By using this website you agree to our
First header image
Second header image
logo

Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon

FilledTicket
Booked 2 times in the last week
£45.99 - £61.99Free injury protection
Event summary

Race throughout the picturesque Welsh coastal town of Harlech in this Triathlon. Perfect for athletes who are after a new challenge, the route features all of Harlech's notable landmarks, most memorably the stunning castle finish. Come for the beautiful landscape and the epic atmosphere.

Your organiser

Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!

Volunteer
We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic.
Find out more

How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Mar 25 2022

What's included:

  • Event village
  • Well marked and marshalled course
  • Chip timed
  • Water and fuel stations
  • Results uploaded online
  • Official photography
  • First aid on-site
  • Unique finisher's mementos
Harlech Triathlon
8:00am Sun 27th Mar 2022

Swim 0.4km, Bike 21.5km, Run 5.5km

£55.99 - £61.99
Harlech Duathlon
9:00am Sun 27th Mar 2022

Run 5km, Bike 21.5km, Run 2.2km

£45.99 - £51.99
FilledTicket
Booked 2 times in the last week
Benefits of booking with Let's Do This
Check

Official booking partner

PriceTag

Best price guarantee

We're #1 in customer satisfaction -

Delete
Stay up-to-date
Get email updates about this event.
What people think
4.7
1 reviews
Lynne
Star
4.7
Did the Harlech Triathlon in 2019
Yes it was well organised . Yeah I enjoyed it . Don't feel let down buy you're finishing trophy just enjoy the day… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to be a BTF member for the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
If you are not an affiliated member then you will have to pay the £6 day fee when booking. If you are a member please have your license/number to hand.… read more
FAQ
Are there prizes at the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
There will be prizes for the Top 3 (Male and Female), Age Grade Winners (Male and Female) and then 1st place veterans (V40, V50, V60).… read more
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
There is a cut-off time of 1300, after which point your results may not count. All participants should be able to complete course in under 2 and a half hours.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Triathlon and Duathlon take place in the small town of Harlech, which is home of the world's steepest street as well as the stunning 13th Century Harlech Castle.

The Sprint Triathlon consists of:

  • Swim 400m

  • Cycle 21.5k

  • Run 5.5k

Swim

The swim takes place in the leisure centre pool, making it accessible for beginner triathletes. With three to a lane and marshals counting your lengths, all you have to focus on is your swimming.

Bike

Once you have completed your swim you will head to transition and onto the bike. Exiting transition and heading out towards Ynys on the flat and fast coast road, you turn up towards the Castle and enter the closed road section of this exciting route. Pushing your legs to the max as you climb the hill towards Harlech, you can try and admire the impressive view, or just wait until you reach the turn-around point and watch it all rush by on the way back down. It's a simple out and back route and you will soon be back in transition ready for the run.

Run

In the shadow of the castle, the run takes you across the beautiful dunes and along the impressive Harlech beach. Once off the beach and running through the lower Harlech streets you are now in full view of your final challenge, to run up the 108 steps and Storm The Castle!

The Duathlon Consists of:

  • Run 5k

  • Cycle 21.5k

  • Run 2.2k

Run

Starting near the beach and running down the side of the transition under the shadow of the castle, the first run takes you across the beautiful dunes and along the Harlech beach. Coming off the beach, you head into transition so you can take on the bike.

Cycle

The cycle will take on the same route as the Triathlon.

Run

Leaving transition in reverse and heading to the lower streets of Harlech, you have one final challenge left, you must now run up the 108 steps, Storm The Castle and cross the finish line!

Lynne
Star
4.7
Did the Harlech Triathlon in 2019
Yes it was well organised . Yeah I enjoyed it . Don't feel let down buy you're finishing trophy just enjoy the day
4.7
1 reviews
Rate this event
Logistics and schedule

08:00 - 11:00 Triathlon Start Waves

09:00 Duathlon Start Time

Your specific swim time will be confirmed by email once all entries close a couple of days prior to the event and is based on your predicted swim time on your entry form.

Registration will take place on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Registration will be on the field by transition next to Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure Centre.

Confirmed weekend timings and locations will be detailed in your final instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Race Packs

Race packs will be picked up from registration at the event village prior to the race start.

Age Requirements

You must be at least 15 years old to take part.

Cut-off Times

You should be able to complete the course in under 2:30 hours. A finish line cut off will be in operation from 13.00 and after this your result may not count.

Transition

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

Event Rules

This Event follows British Triathlon Rules.

BTF Membership

If you are not a member of the British Triathlon Federation your entry fee will include a day membership for £6.

Compulsory Kit

All participants must provide their own bike in good working order, helmets are mandatory. Apart from E-bikes and other power assisted bikes, all other bikes are welcome.

Community Support

This event is an Always Aim High Community Event. Profits from the Community Events go towards supporting amazing local projects and community groups like Harlech Triathlon Club, local Community Councils, local Mountain Rescue teams including South Snowdonia Mountain Rescue, Ogwen, Aberglaslyn and Llanberis MRTs, along with many more community projects.

How to get there

Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure, Beach Rd, Harlech LL46 2UG, UK

Get directionsExternalLink

By Car

There’s quick, straightforward access from the North West along the M56 and A55. Motorway links with the Midlands are good too, and the same roads – the M6, M5 and M1 – also bring Snowdonia within easy reach of the South of England.

Getting to Harlech is fairly straight forward if you're driving from the North Wales coast. The most direct way is to follow the A55 to Junction 19, this will take you on a stunning journey throught the Conwy Valley and out to Blaenau Ffestiniog on the A470 road. After Blaenau, you will take the A496 road, looking out for signs for Harlech.

Parking

Parking information is included in your Final Instructions which will be emailed to you at least 10 days prior to event.

By Train

Direct services (including Virgin Trains from London to Bangor) take you to the popular North Wales coastal destinations from most parts of Britain. Make inland connections via the Conwy Valley Line which runs through the Snowdonia National Park to Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Services from the Midlands through Shrewsbury and Machynlleth link up with the Cambrian Line.

Harlech train station serves the town centre of Harlech in Gwynedd with regular services by Arriva Trains Wales on the Cambrian Line. Trains from Harlech operate once every two hours in both directions, Monday through Saturday. During summer, three Sunday trains serve the station. Many southbound trains from Harlech continue past Shrewsbury to Birmingham stations, while northbound trains continue to Porthmadog and Pwllheli.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to be a BTF member for the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
If you are not an affiliated member then you will have to pay the £6 day fee when booking. If you are a member please have your license/number to hand.
FAQ
Are there prizes at the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
There will be prizes for the Top 3 (Male and Female), Age Grade Winners (Male and Female) and then 1st place veterans (V40, V50, V60).
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
There is a cut-off time of 1300, after which point your results may not count. All participants should be able to complete course in under 2 and a half hours.
FAQ
Is there an event age limit at the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
All participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.
FAQ
When can I register for the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
Registration will take place on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Registration will be on the field by transition next to Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure Centre.
FAQ
When can I leave my bike at transition at the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.
FAQ
When will I receive final instructions for the Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon?
Confirmed weekend timings and locations will be detailed in your final instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Harlech Triathlon
8:00am Sun 27th Mar 2022
£55.99 - £61.99
Harlech Duathlon
9:00am Sun 27th Mar 2022
£45.99 - £51.99

Interested in volunteering at this event?

Organisers are always looking for an extra pair of hands and there are plenty of roles to fill!

Complete this short form and the organiser will be in touch.

By submitting, you’re accepting that we’ll pass your details onto the event organiser. We won’t pass your details onto anyone else.

£45.99 - £61.99Free injury protection

© Let's Do This 2021