Horwich Triathlon is known as ‘The Race To The Pike’. It’s one of the oldest triathlon events in the North West, dating back over 25 years. It starts with a 500m pool swim and then a 40k undulating cycle ride, but we save the best bit until the end. The 8.6k run climbs all the way to the summit of Rivington Pike, before descending back to the finish at Horwich Leisure Centre. We have all ability levels taking part, but it’s not for the faint hearted. It’s a tough challenge, but that’s what makes the event so popular and whilst the run is brutal, it’s what makes is iconic. This event is also the EPIC Club Championships, your club can score points by having more competitors in the event and finishing higher up the ranks. The club with the most points wins £1000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
Horwich Leisure Centre,
Date & Time
Sunday 5th May 2019 from 7am onwards
What do I need to enter the event?
- A roadworthy bike (mountain bikes and hybrids are acceptable) and recognised cycle helmet.
- You must be medically sound and if you have any history of illness or injury, consult your GP beforehand.
- You must be 17 years of age in the event year.
How much to enter:
The cost to enter Horwich Triathlon is £44 for a solo entry and £55 for a relay entry (team of 3). You are required to be a member of the British Triathlon Federation / Triathlon England for insurance purposes. If you are not already a member, you can buy a ‘day license’ for an additional £5 at the time on entry. Entries will close either at 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the event or when the event fills, whichever occurs first.
Included within your entry is:
Horwich Triathlon finishers medal
Horwich Triathlon finishers T-shirt
Event photographs free to download from our facebook page
Where can I find out more about the course and the event?
To read more about the event and what to expect on the day, read the event ‘guidance notes’ by HorwichTriathlonRaceNotes