Harlech Triathlon

Harlech, Gwynedd, North Wales

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the new home of the Harlech Triathlon! This is one of the most stunning and best loved events on the UK triathlon calendar - the classic community tri, now powered by Always Aim High Community Events.

Everything you love about the Harlech Triathlon will return better than ever in 2019, including the Triathlon and Duathlon - a hugely popular race featuring the same stunning cycle route as the triathlon, but sandwiched between two great little run routes, with the famous 'Storm the Castle' finale, and even the free bacon butties at the finish line.

The Triathlon begins with a 400m swim in Harlech swimming pool; following this is a 21k cycle and an impressive 6k run, which finishes with the 'Storm the Castle' fianle. This is one event you will not want to miss!

Start Time



400m swim, 21 km cycle, 6 km run
5 km run, 21 km cycle, 2.5 km run

Prizes will be awarded to:

  • Top 3 male and female
  • Age group winners male and female

Bespoke finishers memento for all competitors

Full route marking

Drinks station around course

Electronic chip timing

Web results service

Pick-up wagons

Emergency support

Bag drop in transition

Toilets and showers in the Leisure Centre

Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure, Beach Rd, Harlech, Gwynedd, NW Wales LL46 2UG

By train: Harlech railway station is served by the Cambrian Coast Line, with passenger services between Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Barmouth, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury. Most South bound trains continue beyond Shewsbury to and from Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

The venue is a 6 minute walk from the railway station.

By car: the venue is just off the A496, a major coastal and mountainous road in southern Snowdonia.

Race Day car parking has been included in your entry fee. Parking for athletes is available on the Rec by transition and is the Official Event Car Park. Follow signs to here once you enter Beach Rd. Please park considerately as there is limited space. No cars will be permitted to leave this car park until 12pm

As the field is on reclaimed land, if the weather is wet, it may not be possible to allow large vans to enter the field as they will become stuck.

Spectators will need to use the appropriate Pay and Display facilities when parking, in car parks on Beach Road and in Upper Harlech.

Council wardens are likely to ticket poorly parked vehicles as they present a real risk to the safety of all competitors.

Registration: Registration will be on the field by transition next to the Leisure Centre.

Saturday 13 April: 14:00 - 16:00

Sunday 14 April: 07:00 - 10:30

Race times:

07:00 - Transition Opens
10:45 - Transition Closes

08:00 - First Triathlon Swimmers Start

09:00 - Duathlon Race Start

Cut off:

You should be able to complete the course in under 2:30 hrs. A finish line cut off will be in operation from 13:00. After this time your result may not count.

Age group categories are decided on race turn out. Under normal circumstances both women's and men's prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Open and 1st Placed Vets V40, V50, V60. Additional prizes may be added in events where participation numbers warrant extra recognition.

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