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Castle Howard Half Marathon & 10k Run

Sun 22nd Jul 2018 • by Castle Run Series
York, GB

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What you need to know

The Castle Howard Half Marathon will see competitors undertake 2 laps of a spectator friendly almost entirely off-road 10.5K circuit.

Starting on the North Lawn, a few yards from the main entrance to the castle, competitors initially head downhill towards the Boathouse and Lake before circumnavigating the enchanting woodland garden of Ray Wood. The next 5K is on a network of estate tracks and bridle paths that wind their way in a clockwise direction, always in sight of the impressive Mausoleum, passing through the ancient Bog Hall, Spring Wood, Alamo Trekking Centre and High Gaterley Farm.

At the 7K point and just after the well stocked Feed Station, competitors enter the aptly named Pretty Wood passing the Temple of the Four Faces and a couple of curious pyramids. The last 1.5K of the route builds through the formal gardens of the estate starting with New River Bridge and moving onto the South Lake, The Atlas Fountain and the South Lawn.

A final, cruel, climb to the top of Ray Wood is a precursor to a view of the Finish Line from the reservoir at the top of the hill. Lap 1 complete, runners then rejoin the same circuit for their second before entering the 500m long spectator lined finishing straight, crossing the finish line with the world famous castle backdrop, to receive their medal and classy finishing line banquet!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    11:00am Sun 22nd Jul 2018
    £36–£40
    Event passed
  2. 10km

    Run 10km
    11:30am Sun 22nd Jul 2018
    £27–£30
    Event passed

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Overview

The Castle Howard event in July promises to be a memorable run on the southern border of the North York Moors. The rapturous reception afforded to previous Castle Howard Triathlons has led to this weekend event to be known as the sporting event of the North! The spectacular run course takes runners through the undulating Howardian Hills and boasts a finish that tops everything off in style – right in front of the main doors of the house.

The Half Marathon will see competitors undertake 2 laps of a spectator-friendly almost entirely off road 10.5K circuit. Starting on the North Lawn, a few yards from the main entrance to the castle, competitors initially head downhill towards the Boathouse and Lake before circumnavigating the enchanting woodland garden of Ray Wood.

Course Details

Starting on the North Lawn, a few yards from the main entrance to the castle, competitors initially
head downhill towards the Boathouse and Lake before circumnavigating the enchanting woodland
garden of Ray Wood.

The next 5K is on a network of estate tracks and bridle paths that wind their way in a clockwise direction, always in sight of the impressive Mausoleum, passing through the ancient Bog Hall, Spring Wood, Alamo Trekking Centre and High Gaterley Farm. At the 7K point and just after the well-stocked Feed Station, competitors enter the aptly named Pretty Wood passing the Temple of the Four Faces and a couple of curious pyramids.

The last 1.5K of the route builds through the formal gardens of the estate starting with New River Bridge and moving onto the Southlake, The Atlas Fountain and the South Lawn. A final, cruel, climb to the top of Ray Wood is a precursor to a view of the Finish Line from the reservoir at the top of the hill. Lap 1 complete, runners then re-join the same circuit for their second before entering the 500m long spectator lined finishing straight, crossing the finish line with the world famous castle backdrop, to receive their medal and classy finishing line banquet!

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