Ironman UK

6:00am Sun 14th Jul 2019
9 Bold St, Bolton BL1 1LS, UK
Triathlon: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi

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Tickets £430

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Closed roads
  • 2000 participants

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Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton has something for everyone in the IRONMAN family. Athletes can take a nature walk with the kids, go shopping, and dine in cozy pubs and restaurants as they prepare for race day.

The beautiful lake swim takes place in Pennington Flash. There are numerous viewing opportunities for spectators at the start and T1. Cyclists will embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. The bike course includes the famous Sheep House Lane climb twice where spectators can get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style. The run begins at T2 at the Macron Stadium and athletes will head into Bolton town centre, where they complete three loops of a circuit before finishing in Le Mans Crescent in the shadow of the Albert Hall.

IRONMAN UK offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2018 edition of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Distances in this event

  1. Ironman

    Triathlon: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi
    6:00am Sun 14th Jul 2019
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What’s Included

+8 % Active Fee for every Tier Pricing

Raceday Logistics

All athletes must register in person at the event prior to race day to collect their race packs. Nothing gets sent out in the post! In order to register you will NEED:

- Your BIB number (which will be uploaded around 3 weeks prior to race day)

- Photo Identification (passport or driving licence)

- Triathlon Race License. If you do not have one, a day licence can bought onsite for £5 WITH CASH ONLY.

You MUST attend registration yourself in order to race.

Under NO circumstance will we give your information to another person even with authorisation.

Race Week Schedule

Thursday, 11th July 2019:

15:00 - 19:00 Athlete Registration @ Festival Hall

Friday, 12th July 2019:

09:00 - 18:00 Athlete Registration @ Festival Hall

14:00 - 15:30 Practice Swim (Registered Athletes only) @ Pennington Flash

15:00 - 16:30 Pro Athlete Race Briefing @ Albert Halls, Victoria Square

17:00 - 18:00 Race Briefing 1 (novice focused) @ Albert Halls, Victoria Square

Saturday, 13th July 2019:

08:00 - 12:00 Athlete Registration @ Festival Hall

08:00 - 17:00 Transition 2 Open for Red Bag Check in @ Pennington Flash

09:00 - 16:00 Transition 1 Open for Bike & Blue Bag Check in @ Pennington Flash

12:00 - 13:00 Athlete Briefing @ Albert Halls, Victoria Square

17:00 - 17:45 Athlete Briefing @ Albert Halls, Victoria Square

Sunday, 14th July 2019:

03:20 - 05:20 Shuttle Bus Pick ups @ Black Horse Street - Pennington Flash

04:00 - 06:00 Transition Opens @ Pennington Flash

06:00 IRONMAN UK Starts @ Pennington Flash

08:30 - 10:30 Spectator Shuttle Bus Pick ups @Pennington Flash - Black Horse Street

17:30 - 23:45 Transition 2 Open for Collection of Bikes & Bags @ Queens Park

Monday 15th July 2019:

08:00 Qualifier Results Posted @ Albert Hall

08:00 - 11:30 Kona Slot Allocation & Roll Down, Awards Ceremony


What are the cut off times?

Swim: 2 hours 20 minutes + a further 10 minutes from the swim cut off to start the bike.

Bike: 10 hours 30 minutes (after you cross the swim start timing mat) + a further 10 minutes from the bike cut off to start the run.

Run: 17 hours (after you cross the swim start timing mat).

Intermediate cut offs on the bike and run may apply in the interests of athlete safety and to enable roads to reopen according to the schedule agreed with the authorities.

Is there a minimum age?

Yes, athletes must be at least 18 on race day.

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