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Château de Chantilly Triathlon

The Castle Triathlon Series makes its yearly pilgrimage over the English Channel in August for the sixth race of the 2018 series.

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Château de Chantilly Triathlon

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018

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.

As we look forward to 2018 as this event continues to grow and  include a whole spectrum of distances, with races for children aged eight and up to the middle-distance race, Le Gantelet, 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 - 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.

Enter Le Gantelet

For the sixth year running, the middle-distance Le Gantelet will be held at the Château de Chantilly Triathlon. In 2018 the race will be hosted on Sunday 26th August, and will 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.

Castle Swim Series

Saturday 25th August 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 the Chateau de Chantilly 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 26th August 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.

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

Take a look at how our previous triathletes rate Château de Chantilly via Racecheck

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 25th August

Race Name
Race Distance
Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Discount Prices
Start time
(approx*)
Sprint Plus - The Conde
800m/40km/8km
£95 / 140
£71 / 105
09:00
Super Sprint - The Louis XV
400m/20km/4km
£85 / 130
£64 / 98
10.00
Starter Sprint - New Race Distance
200m/10km/2.5km
£70 / 110
£53 / 83
10:30
5km Swim
5km
£55.00
£41
11:00
2.5km Swim
2.5km
£45.00
£34
11:15
1Mile Swim
1Mile
£35.00
£26
11:30
Junior (13-15 yrs) - Pink Panther
300m/8km/4km
£44 / 55
£33 / 41
15.00
Adult mixed relay
250m/5km/1.5km**
£100 (team)
£75 (team)
16.00
Family mixed relay
250m/5km/1.5km**
£75 (team)
£56 (team)
16.00

Sunday 26th August

Race Name
Race Distance
Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Discount Prices
Start time
(approx*)
Half Iron / Middle Distance - Le Gantelet
1.9km/90km/21km
£220 / 270
£165 / 203
08.00
Olympic / Standard - The Chantilly
1.5 km/45km/10km
£110 / 150
£83 / 113
09.00
HALF Marathon
21.1 km
£40
£30
10:00
Children (11-12 yrs)
200m/4km/1.6km
£39 / 55
£29 / 41
13.00
Children (8-10 yrs)
100m/4km/1.3km
£33 / 55
£25 / 41
13:15

*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.

Course Maps

Please take a moment to study these in details.

Chantilly 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 information

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.

2017 Results

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2017 triathlon festival! We hope to see you in 2018.

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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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