Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

Sun 18th Aug 2019
All Active Pilates & Physio, 1 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, UK
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Tickets £10–£24

    Registration Perks
  • Best price guarantee
  • Free cancellation protection
  • 24/7 Support
  • Official booking partner of RunThrough
  • Road
  • Closed roads
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 2000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon! Come and run the inaugural event at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday 18th August 2019 and take the opportunity to race around this unique location!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:30am Sun 18th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    9:30am Sun 18th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    9:30am Sun 18th Aug 2019
    Tickets available
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What’s Included

Your Entry Includes:

Chip timed results

Unique themed medal

Free official event photos

Goodie bag

Course Details

These ROAD CLOSED races will start and finish within the beautiful Grounds of Hillsborough Castle, before heading out onto the surrounding rural roads of Hillsborough and taking in historic attractions in the local area such as Hillsborough Fort and Hillsborough Lake, and finishing with a lap of the Gardens before crossing the finish line in the event village. Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.

Please Note: Due to road closures there is a strict 3 hour cut off time for the half marathon!

Raceday Logistics


Registration starts 45 minutes before the race



Hillsborough Castle, The Square, Hillsborough, BT26 6AG


There will be parking at the venue for all runners.

Public Transport

Lisburn train station (5 miles away) and Moira train station (8 miles away) are located within close proximity to the Castle. Buses from Lisburn and Belfast also serve Hillsborough Castle, but it is advised to check the scheduled timetables of these services for race day.


A wonderful venue to spectate at


Do you have a baggage drop? Do you charge for it?
Yes we will have a baggage drop, and it is FREE to use. We have a member of staff managing the station while you run.

Am I allowed to wear headphones?
We’d strongly advise against it – the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.

Are there toilets?


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    Keith M11th May
    Is there a minimum age tor the 5k race?


    Steph E13th May
    Hey there, just to let you know the minimum age for the 5k is 11. If the child is younger than that but you are happy for them to run you can sign a parental waiver form and they can join in. All the best!
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    Frank K24th Jun
    Is there any age groups as I'm a 66 year old novice runner. Thanks


    Steph E24th Jun
    Hi there! There are plenty of age categories at this event so you will be timed again your fellow 65+ runners :)

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