Horwich Triathlon, May 2021 TBC


Click here to enter the Horwich Triathlon (entries closed for 2020)

IMPORTANT COVID ANNOUNCEMENT – The Horwich Triathlon will go ahead on Sunday August 23rd 2020 as a bike & run event only. We are not able to secure the use of the leisure centre so unfortunately we have been forced to remove the swim discipline. It will take place from Rivington and Blackrod School (same location as Fire Fighters Duathlon) and there will be slight route changes to accommodate this venue. The format will see cyclists starting at 30 second time gaps (or similar), before completing the run to Rivington Pike and back. Social distancing measures will be put in place and we ask all competitors to help us ensure that the event goes ahead safely, by adhering to the guidelines given. The route maps and documents on this page will be edited soon to show any route adjustments. This is a historic local event and whilst we’re disappointed that we can’t hold the swim discipline, we’re still sure that it’s going to be an EPIC day. Thanks everyone for your support. 

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.

Rivington & Blackrod School

Date & Time
TBC May 2021, from 7am onwards

What do I need to enter the event?

  1. A roadworthy bike (mountain bikes and hybrids are acceptable) and recognised cycle helmet.
  2. You must be medically sound and if you have any history of illness or injury, consult your GP beforehand.
  3. 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 Friday 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 2020 event ‘guidance notes’ by CLICKING HERE

How do I enter?
Click here to enter the Horwich Triathlon (entries closed for 2020)

Start times?
Your start time can be found HERE (available within the last week to race day)

What’s the bike and run course?
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE