Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans

Verulamium Park, Hertfordshire, Sunday 17th September 2017

General

Set in the historic Roman town of St. Albans, our Hercules Festival of Sport will once again be a wonderful event and an ideal end to your season.

Our swim events will take place in the new stunning Westminster Lodge pool, which boasts state of the art facilities. Our run takes place within the beautiful Verulamium Park and bike routes take place in the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.

Alongside challenging courses for multisport events, we have designed the line up for the ‘Festival of Sport’ to offer something for the whole family, including a ‘Scootathon’ for the budding kid Olympians. The exceptional facilities of Westminster Lodge provide everything that athletes could wish for and the surroundings of Veralamium Park provide excellent spectating opportunities for your friends and family to participate also; so sign them up!

All our adult events are chip timed, professionally photographed and you will receive a finisher’s medal and a technical t-shirt for your participation.


Triathlon

We have two triathlon distances on offer at the Hercules Festival of Sport St. Albans:

Novice – 200M/14K/2.5K
Sprint – 400M/20K/5K

The swim leg will begin with a processional start in the state of the art Westminster Lodge Pool. Transition will be located just a quick sprint away in the wonderful historic setting of Verulamium Park. Our bike leg will be undertaken in the beautiful Hertfordshire country side, taking in the quiet roads and picturesque villages of Hertfordshire and then its on to a fast and challenging in park run to finish.

We would recommend a road bike for the Festival of Sport St. Albans but that is by no means compulsory, as we would like everyone to have the opportunity to take part in this event.

Minimum Age: 15+

Run

We have two of the most popular distances on offer for the Festival of Sport St. Albans: 10K and 5K. Both runs will be set in the beautiful Veralamium Park and will be testing, safe and fun. There are lots of opportunities along our routes for spectators to cheer you on and you will finish in the sports village to a hero’s welcome over the finish line.

Minimum Age: 5K 11+, 10K 15+

Aquathlon

This season sees the return of the Aquathlon (Swim/Run):

Novice- 200M / 2.5K
Sprint – 400M / 5K

Our Aquathlon race will start in the state of the art Westminster Lodge pool, before heading out onto the run leg, which will be conducted within the confines of the beautiful Verulamium Park finishing to a warm welcome from friends and family in our Sports Village.

Minimum Age: 15+

Duathlon

Back by popular demand we have all 4 of our Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) distances included in this seasons festivals:

Novice – 2.5K / 14K/ 2.5K
Sprint – 5K / 20K / 2.5K
Standard – 10K / 40K / 5K
*Kids –  400M / 1.2k / 400M          Ages 7-14

We have tailored our Duathlons to make sure that they are challenging, but provide a distance and standard for every ability. The Duathlon run legs will be contained within the superb grounds of Veralamium Park. The bike leg will take you out into the beautiful surrounding Hertfordshire countryside for a fast and enjoyable race.

*The kids duathlon will take place on the athletics track located within the park. We will supply bikes for the kids duathlon but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Also please note the kids duathlon is not a chip timed event.

Road bikes are recommended for the Hercules Festival of Sport St Albans, but by no means compulsory. We want everyone to have the chance to take part in a wonderful day of sport.

Minimum Age: Novice & Sprint Distances 15+, Standard Distance 16+

Scootathon (Ages 4-8)

Scootathons are a fantastic addition to multi-sport events, allowing budding kid Olympians to take their first steps in multi-sport eventing. Sign up your son or daughter and put their feet firmly on a sporting path.

The Scootathon involves a 200m run, followed by a 400m scoot, finishing in a 400m cycle to the finish line and our Scootathon. We will supply scooters and bikes but you are more than welcome to bring your own*. Children are guaranteed to enjoy this fun, safe and challenging race.

Children younger than 6 years old will be required to bring their own bikes and scooters.

*Please note that kids Scootathon is not a chip timed event

Free games (Kids of all ages)

Gaga Ball, Parachute Games, Tug of War, Number football, Shark Attack, Zoom Ball, Pepsi Cola, Splat, Ultimate Kickball, Crazy Tag and more!

No booking necessary, just come along and join in the fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

YOUR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:

  •  Race entry 
  • Timing chips  (Excluding children’s events)
  • Finishers T-shirt 
  • Bespoke finishers medal 
  • Access to Post race nutrition, massage and athlete area 
  • Winners’ Trophies 
  • Access to special offers from our supporting sponsors

DRAFT EVENT SCHEDULE:

Start Time: Event:
07:00 Sprint Triathlon
07:00 Novice Triathlon
07:00 Aquathlon
08:30 Duathlon
10:00 10K Run
10:00 5K Run
11:30 Kids Scootathon & Duathlon

Distances & Prices

Event: Distances: Price:
Novice Triathlon 200M/14K/2.5K £30
Sprint Triathlon 400M/20K/5K £40
Sprint Triathlon – RELAY 400M/20K/5K £20 x 3
Novice Duathlon 2.5K/14K/2.5K £25
Sprint Duathlon 5K/20K/2.5K £35
Standard Duathlon 10K/40K/5K £50
Kids Duathlon 400M/1.2K/400M £20
Aquathlon Novice 200M/2.5K £15
Aquathlon Sprint 400M/5K £20
Run 5K £15
Run 10K £20
Scootathon (Scoot/Bike/Run) 200M/400M/400M £20

Enter

Registration is now open for 2017!

ENTER HERE

Routes

Cycle Routes

 

40KM
CLICK HERE

 

20KM
CLICK HERE

 

14KM
CLICK HERE

Run Routes

2.5KM

CLICK HERE

 

5KM

CLICK HERE

 

10KM (2 laps of 5KM route)

CLICK HERE

Race Day Info

Event Photos

Event photos will appear here once the event is complete. Please click the links below for images from our previous events:

Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans 2015

Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans 2016

 

Travel

Address:

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 2DJ

By Car:

Close to the M1 (junction 6,) A1(M) and M25 (junctions 21A and 22,) St Albans is easily accessible from all parts of the UK. We encourage visitors to travel by public transport wherever possible to reduce congestion and emissions.

By Rail:

St Albans Railway Station is just 20minutes away from London’s St Pancras international Station on the First Capital Connect Train line.  The line connects St Albans to a variety of other London underground stations including West Hampstead (Jubilee Line), Kentish Town (northern line) and Farringdon (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City lines). There are also frequent services throughout the day and night, between St Albans and Gatwick airport (1 hour 15 mins), Brighton (2 hours), Bedford and London Luton Airport. You can connect with London Overground ‘s North London Line at West Hampstead Thameslink station.

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotels in the local vicinity include The Clarion Hotel St Albans (01727 848849) and The Premier Inn St. Albans- Bricket Wood (0871 527 9016) Please contact the hotels direct for rates and availability.

Map:

Click here for a map of the location

Parking:

Parking – NO PARKING WILL BE PERMITTED AT THE VENUE, WESTMINSTER LODGE, ON RACE DAY, SUNDAY 17 SEPTERMBER. If you come to the park you will be directed to an alternate race day car parks. Save yourself time and energy on the morning and go directly to one of the suggested car parks:

The Maltings Car Park, Victoria Street, St Albans. It is open 24 hours a day and is only £1 to park on Sundays. The address of the Maltings Car Park is Victoria Street, St Albans. Use AL1 3HL for Sat Navs.
St Christopher’s Place Car Park; which is open from 6am to midnight and is only £1 to park on Sundays. It is accessed from Upper Dagnall Street, St Albans. Use AL3 .5DQ for Sat Navs

A link to a map and directions for all Car Parks in St Albans can be found here

Results

Results will appear here once the event is complete. Please click the links below to see the results from previous years:

Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans 2015

Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans 2016