When to register

There will be two opportunities to register for the adult events this years as follows:
Friday 5.30pm-7.00pm
Saturday from 12.30pm

Both will take place in the reception area of Horwich Leisure Centre.

In order to make race day a little less hectic we would encourage you to try and register on the Friday evening. If you are a team only one person needs to register the team. On the Friday we will have race crew around to answer any questions that you may have.

Full race day brief will be emailed to everyone early next week including details of start times.

Entries open for the Horwich Festival children swim – run

New for the 2018 Horwich Festival of Racing is the inclusion of a children’s Swim Run, supported  by Ramsbottom running club.

The swim will take place at Horwich Leisure centre on Saturday June 16th  and is open to all children aged between eight and fourteen.

The race features:

  • Closed road run circuit through Old Station Park, Horwich
  • Sociable afternoon start (noon)
  • Bespoke finishers medal
  • Fantastic finishing area with food, entertainment and free post race massage
  • Friendly volunteers and race crew
  • Prizes awarded in all categories

Entry forms can be downloaded here  

Online entry is available here 

What does your race entry include?

Our event offers the rare opportunity to race on a closed town centre circuit. Closing roads and creating and placing all the associated road diversion signs, additional safety marshalling and race direction is expensive. Each hour costing well over £500

We also pride ourselves on giving competitors something back for their efforts with bespoke quality medals and T shirts.

If you are lucky enough to win one of the trophies you will find yourself in possession of a lovely hand engraved glass trophy. Last year we spend well over £600 on trophies.

At the finish line you will find post race entertainment with free massage, compare, DJ and also food and drink stalls.

In previous years any profit from the event has been reinvested in next years race. Overall we consider our event one of the best value races in the region.

Club Championship entries now open

Entries are now open for the 2018 Club Challenge Triathlon. In previous years the festival triathlon has only been open to NHS and Bolton Council staff with the emphasis being on encouraging new people to the sport.

For 2018 in conjunction with Lostock AC we are adding a seperate race aimed at the more competative club athlete. This event is open to individuals of affiliated clubs and prizes will be awarded to both individuals and top male, female and mixed teams.

For more details enter click here 

Swim sessions

In order to help this years participants become better swimmers we are launching new swim sessions in Bolton.

Starting March 14th at Turton Sports Centre there will be two sessions;

Session one:  6.00 – 6.45pm aimed at swimmers looking for a combination of technique and endurance work

Session two:  6.45 – 7.30pm aimed at the more experienced swimmer.

Full details can be found here 

Race entries now open

We have now opened entries for the 2018 race.  This year we are spreading the joy by allowing friends and family of NHS employees to enter the race either as a solo competitor or as a member of a relay team.

Enter early to take advantage of the early bird discount here