Stourhead Estate, Wiltshire
13th May 2017
Brand new for 2017 Immortal Sport brings you the Immortal 10k! We all know not everyone is up for a swim, and maybe cycling is not your thing.ENTER NOW
Race start: 9:00am
Immortal Triathlons have enjoyed great success at Stourhead in recent years. We all know not everyone is up for a swim and maybe cycling is not your thing. For 2017 Immortal Sport have unleashed Immortal 10k into the Triathlon weekend at Stourhead for those of you who prefer two legs rather than two wheels.
Enjoying the same fantastic finish line experience outside Stourhead House, the route will take in many of the stunning sights and views around Stourhead Estate and adjoining forestry. We cannot pretend this is an easy route but, to earn the right to become Immortal it has to be tough.
Around 50% of the route is on really quiet closed country lanes with the remainder on forest tracks and trails. There is a total of 770ft/235m of climbing.
The race will be a mass start under the Stone Arch of the driveway to the house at 09:00hrs on Saturday 13th May 2017. Running through Stourton village then past the Lakes before taking a right turn crossing a dam before starting the run for the trees. In early May the flora and fauna is guaranteed spectacular and the sights and smells will distract you from the shift you are putting in!
The loop through the forest takes in some beautiful clearings and pasture before returning to the dam which supports the lake, under the Stone Arch before returning through the village and onto the driveway to receive the respect and applause from the gathered spectators and families. A fantastic medal and a technical t-shirt will ensure the race stays long in the memory.
We are confident the race will be very popular so get ahead of the field with our race entry of £18 for affiliated and £20 for non-affiliated athletes if you enter before 1st January 2017. Entry fees will then rise to £20 and £22. With a race limit of 400 be sure to get in quickly.
Race Director: Steve Elliott
Tel: 01935 385924
Live results will appear here.
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View the 10k route map below:
Important information for athletes
Stourhead House is in Stourton village. There are very clear brown direction signs to Stourhead from the A303 near Mere from the south, and the B3092 from the north. and then follow the B3092. Please avoid parking in Visitor Car Park. It is Pay and Display and only for visitors to Stourhead, not athletes.
Due to limitations with available Car Parking at Stourhead, and it being Pay and Display. We have taken the measure of hiring the nearby Airfield so you can park for free. BA12 6QJ is the postcode and there will be clear signs to Athlete Parking. This should also be used by visiting spectators and family.
This is a short walk from the Airfield Car Park. You need to follow the signs to Visitor Centre. Pass through the Visitor Centre and follow the small black on yellow signs to Race HQ. These will take you to Race HQ in the Discovery Centre. Here you will be issued with your race number and a timing chip. Please ensure you wear your race number on the front of your running top. It needs to be clearly visible at all times. Registration will be open from 07:30hrs
Stourhead has toilets near the Visitor Centre, and in the basement of the House. Additional temporary toilets will also be available. There are no showers available, but there will be a left luggage area at Registration in the Discovery Centre
Race Start and Briefing:
The start line for the race is a very short walk from Race HQ, at the archway at the foot of the drive to the House. The race will be timed gun to chip. It is important to assemble at the start relevant to your expected finish time. Quickest at the front, slowest at the back. A short race briefing will be given approx 5 mins before the race starting at 09:00hrs.
The run route map can be viewed at by clicking the route tab above. The route has been measured by gps, and due to the high percentage of off road, will not be accurately measured. Indeed the route may be subject to late change due to unforeseen bad weather, or tree felling. The first 2k and the final 1k are on public highway. We will have measures in place to control traffic at the start of the race. On return to the highway in Stourton village, the roads will be open, so please exercise appropriate caution. We will not allow the use of personal stereos at any part of the course. Users will be excluded from the results.
We will have a drink station at around the mid-point. This will have water in plastic cups. Please ensure empty cups end up in or near the waste bins provided. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and we must do our best to maintain it. Any athlete seen deliberately littering will be excluded from the results.
There will be trophies for top three male and top three female finishers. These will be presenting once the top three have finished, at the podium near the finish line. Good luck with you training, and we look forward to seeing you on 13th May.
Spectator Information for Immortal Triathlons at Stourhead
We look forward to welcoming you all to Stourhead. The final preparations are well underway. We need to make you aware of some important information prior to race day. Parking for Athletes and Spectators: All parking will be on the nearby Airfield. This will be clearly signposted from the High Street at Stourhead. Please park neatly. Stourhead Estate can be easily accessed by following the brown signs from the A303/B3092. It is then a short walk from the car park to registration, accessed via the Visitor Centre. All athletes and spectators, must enter through the Visitor Centre. Spectators who are members must show their card and non-members without advance tickets will need to pay the advertised admission price. Competitors and spectators will need to exit Stourhead through visitor reception.
Swim Start 17:00hrs Saturday 14th May
Race Cut-off time 20:00hrs
Swim Start 07:00hrs Sunday 15th May
Swim Cut off 08:15hrs
Bike Cut off 13:00hrs
Race cut-off time 16:00hrs
Race Start 09:00hrs Saturday 13th May
Race Cut-off 11:00hrs
The venue at Stourhead lends itself well to Triathlon. We are grateful to the National Trust for welcoming the event. All aspects of the race have some great viewing opportunities.
The swim is in the stunning Lake, and there are some superb viewing opportunities around the Lake.
The road between the House and the Lake, will be closed to all traffic, but will be open to local residents and emergency service vehicles. So please be aware of athletes and potential traffic.
Transition is near the Finish line, which is outside the Stourhead House, and once again a good viewing spot. There will be Catering, including Hog Roast, Bar, Fresh Coffee, Cakes, Ice cream, hot and cold beverages all available near the Finish Line at the House.
The bike route has a great viewing opportunity at Hunters Lodge, public house. We would strongly suggest if you are going out to view the Bike Course, this is where you head for. http://www.hunterslodgeinn.com
The most important element of the race, is clearly the finish line. At the finish, you will be able to see all athletes on each lap of the run course, before they take to the Finish Funnel, to become an Immortal Triathlete. As they near completion of this fantastic journey, they will need and deserve, all the support they can get from friends, family and the assembled spectators.
The Immortal 10k is a new addition to Immortal Weekend at Stourhead. The race is a great new challenge for athletes and a stunning spectating opportunity. The runners will assemble on the High Street end of the driveway to the House for a 09:00hrs start. A great place to watch is in the High Street, either near the Spread Eagle Public House, the Church or the entrance to the Lake. Here you will see runners twice as this is an out and back section of the route.
For the ultimate finish line experience, head to Stourhead House, where the atmosphere is sure to be electric, as we welcome all finishers in the first ever Immortal 10k. Hot and cold snacks and drinks will be on sale near the finish line.
Finally, if you wish to play a part in the event management, we are always happy to recruit volunteer marshals.
Enjoy Race Weekend at Stourhead, and stay safe.
Steve Elliott. Race Director, Immortal Sport
Thanks to all the sponsors of the Immortal Series for 2017
Award winning triathlon wetsuits, apparel, swimwear, accessories, casual clothing and more.
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If you would like to become a sponsor please get in touch by calling 01935 426779 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be part of something special
In order to make our event unforgettable for athletes and spectators from all over the world, hundreds of volunteers are needed for the events.
There are many ways in which you can be part of this great experience. Whether you want to work at an aid station or at the finish line – we look forward having you in our Team!
We will give you a free race entry into any of our races
We will make sure you get all the information and equipment you need to volunteer
We will provide you with bottled water and snacks whilst volunteering and hot food roll tea/coffee or soft drink when you finish your shift.
Volunteers are needed throughout the race week, not just on race day, to support the event build up, registration, the athlete functions and a wide variety of support on race day. You can indicate a preference for your area of choice and we will do all our best to accommodate your preferences.
Transition Area with bike check-in
If you would like to become a member of the Immortal Sport family, please email Lucy with the following details;
Next of kin contact details
Date of birth
Have you marshalled before?
List other applicable skills?
Any medical history i.e. illness or disability?