Belvoir Castle 5k & 10k

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Experience some of the most picturesque trail running in Leicestershire at Belvoir Castle. There is something for new and experienced runners alike, and with a free 2k Kid's Run, the whole family can take part. Enjoy stunning views the whole way around and collect your bespoke finisher's medal.
Participants
10k, and 5k
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Calendar
Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3.9
(38 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK
Start times
5k:
9:15am |
10k:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Belvoir Castle 5k & 10k
5k
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5km
£14.99
10k
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10km
Route
2 Loops
£19.99
Route information
Run through the magnificent grounds of Belvoir Castle. Beautiful views don't even begin to describe this event where 4 castles have stood since 1067. Runners will be able to see for miles over the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, maybe even all the way to Lincoln Cathedral, some 30 miles to the North East.
With easy to navigate terrain and stunning views, this event is set to be something special.
The event also includes a 2k Kid's Run which will be free to enter on the day, making this a wonderful day out for the whole family.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Free 2k Kid's Run
  • Event village
  • Local food and drinks
Train
How to get there
Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PE, UK
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Parking
There will be adequate parking available at the event which is accessible via Cliff Road. Entrants will follow the road around and then turn right at the junction to reach the event site.
Event day logistics
09:00 10k starts
09:15 5k starts
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 11 and older to enter the 5k and 15 and older to enter the 10k in accordance with UKA Guidelines.
Kid's Run
The 2k Kid's Run will be free to enter on the day of the event.
More raceday information will be available closer to the event date.
Registration & Race Packs
Please arrive at least an hour in advance to register and collect your race pack. Runners packs with bib numbers and timing chips will be collected on the day.
A runners information document will be sent via email ahead of the event.
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FAQ's
How do I find my results from the Belvoir Castle 5k & 10k?
10k Results - https://www.titaniumracetiming.co.uk/TRT/races/index/182 - 5k Results - https://www.titaniumracetiming.co.uk/TRT/races/index/181
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I'm new to trail running, can I enter the Belvoir Castle 5k & 10k?
Absolutely! This event is perfect for runners of all abilities, so come out and enjoy the sun and get that first trail run under your belt.
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What time should I arrive at the Belvoir Castle 5k & 10k?
More detailed race-day information will be uploaded to this page closer to the event date.
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Do I need to enter my child in advance for the Kid's Race at the Belvoir Castle 5k & 10k?
No! Children will be entered on the day for the Kid's Race.
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Reviews
3.9
38 reviews
Star
4.0
Did the 10k in 2021
This was a picturesque course, with a challenging stretch of ascent - and it was also a friendly event, and enjoyable for being not too large.. The parking was easy to access and near to the race start, which was helpful, However, two things were disappointing. Race day details were late in being provided, and, perhaps even more frustratingly, on the day there were only 5 toilets for 600+ runners. Given that no race bibs were posted, meaning everyone was told to be at least an hour before the race start, it could easily be assumed that all those entered would use the toilet at least once, as might spectators. Just prior to the race start time, the queues were still enormous and people were concerned - some started using nearby bushes, which is probably not ideal for the estate owners, but also less easy for women to do. All in all, it’s not difficult to do some basic Maths regarding the number of runners and the money each entrant paid, and provide an appropriate number of toilets.
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3.7
Did the 10k in 2021
Challenging course - very hilly with uneven tracks for at least half of it. Not for beginners! Parking easy, but don't go if you need the loo - only had 6 toilets and had to delay the start because of the queue for it!
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3.3
Did the 10k in 2021
Parking was easy but you seriously need to consider the number of loos. Five was ridiculous given the crowds. Queuing half an hour before the race was not in the plan!
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4.0
Did the 5k in 2021
Really enjoyed the race, sadly not enough toilets for the amount of people. The finish everyone was muddle together so I didn't get any of the goodies. Not a big criticism as you were trying to be Covid safe.
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3.0
Did the 10k in 2021
Have already emailed but no response so far.Lovely route ,could of done with more toilets .On completion of 10k I noticed some had got bottles of beer to be told they had only ordered 400 but there were over 500 entries. When I said thats not great I was told by a man who was on the event crew maybe I should run faster. Yes if I could I would but me and the others paid the same amount. Clearly this person wasn't a runner as runners respect each other regardless of your pace. He wasn't joking infacy he was quite rude .However I did enjoy my run and the route was lovely
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3.3
Did the 10k in 2021
Only 6 toilets. Start was delayed due to lots of competitors queuing. Due to time spent standing in the queue and delayed start became very cold.Wicked hill but lovely down hill section. Difficult running over large sections of ‘rubble’ tracks
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3.7
Did the 5k in 2021
My first competitive 5k race and enjoyed the challenging course, even with the very steep hill I still managed a Pb! Volunteers very friendly. Only down side was only 6 toilets, had to wait 30 mins to use the loo! Only just made it to the start line on time!
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3.7
Did the 10k in 2021
Generally a well organised event, easy access and free parking. Collecting race numbers was really easy, but having arrived in good time for the start and for personal admin, the start was delayed by ten minutes. The reason being that there were only five potaloo's and a massive queue and this could have been managed much better. (addition of urinals, and generally more loos. The course was pretty good with a challenging hill climb. All in all a decent event just needs more loo's
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2021
A really well organised and inspiring event. Everything ran smoothly, the staff, volunteers and helpers were awesome. Would highly recommend for anyone. A run fit for all, beginners, amateurs and pros. Will be looking out for the next one!!
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4.0
Did the 5k in 2021
Really enjoyed this race with all my family the track to the car park was not the best but ample car parking spaces provided. Could of done with more toilet facilities. The course was challenging but good well marshalled great encouragement at the finish nice medal sweets and drink provided at the finish. Will certainly do this again well done all involved.
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Recent Questions
Mike Whaley
03/09/2021
Where are the 10k race photos
Ellie Cookson
03/09/2021
Hi Mike! You can find the race photos here https://thephbalance.pixieset.com/ldt_belvoir/ - or if you have the Let's Do This Together app, they should have pulled through on there based on your bib number :)
Paul North
30/08/2021
Do we get results by age group.
Joe Mead
31/08/2021
Hi Paul—I'm afraid that results for each age group aren't available for this event, however we've incorporated this feedback so it's likely that we'll have this in future events. Thanks very much for coming and I hope you had a great day out!
Hannah Hilton-Tapp
30/08/2021
When will we be able to see photos from the day and where will they be? Thanks!
Joe Mead
31/08/2021
Hi Hannah—thanks for attending the run! Photos are currently still in post production but as soon as they're finished we'll send a link out to you via email. Have a lovely week.
Jonathan Hale
30/08/2021
Where are the results? The so-called results 'link' leads nowhere..!?
Joe Pell
30/08/2021
https://www.titaniumracetiming.co.uk/TRT/races/index/181
Joe Pell
30/08/2021
https://www.titaniumracetiming.co.uk/TRT/races/index/182
Sarah Cartwright
27/08/2021
Are dogs allowed to attend with spectators
Joe Mead
27/08/2021
Hi Sarah, yes they are, provided they're kept on a leash!
Paola Morris
24/08/2021
I’m not a runner, but liking the idea of walking 10k. Is it ok to power walk it?
Joe Mead
24/08/2021
Hi Paola, you'll be fine to power walk the course!
Jane Parke
23/08/2021
What is the age range for the 2k kids race?
Joe Mead
24/08/2021
Hi Jane—any ages from 4-14 are welcome in the kids race!
Kate Marshall
23/08/2021
Can you please provide a little more detail about the parking as those local to the area may be nervous about this as there has been lots of recent publicity about parking at the Castle. Is it the main castle car park or is it a senate parking field which will be signposted.?
Kate Marshall
23/08/2021
That should read separate parking field
Joe Mead
23/08/2021
Hi Kate, parking will be free of charge and in a separate, signposted parking field. I hope that helps!
Emily Brown
23/08/2021
I've emailed Belvoir Castle to see if they can shed light on what's going on! Never known such a poorly organised event 🙄
Ellie Cookson
23/08/2021
Hi Emily! Really sorry for the delay in information, we have the route and information on parking arrangements and are putting together an informative email to send to you shortly. Thank you for your patience and I hope you're looking forward to the event!
Joe Mead
23/08/2021
Hi Emily! I can confirm that you have received and acknowledged an email with the event information. I'm sorry that you weren't informed sooner but I hope you're looking forward to a great day out!
Mark Wilson
23/08/2021
Is this event even happening? Five days to go and no route, no emails, no firm confirmations on parking arrangements... starting to get a bit worried that I've wasted my money here!
Emily Brown
23/08/2021
I feel the same!
Joe Mead
23/08/2021
Hi Mark, thanks for your question. We have the route and information on parking arrangements and are putting together an informative email to send to you shortly. Thank you for your patience and I hope you're looking forward to the event!
Emma Hopkinson
23/08/2021
Me too nothing!!
Joe Mead
23/08/2021
Hi Emma, I can confirm that you've been sent an email with the event information—you'll be receiving more information very soon! Parking is free and accessible via Cliff Road as indicated on the event page. The route is a 5km loop around the Castle and grounds and starts and finishes close to the parking and event village, as the event page shows. Thanks for raising your concern and your patience is appreciated!
Joe Mead
23/08/2021
Hi Mark, I can confirm that you've been sent an email with the event information—you'll be receiving more information very soon! Parking is free and accessible via Cliff Road as indicated on the event page. The route is a 5km loop around the Castle and grounds and starts and finishes close to the parking and event village, as the event page shows. Thanks for your question: your patience is appreciated!
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