Hillsborough Castle and Running Festival 2023

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Hillsborough Castle and Running Festival 2023
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Explore the beautiful ancient grounds in the Hillsborough Castle and Running Festival. This is a family-friendly running festival and one for everyone to enjoy with three distances on offer, there is a race for any ability.
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Group of 6, Half Marathon, Half Marathon inc. T-Shirt (+£12), and 6 more
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Calendar
Sun, 30 Jul 2023
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Royal Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Royal Hillsborough, Hillsborough BT26 6GT, UK
Start times
Sunday, 30 Jul 2023
Group of 6: TBCHalf Marathon: 9:00 amHalf Marathon inc. T-Shirt (+£12): 9:00 am10k: 9:30 am10k inc. T-Shirt (+£12): 9:30 amU16 5k: 9:45 am5k: 9:45 amU16 5k inc. T-Shirt (+£12): 9:45 am5k inc. T-Shirt (+£12): 9:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Hillsborough Castle and Running Festival 2023
U16 5k
Distance
5km
£10
5k
Distance
5km
£26
10k
Distance
10km
£28
Half Marathon
Distance
21km
£30
Route information
Starting and finishing within the beautiful Grounds of Hillsborough Castle, this closed road event will ensure runners feel safe and secure as they take on their running challenge.
Runners will head out onto the surrounding rural roads of Hillsborough, taking in the historic attractions of the local area, such as Hillsborough Fort and Hillsborough Lake. To end, runners will take a lap of the Gardens, a chance to soak in the tranquil atmosphere before crossing the finish.
The course will be fully way-marked with signs, arrows and distance markers. There will also be marshals stationed throughout the course to guide and encourage you on your way.
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What's included
  • Unique Finisher's Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Free official event photos
  • Post race goodies
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How to get there
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Royal Hillsborough, Hillsborough BT26 6GT, UK
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Parking
There will be parking at the venue for all runners.
By Train
Lisburn train station (5 miles away) and Moira train station (8 miles away) are located within close proximity to the Castle.
Event day logistics
09:00 Half Marathon starts
09:30 10k starts
09:45 5k starts
13:00 Event ends
*Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to register, attach your race number, drop your bag and warm up.
Age Restrictions
To enter the U16 5k race, entrants must be between the ages of 11 and 16.
To enter all other race entrants must be at least:
  • 11 and over to enter the 5k
  • 15 and over to enter the 10k
  • 17 and over to enter the Half Marathon
Cut-off Time
Please note that there is a strict 3 hour cut off time for the Half Marathon race.
Bag Drop
There will be a secure area where bags can be left, though it is recommended that you bring as little baggage as possible. Your bag tag is attached to your race number which you can tear off and attach to your bag.
Refreshments
There will be 1 water station on the 10k and 3 on the Half Marathon course. There will also be post-race goodies at the finish line.
Headphones
Headphones are not permitted at this event.
Race Results
Your race timings will be published on the RunThrough results page after the race.
Race start
After the warm-up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where the marshals will guide you to the start.
The Finish
Do not stop in the finish area, continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are integral to creating an electric atmosphere at an event like this, and so are strongly encouraged to come along and support the runners.
FAQs
Can I wear headphones during the Hillsborough Castle Running Festival?
The event organiser requests that you do not wear headphones during the race so you can hear the marshals, as well as be aware of your surroundings.
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Are there any age requirements for this Hillsborough Castle Running Festival races?
To enter the U16 5k race, entrants must be between the ages of 11 and 16. To enter all other race entrants must be at least, 11 and over to enter the 5k, 15 and over to enter the 10k, 17 and over to enter the Half Marathon.
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Will there be photos taken during the Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, and where will I be able to find them?
RunThrough will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on the RunThrough photos page on the website after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
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Reviews
4.6
18 reviews
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