The world’s largest IRONKIDS event will be bigger than ever when it returns to Bolton next year.
A record 4,000 young athletes will take part on Saturday July 2 as the event continues to grow in popularity.
Registration opens at 1pm on Friday, October 29 on the IRONMAN website.
The Night Run will also return next year on July 1 and 1,500 places will be made available at the same time.
Registration is £4 for IRONKIDS and £12 for the Night Run, plus processing fee.
Both events will help set the scene for the full IRONMAN UK event on Sunday, July 3 as athletes complete a gruelling 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a full 26.2 mile marathon.
The event is always great fun, bringing people into the town centre and creating a real family atmosphere.
Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said:
“We can’t wait for IRONKIDS to return as part of Bolton’s iconic IRONMAN weekend, and we’re delighted the event has been expanded to meet growing demand.
“The event is always great fun, bringing people into the town centre and creating a real family atmosphere.
“But it also serves a serious purpose by inspiring young people to get involved in sport, and we’re even starting to see former IRONKIDS taking part in the larger events.
“Night Run is also making a welcome return, giving residents of all ages a chance to enjoy themselves and take part.”
The race is open to children aged 3 to 15 years old with different distances depending on the school year of the child.
Each child will receive an IRONKIDS t-shirt in their entry pack and a medal after completing their run.
Sam Braun, Regional Operations Director for IRONMAN UK and Ireland, said:
"We are delighted to bring back both IRONKIDS and Night Run to the one weekend in July next year.
“Along with IRONMAN UK, this festival weekend of sport involves the whole family and encourages fitness through participation and inspiration.
“The support from the local community is unparalleled and we are delighted to put on events for all ages."