunning and iconic castles across the UK, Ireland and France, the Castle Triathlon Series events all promise an inspirational and memorable race experience.

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Take part

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke and tailored offering for all those wishing to take part and grateful for all those who want to be involved on the day.

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We would always recommend training in preparation for any event, but how much you do, and the style you take is down to you.

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