No closed roads for Vachery

Entry fee reduction and partial closed roads now for Surrey event after consultation with the local community


The Vachery Triathlon Festival, to be held in Vachery Estate in Surrey on 21 July 2013, has announced a price reduction for the middle and standard-distance races. 


The price reduction follows a decision by the organisers to operate a partially closed race route this year. After consultation with the local community the organisers concluded that a partial closed-road race route would be preferable given the size of the roads and the low road traffic levels on a Sunday morning.  

The new price has been set at £125 (reduced from £145) for the middle=distance race, whilst the shorter standard distance will be just £65 (reduced from £75). Those who have already entered at the original price will be entitled to either a refund, credit note against another Brave Events race or can donate the value of the difference to the chosen charity of the Vachery Triathlon – The Children’s Air Ambulance Fund.  

Race Director Mark Davis said of the price reduction:

“It’s very important that racers see this event as a great race that represents value for money so we are offering partial refunds to those that have already registered and we have reduced our entry prices for new entrants because we can only offer part of the road closures that we planned. It feels right to give something back and to offer a lower entry price.”

Competitors who are seeking a refund can contact Brave Events will be proactively contacting all registered entrants in the following weeks regarding a refund, credit note or charity donation.

More information on the Vachery Triathlon Festival is available here: Look out for more in the next issue of 220 on this story.

Revised entry prices for the Vachery Triathlon Festival are:

Middle Distance Race (individual)

£125 (reduced from £145)

Olympic Distance Race (individual) £65 (reduced from £75)

Middle Distance Race (relay entry) £50 per person (reduced from £60)

Olympic Distance Race (relay entry)


£32.50 per person (reduced from £37.50)