Horwich Festival of Racing 2016

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.



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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 20:59


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