Places for the world’s largest Ironkids – held in Bolton - have sold out in record time.
All 2,500 slots have now been snapped up for the running event, which takes place on Saturday, July 16.
Ironkids has become a key fixture on Bolton’s events calendar following its introduction in 2012.
It takes place the day before the main Ironman event – a gruelling 140.6mile triathlon – which takes in locations in and around Bolton.
Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Youth, and Sport, Cllr John Byrne, said: “It’s brilliant news that the race has sold out in record time once again.
“The event is hugely successful - 2,500 children from all over the world come here to compete.
“Together with Ironman the whole weekend brings a huge boost to Bolton and the wider region.”
Managing Director for Ironman UK and Ireland, Kevin Stewart, added: “Selling out two months earlier than last year demonstrates how much Ironkids has become a major part of the Ironman UK race weekend.
“It is fantastic to see the enjoyment that the children get from finishing under the Ironman finish arch and receiving their medal.”
Children aged three to 14 compete in Ironkids with different distances depending on the school year of the child.
Those in school year one and below compete in a 500m run (accompanied by a parent/guardian); those in years two to five run 1km; years six to eight run 1.5km and those in years nine to 10 complete a 2.5km run.
Each child receives an Ironkids t-shirt in their entry pack and a medal after completing the run.
For more information call Ironman UK on 01865 596266 or visit www.ironkids.co.uk.