Festival of Endurance

festival of endurance
03 July - 04 July 2021 | Sporting

Festival of Endurance – 3 & 4 July

The Festival of Endurance is returning once again to Hever Castle combining a variety of swimming, running and cycling events. Taking place on Saturday 3 July and Sunday 4 July, the Festival of Endurance is organised by Castle Race Series.

View the competitor guides and see course maps.

Access for Hever Castle & Gardens Visitors – The Festival of Endurance starts at 5am and will continue throughout the day. The swim is in the Lake and river. Transition takes place on Lake View and some of this area will be restricted. Cyclists and runners will be in the grounds during the day but due to the limited numbers of competitors and their varying abilities this is unlikely to impact your enjoyment of your visit. Archery lessons will be available as normal.

Boat hire will not be taking place on the 4 July due to the weather.

Races and Distances

Race Name Race Distance
50 Mile Ultra Run 50 miles
Cycle 180k/90k bike
Race Name Race Distance
Individual Iron Distance The Bastion 3.8km swim / 180km bike /42km run
Relay Iron Distance The Bastion 3.8km swim / 180km bike /42km run
The Gauntlet Half Iron Distance 1.9km swim / 90km bike / 21km run
Relay The Gauntlet Half Iron Distance 1.9km swim / 90km bike / 21km run
Long Distance Aquabike 3.8km swim / 120km bike (optional 4km run)
Middle Distance Aquabike 1.9km swim / 60km bike / (optional 4km run)
Long Distance Swim 3.8km swim
Middle Distance Swim 1.9km swim
Long Distance Aquathlon 3.8km swim / 21km run
Middle Distance Aquathlon 1.9km swim / 10km run
Half Marathon 21.1km run
Full Marathon 42.2km run
NEW – Run Full Marathon Relay 42.2km
Swim only 10km
Relay Swim Marathon 10km
Duathlon Middle Distance 10.5km run / 45km bike / 4km run
Duathlon Long Distance 21.5km run / 90km bike / 10.5km run

Find out more about the Festival of Endurance on the Castle Race Series website.

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities, and to change or cancel and events. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted or not valid on event days.

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