We have acquired a new jewel for the castle crown! We are delighted that Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, has joined the Castle Race Series for the 2024 season. Crowning a hill, the Castle’s turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like a picture in a fairy-tale. The name Belvoir (pronounced today as ‘beaver’) meaning ‘beautiful view’ in French, dates back to Norman times.
Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the English countryside, Belvoir Castle stands as a beacon of history and grandeur. Since 1067 four castles have stood on this spot as it’s a pretty perfect location for a fortified castle.
Looking over the battlements from the North Terrace of the current Castle, you can see for miles over the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. And on a clear day, you can even see Lincoln Cathedral, over 30 miles to the North East. Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century.
It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. The Belvoir Estate extends around the Vale of Belvoir, covering 16,000 acres of land and includes properties, park and woodland.
The Belvoir Castle Triathlon and Multisport Festival will take place on the 27/28 July 2024. Triathlons over the weekend will include a starter tri, super sprint, sprint, olympic and our toughest challenge – The Gauntlet (middle-distance). We will also have multisport events including sprint, standard and middle-distance duathlons, as well as sprint and standard aquabikes and aquathlons.
Our ever popular Swim and Run Series will take place on Saturday 27th July and 28th July respectively. Swim races will include 1 mile, 2.5K and 5K races. Sunday Run Series will include a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon and 10K runs through the stunning estate.
Our events village will offer a wonderful festival feel with live music, shopping, food and bars as well as our mini commando course. We will also offer a stunning onsite wild camping area. Swim in the beautiful Belvoir Lake supplied by The River Devon, run around the majestic castle estate and bike through the stunning Belvoir Vale and Melton Mowbray.
What are you waiting for? Be the first to Race your Way at Belvoir Castle in 2024!
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