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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 21st / Sunday 22nd July 2018

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)
  • £5 (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 2018 Competitor Guides; a highly recommended read! Click the images to download.

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

Castle Howard Triathlon 2018  Competitor Guide
Castle Howard Triahtlon 2018 Gauntlet Competitor Guide

Practice Swim

Friday & Saturday 6-7pm

We have been given access to the lake on Friday and Saturday nights for a practice swim.

•    Adults : £10
•    Children: £5

Online booking for the practice swim is now closed. It is possible to book on the day. Follow the triathlon car park signs and please bring cash to pay on the day.

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 temperature as of Thursday 19th July 11am is 22C. Due to the impending rainfall tomorrow, Friday, we do not expect the water temperature to raise above 22C and therefore wetsuits will be optional this weekend.

Need a Wetsuit? Don’t delay. Click here!

See hire details here for both adults and children. If you like your hired wetsuit, you will have the option to purchase it after your race.

TRIATHLON Transition Bike Area

Space in transition is limited. Please bring a suitable sized transition bag to keep your gear together and safe. Free Bag Drop is available.

ADULTS! REMEMBER transition opens for the children’s  races at 12.45am.  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 competitors 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!

BAGDROP

Free Bag Drop and changing facilities are available for all participants.

Registration Open Timings

Race Day Registration

On event day the registration will open as follows

Saturday 21st July:
Sprint races: from 07.30
Castle Swim Series: 10.15
13-15yrs: from 12.45
Mixed Team Relay: 14.00

Sunday 22nd July:
Gauntlet: 06.30
Olympic: from 07.30
Castle Run Series: from 09.45
11-12 years: from 12.40
8-10 years: from 13.00

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). Swim only and Run only participants need only arrive 30/45 minutes before their start time.

Triathletes! On arrival please have your BTF membership or One Day licence fee ready (we cannot accept card of cheque).

 

Pre-Race Day  Registration:

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st between 4.30.pm – 5.30pm.

For those who can make it, we will open Registration for race packet pick up and Licence check in). There will be no overnight bike racking facility. These are strict opening times.

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 this weekend.

13 – 15yrs. This race will start from 2pm on Saturday 21st July. We will set off the draft legal wave first. Followed by the non draft legal wave. All parents have been emailed to confirm their wave preference. 13-15yrs Wave Sheet will be updated in due course.

Competition waves (Olympic and Super Sprint only)

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

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

Bulk SMS

Spectators

£8.00 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 £8.00 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.

Wave times and race briefing

Saturday 21st July 2018 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) (R)
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
Starter Tri
(C) (R)
200m/13km/2km
11.00
6
5K Swim
5km
11.15
7
2.5K Swim
2.5km
11.30
8
1 Mile Swim
1 Mile
14.00
9M
13-15yrs
Draft Legal
300m/8km/2.4km
14.03
9F
13-15yrs
Draft Legal
300m/8km/2.4km
14.10
10
13-15yrs
Non Draft Legal
300m/8km/2.4km
15.30
11
Mixed Team Relay
250m/8km/1.5km

(C) –  A competition wave; includes those who have opted in.
(R) –  A mixed wave, includes relays

Sunday 22nd July 2018 Wave Times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
08.00
1
Gauntlet Half Iron
(C) (R)
1.9km/90km/21km
09.00
2
Olympic
(C)
1500m/45km/10km
09.30
3
Olympic
1500m/45km/10km
10.00
4
Olympic
(R)
1500m/45km/10km
10.30
5
Half Marathon
21.1km
10.45
6
Castle 10K
10km
14.00
7
Aged 11-12yrs
200m/4km/1.6km
14.15
8
Aged 11-12 yrs
(R)
200m/4km/1.6km
14.30
9
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
14.45
10
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
15.00
11
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
15.15
12
Aged 8-10 yrs
(R)
100m/4km/1.3km

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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