Horwich Festival of Racing

Welcome to the Horwich Festival of Racing which over the past 15 years has grown to become one of the most popular sporting events in the North of England. This unique event attracts competitors not only from the local areas but all over the United Kingdom and from abroad.

Originally known as Horwich Carnival Races, the event was re-named to reflect the wide variety of sporting activities which take place on closed roads in the centre of Horwich.

The Festival has a strong heritage as a proving ground for competitors who have gone on to success on the Olympic and world stages including local hero Jason Kenny, Laura Trott, Lizzie Armistead and Dame Sarah Storey.

Over the years, the event has staged the British Cycling Elite Mens and Womens Circuit Championships, British Para-cycling Circuit Championships, British Masters 5K national championships for running and walking, Penny Farthing road racing, Sprint Orienteering, Unicycle National Championship.

A Triathlon was introduced in 2015 and the organisers are always looking to increase the number of Sports.  A Fun/Swim Run is also included for children 8 to 14 years of age using the Leisure Centre baths and running in Station Park.



Latest News

The entry form for the Mini Tour Races is now available for anyone who fancies this 3 stage event over 6 days in June.

Please feel free take a look at our 'Programme of events'. These events can be entered via our Enter an Event page.


This years sponsors include:

To sponsor an event in the 2016 Horwich Festival of Racing and get some promotion for your company

or organisation, please get in touch via our contact page.

We have a twitter and facebook page up and running to help keep you up to date.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 21:37


Running information email Mark Smith Tel: 07947 004 057

Cycling information email Dave Leyland Tel: 07545 294 399

Sprint Orienteering email Kevan Latham Tel: 07806 746 947

Adapted Cycle Ride email Jamie Agar Tel: 01204 332 323