Duathlon | Harlech 2024
Harlech 2024 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.
14 Apr 2024
Opening Date: 22.04.2023Pre-register
Run - 5kmView interactive map for Run
Bike - 21.5kmView interactive map for Bike
Run - 2.2kmView interactive map for Run
Starting near the beach and running down the side of transition under the shadow of the castle, the first run takes you across the beautiful dunes and along Harlech Beach. Coming off the beach, you head in to transition ready to 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 pièce de résistance; you must now run up the 108 steps, Storm The Castle and receive the glory you deserve for completing this fantastic race.
- Spectacular location - with a storm the castle finish
- On course support
- Drink station in transition (Water, High5 & High5 gels)
- Fully signed & marshalled course
- Professional timing - chip timed, live tracker & sms text result
- Access to event village - music, commentary, food vendors and shopping
- Locally sourced slate finisher coaster
- High5 Bike bottle giveaway
- Free access to Harlech Castle for participants & Spectators
- Post- race bacon/veggie butty & hot drink
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.
Transition opens early on the morning of the event. Bikes must be racked no later than 30 minutes before the race start time. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time except to collect equipment once you have finished. 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 the event 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. 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 (for both male and female):
Overall - Top 3
Vet 40 - Top 1
Vet 50 - Top 1
Vet 60 - Top 1
Vet 70 - Top 1
U23 - Top 1
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We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.
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