Duathlon | Harlech 2023
Harlech 2023 Duathlon Sprint
The Sprint Duathlon begins with a 5km run including a stunning but challenging section along the beach, followed by a beautiful 21.5km cycle and a final 2.2km run to the famous ‘Storm the Castle” finish.
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 in to transition so you can take on the bike.
Exiting transition on your bike and shooting 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 final run.
Leaving transition in reverse and heading to the lower streets of Harlech, you have one final challenge left, the piece de resistance; you must now run up the 108 steps, Storm The Castle and receive the glory you deserve for completing this fantastic race.
Early Bird Entry - Individual
Standard Entry - Individual
Early Bird Entry - Team
Standard Entry - Team
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
You will need to attend registration to pick up your race pack. Registration will be open on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Registration for the race will be located on the field next to Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure Centre, Beach Rd, Harlech LL46 2UG.
The duathlon usually starts at 09:00 though this is subject to change. The race start time will be confirmed in your Final Instructions which are available to view on the website 10 days prior to the race. The duathlon start line is at the beach end of Ffordd Glan Mor.
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 30 minutes before the race start time. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.
Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.
You have a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete your duathlon.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the race, location and approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the Sprint Duathlon are:
Open - Top 3 (Male and Female)
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Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 8
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Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 9 & 10
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Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 11 & 12
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Sandman Junior Duathlon Age 13, 14 & Youth
We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.