Pop-up City Triathlon
24-27 April 2017

Lough Cutra Castle
26/27 May 2018

Cholmondeley Castle
23/24 June 2018

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
8 July 2018

Castle Howard
22/23 July 2017

Château de Chantilly
26/27 August 2017

Hever Castle
23/24 September 2017

Schools Roadshow
July 2017

The Series

Race day admin

The Castle Howard Triathlon in Yorkshire will welcome over 2,400 triathletes over the weekend taking in the stunning course amongst the Howardian Hills.

Castle Howard Triathlon

Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd July 2017

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

We can take on the day sign ups. Cash or cheque only please. Read scroll down for wave start times and full event details. We strongly suggest you also read section 24 of the General Competitor Guide. Please arrive at the registration tent at least one hour before your desired start time and head directly to the help desk.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming all participants to this stunning venue. Please scroll down to for full race details, including wave Start time; Water temperature; Wetsuit hire, Course maps, Spectator offering and Camping details.

British Triathlon permitted event

All our UK triathlons are now permitted by British Triathlon

IT IS NECESSARY FOR NON MEMBERS TO BUY A DAY MEMBERSHIP ON ARRIVAL TO THE REGISTRATION AREA

  • £1 (under 20 year olds)
  • £4 (20 years and over)
  • To help reduce the queues please come with the correct change.

If you have a valid British Triathlon membership please show your card at the registration and no payment will be necessary.

Please note, British Triathlon rules are in place for all competitors, please ensure you are familiar with these. Know the rules.  Download complete BTF rules here.

Competitor Guides

Includes important race day information

We are delighted to attached our comprehensive 2017 Competitor Guides; a highly recommended read! Click the images to download.

It is particularly important to read Page 24 of the general guide; The Race Day Admin, in order to arrive fully prepared.

Please Note: we will NOT be sending out anything by post.

Castle Howard Triahtlon 2017  Competitor Guide
Castle Howard Triahtlon 2017 Gauntlet Competitor Guide

Practice Swim

Friday 21st July from 6pm to 7pm

We have been given access to the lake on Friday night for a practice swim.

•    Adults : £15
•    Children: £7

Online booking has now been closed. Please bring the correct cash with you on the day if you would like to join.

Course maps

If you haven’t already, now is the time to really get to know your courses. Please take a moment to study these in detail.

Castle Howard Triathlon is an exciting and busy event with 10 different courses taking place throughout the weekend. There will be a full brief before your race start but it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the course and in particular any key junctions to ensure you take the correct route.

Water Temperature

Wetsuits are optional but advisable

Water Temp was 20°C as of 11am Thursday 20th July 2017. Wetsuits are optional but advisable.

Need to hire or buy a wetsuit? Click here to find out more.

Space in transition is limited. Please bring a suitable sized transition container to keep your gear together and safe.

ADULTS; PLEASE REMEMBER transition opens for the children’s (13-15yrs) races at 11.45am.  Please remove your bike & gear straight after the completion of your race. Your cooperation is gratefully received.

PARENTS! One adult per child can go through registration. One adult per child in the 8 – 10yrs races may enter transition.  PLEASE RESPECT the competitor’s in the transition area; stay by your child’s racking position. You may assist with the removal of a wetsuit and racking the bike, but that’s it – the rest is up to them!

Registration Open Timings

Race Day Registration

Saturday 22nd July:
Sprint races: 07.30
Mixed Team Relay: 12:30

Sunday 23rd July:
Adult races: 06.30
13-15 years :12.45
11-12 years: 13:00
8-10 years: 13:45

On arrival please have your BTF membership or One Day licence fee ready!

IMPORTANT: We will register competitors in wave order. Therefore please only arrive at the registration tent 1 – 1.5 hours before your given wave start time (1.5hrs is recommended for Gauntlet half iron competitors).

 

Pre-Race Day  Registration:

For those who can make it, we will open Registration on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd between 4.30.pm – 5.30pm. These are strict opening times. (Race packet pick up and Licence documentation). There will be no overnight bike racking facility. 

Wave Sheets

Wave spreadsheets are now available to download. These are updated every few days leading up to the event.

These are in alphabetical order and include wave number, start time and names of all those taking part in the the Castle Howard Triathlon. If you have registered for this event but your name does not appear on these lists, please come to the help desk at Registration.

Competition waves (Super Sprint only)

We adopt an ‘Opt In’ format to bring forward the Super Sprint Prize Giving Ceremony. Only those in a competition wave will be considered in the prize giving on the day.

The Standard ‘Olympic’ Distance includes those wishing to qualify for the 2018 ETU Standard Distance Triathlon and, in line with BTF rules, therefore the waves are assigned in age group order. Please see the starter list for details.

Competition waves include people that have ‘opted in’ during online registration and those with fast projected finish times.

Spectators

£7.50 for adults and £3 for children

Spectators are welcome and there is plenty to keep everyone occupied during the races. There is a heavily discounted entry fee of £7.50 for adults and £3 for children between 6-16yrs. Children racing on the day can bring in an adult for free.

Please click here for further information on Travel and accommodation.

There will be retail outlets, food concessions, live music and children’s entertainment; climbing wall, inflatables and archery along with the stunning grounds to enjoy. We can only accept cash/cheque at the event.

Camping

If you have booked Camping at Castle Howard, please view these documents. If you have any queries, please contact us without delay here.

Unfortunately we are unable to take card payments, please bring cash/cheque to the event.

Please note – the Castle Howard campsite is unfortunately full for the Friday and Saturday nights.

Wave times and race briefing

Saturday 22nd July 2017 Wave Times

Race briefing will take place 15 minutes prior to the start of each wave at the Boat House at the lake edge. All competitors need to attend.

Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
09.00
1
Sprint Plus
C**
800m/46km/8km
09.30
2
Super Sprint
C**
400m/23km/4km
09.50
3
Super Sprint
Female only / C**
400m/23km/4km
10.10
4
Super Sprint
400m/23km/4km
10.30
5
Super Sprint
R**
400m/23km/4km
10.50
6
Starter Sprint
C**R**
200m/13km/2km
14:00
7
Mixed Team Relay (4 person)
250m/5km/1/5km

C** –  A Competition Wave; includes those who have opted in.
R** –  A mixed wave, includes Relays

Sunday 23rd July 2017 Wave Times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
08.00
1
Half Iron
C* R*
1.9km/90km/21km
08.30
2
Olympic
C*
1500m/45km/10km
09.00
3
Olympic
C*
1500m/45km/10km
09.30
4
Olympic
R*
1500m/45km/10km
10.00
5
Olympic
R*
1500m/45km/10km
14.00
6
Aged 13-15 yrs R*
300m/8km/2.4km
14.30
7
Aged 11-12 yrs
200m/4km/1.6km
14.45
8
Aged 11-12 yrs R*
200m/4km/1.6km
15.00
9
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
15.15
10
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
15.30
11
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
15.45
12
Aged 8-10 yrs R*
100m/4km/1.3km
16.15
13
Mixed Team Relay (8-15yrs)
150m/2km/600m

C** – A Competition Wave; includes those who have opted in.
R** – A mixed wave, includes Relays

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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Location

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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Training

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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