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Cathedral to Castle Run
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This 10-mile, multi-terrain run in aid of some fantastic causes takes participants from Lichfield Cathedral to Tamworth Castle. Perfect for beginners or those looking to achieve a new PB, this fast, mainly flat course will suit all types of runner. Finish your run and claim your post-race goodies.
10 Mile
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Sun, 7 Apr 2024
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Beacon Park, Lichfield WS13, UK
Start times
Sunday, 7 Apr 2024
10 Mile: 8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Cathedral to Castle Run
10 Mile
£27 - £34.50
Route information
This exciting multi-terrain run takes in the country roads and urban areas of Staffordshire from Lichfield to Tamworth, with proceeds going to support local charities and worthwhile causes. The course is fast and mostly flat, so is ideal for all runners - from novices aiming to complete their first 10-mile event to experienced runners aiming for a new PB.
Following roads, paths, tracks and canal towpaths, runners will begin in Beacon Park at the cathedral and head into Lichfield's centre. The route goes along Darnford Lane and then onto the local paths around Whittington Heath.
The course also takes in Hopwas Woods, the canal and the village of Hopwas, before a short road section brings runners into Wiggington Park in Tamworth. The closing section of the race continues onwards into the grounds of Tamworth Castle, the Grade 1-listed Norman castle with views of the River Anker. Runners will be able to unwind at the family fun day in the castle's grounds post-race.
The course will be fully marked, so no need to worry about getting lost!
What's included
  • Fantastic finisher's medal!
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Goodie bag on completion
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Race number and timing chip
  • Bag drop (transport of your bag from Beacon Park to Tamworth Castle Grounds)
  • Water along the route
  • Snack and water at the end of the race
  • Optional coach transfer
How to get there
Beacon Park, Lichfield WS13, UK
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By Car
Beacon Park is a 33-minute drive from Birmingham's city centre via the A38.
Participants are encouraged to park in Tamworth near the finish line and then use the coach shuttle to the start. It is free to use the Tamworth Borough Council car parks on Sunday (except for the NCP car park).
Alternatively, you can park in Lichfield near the start. Some of the car parks are free on Sundays. There will not be a shuttle to Lichfield after the race.
Coach Shuttle
There will be a coach service running from Tamworth to the race start in Lichfield before the race, available at an extra cost of £5.50. Please select this option when booking. Runners will be notified of where to park for the coach service closer to the event date.
Event day logistics
08:30 start
Race Packs
Your pack with your race number and timing chip will be mailed to you approximately 10 days prior to the event to the postal address you provide at checkout. If your race number has not arrived 5 days before the run, please contact the organiser at
Age Requirements
All runners must be a minimum of 14 years old on the day of the event in order to take part. Please note all 14-16-year-olds must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Bag Drop
There will be a bag drop at the start in Beacon Park. Once the run is completed, you will be able to collect your belongings at the finishing area in Tamworth Castle Grounds. Run numbers must be worn to facilitate appropriate identification of each bag.
Refreshment Stations
These will be located every 3 miles along the route at the following locations:
  • 3 Miles - Darnford Lane, about halfway between the Darnford Moors Golf Club and Whittington village
  • 6 Miles - near Hopwas School
  • 9 Miles - Wigginton Park
  • Finish - Tamworth Castle grounds
The top three male and top three female finishers will receive trophies. All participants will receive a finisher's medal.
When will I receive my t-shirt and medal for the Cathedral to Castle Run?
You will be able to collect your t-shirt in Tamworth Castle Grounds after you have finished the race.
Are there water stations at the Cathedral to Castle Run?
Yes there will be 3 water stations along the course as well as one at the finish.
When will I get my rack pack for the Cathedral to Castle Run?
Your race pack, including your race number and timing chip will be posted to you 10 days prior to the race.
How old must I be to take part in the Cathedral to Castle Run?
All runners must be a minimum of 14 years old. Note that runners aged 14-16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
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