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21/22 July 2018

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25/26 August 2018

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The Series

Castle Howard Triathlon

The Castle Howard Triathlon will finish a memorable July in style with a whole weekend of racing on the southern border of the North York Moors.

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Castle Howard Triathlon

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018

The rapturous reception afforded to previous Castle Howard Triathlons subsequently led to the expansion of a two day weekend extravaganza.

In its ninth year, the Castle Howard Triathlon will be the fourth weekend event of the 2018 Castle Tri Series and will once again feature the obligatory picture postcard backdrop and a course with something for every level of triathlete. Indeed, the 13,000 acre grounds of Castle Howard form arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series.

Race entrants will start the race by swimming through Castle Howard’s Great Lake before transitioning into the technical bike route through the glorious rural idyll of Yorkshire and the Howardian Hills.  The spectacular run leg passes through the undulating countryside of the estate before a sprint finish tops everything off in style right in front of the main doors of the house.

220 Triathlon listed The Castle Howard Triathlon as a ‘must-do’ race.

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About Castle Howard

With Yorkshire being voted the third best region for travel in 2014 by Lonely Planet magazine (being edged by Australia and India), there’s never been a better time to visit God’s Own County and Castle Howard.

The construction of Castle Howard took more than 100 years before being finally completed in the 18th Century, and spanned the lifetime of three earls and numerous architects, although Sir John Vanbrugh is credited with the original design. The Great Lake is the setting for the swim section of the triathlon.

Set in the Howardian Hills, the bike legs initially take in the 18th Century Avenue, a main road that runs in a straight line from south to north for five miles. The run will pass The Temple of the Four Winds and one of the finest, free-standing mausoleums in Europe. A hop over New River Bridge, a circumnavigation of South Lake and the Atlas Fountain will take racers to the finishing straight in front of Castle Howard itself.

Castle Howard (which is actually a stately home), has been a regular backdrop for films and television, with both ITV’s lauded Brideshead Revisited in the early 1980s and the acclaimed 2008 feature film production shot on location here, hence the name of our adult races. The film industry also visited Castle Howard for 2006’s Garfield 2: The Prince and the Paw-per, the sequel to Garfield: The Movie and the name of our junior and children’s races.

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Go long for the Gauntlet

In 2018 the Castle Howard event will witness the exciting return of The Gauntlet, a middle-distance race that pushed competitors to their limit via a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run.

Castle Swim Series

Saturday 21st July 2018

The swim only event provides the choice of three different distances: 5km 2.5km and 1mile (see price table below) and boasts a unique and stunning swim route in all the stunning castle lakes.

The swim described by many triathletes as the ‘best open water swim ever completed’ will now be open to outdoor swimmers as an event in its own right.

All swimmers will be provided with timing chips and the races categorised into wetsuits and non-wetsuits. Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female competitors in each distance.

One mile leisure and family swim

Enjoy the beautiful setting of Castle Howard at your own pace. Swim any stroke you like (breaststroke encouraged), swim and chat with friends as you go around. Don’t worry about how long it takes (however time limit set at 90 minutes), just enjoy it. Under 16s welcome if accompanied throughout by a competent responsible adult.

Castle Run Series

Sunday 22nd July 2018

You can take on the half marathon (13.1 miles) at all our venues in 2018 on the most iconic and stunning on and off road courses in the UK, Ireland and France.

The run courses promise stunning on and off road tracks taking in breath taking scenery and castle estates that are not always accessible. Depending on the venue, the two or three lap course promise spectators and locals cheering you on to a big celebration with medal and finishing line banquet as you cross the finishing line.

Thank you very much for the work you put in at Castle Howard. It was a fantastic event and I really enjoyed the location as much as the triathlon. Another wonderful weekend. We are looking forward to joining you in France, hopefully the weather will continue!
Jo Cockroft

Take a look at how our previous triathletes rate Castle Howard via RaceCheck

All Howard race distances and pricing

To compete in the Castle Howard Triathlon 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. Team entries can be all male, all female or mixed

Saturday 21st July 2018

Race Name
Race Distance
Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Discount Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Start time
(approx*)
Sprint Plus - The Brideshead Revisited
800m/46km/8km
£95 / 140
£71 / 105
09:00
Super Sprint- The Brideshead
400m/23km/4km
£85 / 130
£64 / 98
09:30
Starter Tri - The Castle
200m/13km/2km
£70 / 110
£53 / 83
10:30
5km Swim
5 km
£55.00
£41
11:00
2.5km Swim
2.5 km
£45.00
£34
11:15
1 Mile Swim
1 mile
£25.00
£26
11:30
Junior (13-15 yrs) - The Garfield
300m/8km/2.4km
£44 / 55
£33 / 41
14:00
Adult mixed relay
250m/5km/1.5km**
£100 (team)
£75 (team)
15:00
Family mixed relay
250m/5km/1.5km**
£75 (team)
£56 (team)
15:00

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Race Name
Race Distance
Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Discount Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Start time
(approx*)
Half Iron / Middle Distance - The Gauntlet
1.9km/90km/21km
£220 / 270
£165 / 203
08:00
Olympic / Standard - The Howard
1500m/45km/10km
£110 / 150
£83 / 113
09:00
HALF Marathon
21.1km
£40
£30
11:00
Children (11-12 yrs) - The Garfield
200m/4km/1.6km
£39 / 55
£29 / 41
14:00
Children (8-10 yrs) The Garfield
100m/4km/1.3km
£33 / 55
£25 / 41
14:30

*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.

**Distance varies slightly at each venue.

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.

Course maps

Please take a moment to study these in details.

Castle Howard Triathlon is an exciting and busy event with lots of 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.

Race day admin

Two weeks prior to event, this section will give you everything you need to know about race day, including wave times, registration opening details, spectator entry, camping info and water temperature readings etc.

Results

Find your 2017 race time results here.

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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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