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Over 1,000 Ironkids now entered for Ironman UK

Bolton event now on track to be the largest IronKids event in the world

Over a thousand children aged 3-15 have already signed up for this year’s IronKids event on Saturday 3 August in Bolton.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural sell out IronKids run event, the entry limit has been doubled to 2,000 to cater for the demand for entry and the event is now on track to be the largest IronKids event in the world.

Held in partnership with Bolton Council, IronKids is a great way for children to experience the fabulous atmosphere of the iconic Ironman UK triathlon, that is held the same weekend, in Bolton’s town centre.

Aimed at encouraging kids to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle IronKids is very much targeted at local children in the area to come and have a go as well as those whose parents are competing in Ironman UK, so they too can feel part of the action of a World Class event.

The event has different distances depending on the child’s age; 3-5s compete in a 500m run (accompanied by a parent/guardian); 6-10s run 1.5km; and 11-15s complete a 2.5km race, with all races finishing under the Ironman finish gantry in Victoria Square. Each child will receive a special commemorative IronKids t-shirt in their entry pack and a medal after completing the race to celebrate their achievement.

To make sure your child doesn’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to be part of the action of Ironman UK race weekend in Bolton, parents or guardians can complete an online entry form at www.IronKids.co.uk. The entry fee is just £2 per child.

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.