• Early bird entries for the 2019 are now available

    We are delighted to announce that entries are now being taken for our triathlon.  We are offering a limited number of early bird discounted entry costs for the solo competitors. you can enter here

    Comments Off on Early bird entries for the 2019 are now available | Posted on December 13th
  • 2019 event update

    The team behind the NHS Triathlon are excited to announce big changes for the 2019 race. Whilst we can’t give too much away at this stage, we can tell you that after every race we collect feedback from competitors to inform and improve the race for the following year.
    So for 2019 we have taken all the bits that competitors love including the relaxed atmosphere, fantastic friendly volunteers, sociable start time, great finishing area, and a quality medal and will be running the event from a totally new venue with great parking and a single large transition area.
    We listened to the feedback regarding both the bike and run routes and we will be returning to the original distances. The swim will remain a pool based 400m, the new 20k bike course will be on quiet country roads with a few hills to keep things interesting. The new 5k run course that we are planning will be partly off road taking in some of the glorious scenery that the area has to offer!

    We are working closely with our partners and will be in a position to confirm the date of the event over the next few days and entries will open in November!

    Comments Off on 2019 event update | Posted on October 10th
  • Provisional results

    Thanks for everyone who made today a great success.  Results for the children’s swim run will be posted tomorrow. Provisional results for the other events can be found here.

    Comments Off on Provisional results | Posted on June 16th
  • Start times

    The start times for the solo competitors can be found here

    The start times for the teams can be found here 

    The start times for the Club Challenge can be found here 

    Comments Off on Start times | Posted on June 13th
  • Introducing our event sponsors

    This year we are delighted to welcome some new sponsors for our event.  Please take a few minutes to read about what each company offers on our sponsor page found here 

    Comments Off on Introducing our event sponsors | Posted on June 12th
  • 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.

    Comments Off on When to register | Posted on June 7th
  • 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 

    Comments Off on Entries open for the Horwich Festival children swim – run | Posted on May 10th
  • 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.

    Comments Off on What does your race entry include? | Posted on April 28th
  • 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 

    Comments Off on Club Championship entries now open | Posted on April 27th
  • 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 

    No Comments | Posted on March 13th
  • Early Bird Discount

    The early bird discount for solo competitors is closing midnight February 28th…  We have sold over 50% of the entries for this years event so….

    Don’t delay, Enter today

    No Comments | Posted on February 28th
  • 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

    No Comments | Posted on February 4th
  • Race day pictures available

    Pictures from the day can now be found by following the link on the home page “were you in the picture” These are free to download.


    No Comments | Posted on June 30th