Horwich Festival Of Racing Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th June 2012
18th April 2012
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Another exciting event in Bolton is heading our way this summer. The Horwich Festival of Racing formerly known as the Horwich Carnival Races will take place on Sunday 17th June 2012 a different weekend to the Horwich Carnival with a full range of sporting excellence and community participation across a range of events and activities.

Over the years, more than 7,500 people both young and old, from Olympic and World Championship medallists to those taking part for the very first time have taken to the streets of Horwich, whether to compete for championship medals or simply to enjoy the experience.

With sponsorship from many local companies and organisation including Emerson, Bluemantle, Craftprint, Friends Provident and Bolton arena, along with continued support from both Horwich Town Council and Bolton Council, the Horwich Festival of Racing is set to go from strength.

With Plenty of activities taking place over the four days and full details of these can be found by visiting their website here, the event will culminate with a full day of events on Sunday 17th June and the preliminary events line up is featured below.

Programme of Events ......

10.00am   Express Banners Youth Cycling Relay Challenge

10.45am   Emerson 5k Road Running Championships

and BMAF 5k Road Walking Championships

11.30am  Bolton Arena Youth Cycle Races (U12 & U16)

1.00pm Bluemantle Street Orienteering Challenge

1.40pm 1 Lap Fun Run (including fancy dress prizes)

2.00pm Horwich Town Council Open 5k Running Race

2.45pm Craftprint 1 Lap Street Race (5 to 18 years old)

3.10pm Bolton Council Cycle Race

(event timings subject to change)

If you would like to take part in the event, the various telephone numbers for the event can be found below.


Running Information – 07757 115359

Cycling Information - 07545 294 399

Street Orienteering – 01706 533697

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