Created On: 20 September 2012

With less than two weeks to the fourth iconic Hever Castle Triathlon, 3,500 are registered, and preparations are in place for the weekend event (29/30 September) with sign ups still coming in thick and fast. This year sees figures increase twenty five per cent from last year and the largest pool of children and elites taking part to date. With over 70 family groups competing, an inter-schools tournament, women's only wave, charity challenge relay races and elites battling it out for the series winning trophies there is a race* for everyone:

Elites promise speed - This year will welcome a huge amount of elite triathletes competing to win the series trophies and break record times. The 2011 Castle Triathlon Series winner, Mark Threlfall, will be joined by peer, Rhys Davey.  Davey from the World Challenger Triathlon club has experienced a stunning year having competed in Banyoles World Cup and World University Championships in Taiwan.

Catherine Jameson from GI Tri Bridgtown is the favourite to win the female series prize having won the Castle Howard and Chateau de Chantilly Triathlons earlier this year.

The Charity Challenge: Title sponsor, Markel Insurance, has launched a Charity Challenge giving teams taking part in the mid-distance race the chance to win a £5,000 charity prize. And the winners will not go away empty-handed either, as each team member will collect the latest iPad.

Spectators have fun: This year there is even more planned for spectators coming along to Hever Castle to support their family and friends. Together with plenty of cheering they can enjoy live music, hot air balloon rides, archery and discounted entry in to the stunning castle grounds. Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, offers loads to do for all the family including a water maze, adventure playground and stunning gardens.

The Hever Castle race is part of the Markel Insurance Castle Triathlon Series which includes five exciting weekend events over the summer. Each race offers a high quality, competitive and safe race set in beautiful grounds and truly spectacular surroundings. Very few races in the country offer such a stunning and inspirational race setting.

There is still time to register - for more information, and online application, visit www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk or call 01892 870 681.

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