Hercules Festival of Sport – Luton

Inspire Luton Sports Village, Bedfordshire, Sunday 24th May 2015

This event is now complete. Well done to all those who took part!


Inspire Luton Sports Village is again our incredible venue for this year’s Hercules Festival of Sport Luton. Boasting a 50m Olympic standard pool and miles upon miles of parkland and countryside, it is the perfect sports venue in Bedfordshire.

Join us for a wide selection of races including Triathlon, Aquathlon, Duathlon, Sportive, 10K and 5K run races. We even have a fun run for the little ones so that every member of the family can be involved.

The Inspire Centre’s state of the art facilities are used by elite athletes and is the venue for ITV televisions hit show “Splash”.

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

Off Road Triathlon

We have three Off Road Triathlon distances on offer at the Hercules Festival of Sport Luton:

  • Novice – 200M /10K / 2.5K
  • Sprint – 400M / 13K / 5K
  • Standard – 800M / 26K / 10K

All our Off Road Triathlons will start with a swim leg in the incredible 50m Olympic standard pool and transition is just 50 meters from the swim exit. Then it’s out on to the cross bike course, which is a challenging rough path and off road course, set in the glorious countryside of Bedfordshire. After the bike it’s on to the run leg, which is set on picturesque, undulating trails within the Inspire Luton Sports Village. There will be lots of opportunities for your spectators to cheer you on and you will receive a warm hero’s welcome at the finish line.


There will be 3 run distances at the Hercules Festival of sport Luton: 1.5K Fun Run, 5K and 10K. We have created a challenging route set within the grounds of Inspire Luton utilising the local Bedfordshire countryside. Get set for stunning views, a cross country run and watch out for the horses. Please note the following age restrictions for our run events below:

1.5K Everyone welcome
5K 11 years +
10K 15 years +


We have 2 excellent Cyclo Sportive events available at the Hercules Festival of Sport Luton:

  • 100 Kilometres
  • 100 Miles

Both routes take you out into the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside. The courses offer a mix of speed and challenge, and are suitable for all standards of cyclist. Our routes will be well marshalled and feed stations will be available on route. We will also provide a GPX file of the route along with your race day briefing.


Our very successful Aquathlon (Swim/Run) events are back and even better for the 2015 season. We have three Aquathlon distances in our Festival of Sport Luton:

  • Sprint –  400M/5k
  • Standard – 800M/10K
  • Tri Star Kids – 300M/2.5K

The swim will take place in the incredible 50m Olympic Standard Pool. The run leg will take you cross country to the surrounding park land within the grounds of the sports village. There are spectacular views of Bedfordshire on route, and all of our run courses are well marshalled with water stations on route.

Off Road Duathlon

Our successful Cross Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) events are back with a bang! We have 2 popular Duathlon Cross distances to offer you in our 2015 Festival of Sport Luton:

  • Sprint 5K/10K/2.5K
  • Standard 10K/20K/5K

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 within the surrounding parkland and grounds of Inspire Luton Sports Village and the bike leg will be on our cross bike route, which is a challenging rough path and off road course, set in the glorious Bedfordshire countryside.


  •  Race entry 
  • Timing chips  
  • Finishers T-shirt 
  • Bespoke finishers medal 
  • Access to Post race nutrition, massage and athlete area 
  • Winners’ Trophies 
  • Goody bag 
  • Access to special offers from our supporting sponsors


Start Time: Event:
07:00 Standard Off Road Triathlon
07:00 Sprint Off Road Triathlon
07:00 Novice Off Road Triathlon
07:00 Aquathlon
08:00  Off Road Duathlon
08:30 Cyclo-Sportive
10:00 10K Run
10:00 5K Run
11:30 1.5K Fun Run

Distances & Prices

Event: Distances: Price:
Novice Off Road Triathlon 200M/10K/2.5K £30
Sprint Off Road Triathlon 400M/13K/5K £40
Standard Off Road Triathlon 800M/26K/10K £60
Sprint Off Road Duathlon 5K/10K/2.5K £25
Standard Off Road Duathlon 10K/20K/5K £35
Aquathlon Sprint 400M/5k £20
Aquathlon Standard 800M/10K £25
Aquathlon Tri Star 300M/2.5K £15
Sportive 100K £30
Sportive 100 Miles £30
Run 5K £15
Run 10K £20
Fun run – Child 1.5K £7.50
Fun run – Adult 1.5K £5


Online booking is now closed but we are taking on the day registrations for all events.



Novice Off Road Triathlon

Sprint Off Road Triathlon

Standard Off Road Triathlon

Sprint Off Road Duathlon

Standard Off Road Duathlon

Cyclo-Sportive 100km

Cyclo-Sportive 100mile

Run 5K

Run 10K

Aquathlon Run Route

Race Day Info

Event Photos

Click here for all the photos from Hercules Festival of Sport Luton



Inspire Luton Sports Village, Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8DD

By Car:

Leave the M1 at Junction 10a. Head north on London Rd toward Ashton Road. Continue onto Castle Street. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Park Viaduct/A505. At the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Crawley Green Road. At the third roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Vauxhall Way/A505. At the fourth roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Stopsley Way/A505. At the fith roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hitchin Rd/A505. Turn left onto Butterfield Green Road. Inspire Luton Sports Village will be on your left hand side.

By Train:

The closest rail station is Luton Airport Parkway and the Inspire Luton Sports Village is a short taxi journey from the station.

Hotel Accommodation:

Local hotels include The Holiday Inn Express Luton Airport (0871 902 1622) and The Leaside Hotel Luton (01582 417643) Please contact the hotel direct for rates and availability.


Click here for a map of the location


Parking is free at Inspire Luton Sports Village. Due to the volume of competitors there will be an overflow car park provided and you will be directed to its location on the day.


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