Harlech — Something Special for 2016

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle

To celebrate the event’s 15th Birthday, Harlech Triathlon offers a festival of sport and history for triathletes, duathletes and their supporters.

Entries are now open at http://www.harlechtriathlon.org.uk

Harlech Triathlon

To mark the opening of the new Castle Visitor Centre (and of course our 15th Birthday) CADW and the Custodian of the Castle have given us permission to place the finish line for the Triathlon and the Fun Run inside the Castle. The Triathlon poster shows the view competitors will see as they cross the line.

To Storm the Castle competitors will climb the path from the 13th Century Water Gate. With 200 steps along the way this will certainly be a challenge, but as always Harlech Triathlon will be an event to suit both experienced and novice competitors.

Harlech Duathlon — Welsh Sprint Championships 2016

For those who enjoy a run/bike/run challenge Harlech Duathlon provides a spectacular event. The first run shares the same route as the Triathlon along the spectacular shoreline of the Cambrian Coast. The bike ride also shares the same sheltered route to a turnaround in the centre of Harlech. The second run to Storm the Castle provides the challenge of climbing the 1 in 4 Harlech zig zags to reach the finish in Castle Square.

The Duathlon is an open event. This year Harlech has the honour of being selected by the Welsh Triathlon Association as the Welsh National Sprint Duathlon Championships.

Harlech 3K Fun Run (or Walk) — All Ages Welcome

This popular event starts from the Beach Car Park at 12.30 and finishes Inside the Castle. Everyone welcome. Triathlon and Duathlon competitors receive a free entry to the run so they can run with their family and friends.

Other Attractions

Competitors receive a finisher medal and free bacon buttie or veggie burger.  Free guided walks are available on Sat. 2nd and competitors and their supporters free access to the Castle, its visitor centre and exhibitions on race day.

Dates, times and prices

03 Apr 2016

7am - 3pm

Adult - See all prices below / Gweler yr holl brisiau isod

Individual competitors — £30–£43
Relay (2 or 3 members) — £35–£50
Local competitors — £25–£35
Fun Run
Adults — £7
Juniors (under 18 on 29th March) — £5
Entries on the day — + £3 

Location information

Facilities and information

Cycle stands Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop Refreshments Toilets
  • HarlechCastle@gov.wales    
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • No smoking
  • Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
  • This site is registered on the No Fly Drones website  http://www.noflydrones.co.uk
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Postcode LL46 2YH

Car Road A496 from Barmouth, A487/A496 from Porthmadog.

Rail Rail 200m/220yards, Shrewsbury-Machynlleth/Pwllheli route.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.