Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k
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Epic doesn't begin to describe this event by Tough Runner UK. With a stunning location and a buzzing event atmosphere, this event will be enjoyed by all. So whether you're new to trail running or just looking for your next epic event, this is perfect for everyone.
10k, 5k , and Half Marathon
Sun 3rd Jul 2022
Thornhill, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on 2,000 participants
Based on location
Where and when
Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill DG3 4AQ, UK
Half Marathon:10:30am |
Exact routes will be available closer to the event date.
History of the Callendar House
Visit Drumlanrig Castle and you’ll immerse yourself in over 600 years of The Douglas Family’s history. The story began in the 14th Century when William, the son of James, 2nd Earl of Drumlanrig (who died at Otterburn in 1388) became the 1st Laird of Drumlanrig.
Over the decades the Douglas family stayed close to the monarchy, a relationship, which as you’d expect, benefitted both the Douglases and the royals. However the relationship did have its difficult times and James Douglas was one of the Lords responsible for driving Mary Queen of Scots out of the country in 1567.
Yet Mary’s son, James Vl and l, chose to visit Drumlanrig in 1617 and the royal bond continued to strengthen. William, 3rd Earl of Queensberry, was very loyal to Charles II and was made 1st Duke of Queensberry in 1684. The Castle you see today was built to reflect his new-found status. Its rich history – told in both art and architecture – keeps the family history alive and stands as a fitting tribute to a clan who have preserved Drumlanrig Castle throughout generations for you to enjoy today. The setting is so authentic that the producers of Outlander recently used Drumlanrig as one of their filming locations for the second series.
- Finisher's Medal
- Fully marked and marshalled route
- Water Stations
- Awards for top 3 finisher's
- Chip-timed event
- Food vendors at the event
- Free official race photography
- Fully trained medics
How to get there
Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill DG3 4AQ, UKGet full directions
Some peoples sat nav directions take them to a no-entry sign. If this happens to you, please follow the green signs that bring you back around to the Castle.
Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate is situated just off the A76 (Dumfries to Kilmarnock), 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. Just an hour away from Glasgow.
There will be parking onsite for a fee of £5 payable on the day. The event will be wheelchair accessible.
The 246 bus service (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries in the South and Ayr in the North via Cumnock, will drop you at the Estate entrance on the A76 (no service brings you to the Castle itself). The walk from here to the Castle is 1.5 miles through the beautiful Estate grounds.
The X74 bus service will bring you from Glasgow to Cumnock. Then change to the 246 bus service (Ayr – Dumfries) to the Estate entrance for a 1.5 mile walk through the stunning Estate. Alternatively, you could take a local taxi.
The 101 bus service will bring you from Edinburgh to Thornhill, then change to the 246 bus service north to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi.
The Visit Scotrail stops at Sanquhar. You would then take the 246 bus service south (Ayr-Dumfries) to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi. Coming from Carlisle, you could take the 246 bus service north (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries Whitesands, or take a taxi.
There are taxi operators in Thornhill (Thornhill Taxis 07551217733) and Sanquhar (B J Taxis Tel. 01659 58198 and Murphy’s Taxis Tel. 07961977691) who will gladly convey you to the Castle (depending on availability – best to check price and book before you set out).
Easy access is afforded from Prestwick International Airport (A76) and from the International Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh by hired car.
Event day logistics
08:00 Registration opens
10:00 Registration closes
10:20 Race briefing for Half Marathon
10:30 Half Marathon starts
10:40 Race briefing for 10k
10:45 10k starts
10:50 Race briefing for 5k
11:00 5k starts
13:00 Awards Ceremony starts
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Is there a bag drop at the Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
No, there will not be a bag drop at the event site and runners are encouraged to leave their valuables in their car.
Will there be photos taken at the Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Yes! There will be a photographer at the event snapping photos free for all runners.
Will there be water on route at the Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Yes, there will be water located at the start/finish, and halfway point.
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