RunThrough Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

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Booked 4 times in the last week
£10.00 - £28.00
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Starting and finishing within the beautiful grounds of Hillsborough Castle, this family-friendly running festival is one for everyone to enjoy. With three distances on offer, there is a race for any ability. Reach the finish and wear your finisher's medal with pride.
Participants
U16 5k, 5k, 10k, and 5 more
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Calendar
Sun 24th Jul 2022
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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4.5
(39 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6GT, UK
Start times
Sun 24th Jul 2022
U16 5k:
9:30am |
5k:
9:30am |
10k:
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
U16 5k inc. T-Shirt (+£8):
9:30am |
5k inc. T-Shirt (+£8):
9:30am |
10k inc. T-Shirt (+£8):
9:30am |
Half Marathon inc. T-Shirt (+£8):
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
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U16 5k
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5km
£10.00
5k
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5km
£18.00
U16 5k inc. T-Shirt (+£8)
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5km
£18.00
5k inc. T-Shirt (+£8)
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5km
£26.00
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, 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
09:30 All races start
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 water stations after each lap of the race. There will also be water, flapjacks and bananas at the finish line.
Headphones
It is not recommended that you wear headphones during the race. This is so you stay alert to your surroundings and hear the encouragement from marshals and spectators. There will also be pedestrians on the paths you'll be running who you'll need to be aware of.
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. Please leave the race village as soon as possible after the race to avoid groups congregating.
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RunThrough is one of the UK’s premier running event organisers. Their events are widely regarded as inclusive and friendly, with the RunThrough community being at the heart of everything they do. Runners can enter a huge variety of distances from 5k’s all the way up to the mighty marathon. If you’re new to running and looking to book onto your first event, then these events are the ones for you.
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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.
FAQ's
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 Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
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Reviews
4.5
39 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Didn’t like last mile finish disorienting Marshall’s in forest bored and on phones ones at anahilt good won’t do it again
Chris N
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3.7
Did the 10K in 2019
+ Fun course+Great marshals+Lots of quality pictures- Communication for parking was a bit delaying in getting to us -The end was a bit of muddle of fast finishers running into slow runners of the short races. Could you mark lanes for 5K, 10K, HM finishes
Kevin t
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4.3
Did the 10K in 2019
Love it all only problem was the 10k and 5k and half came together got a bit bottleneck for anyone looking at getting times so maybe look at that but other than that brilliant day alround
Laura J
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Thought this was a great first event for Hillsborough! Lovely to get to see the castle as well and I thought the route was lovely. I hope this is back again next year! Hopefully there will be more of an atmosphere the more times the event takes place.
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5.0
Did the 5K in 2019
Great for a first time course and festival. Nice set up, good tricky course would recommend and do again!
Jemma.S
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4.3
Did the 10K in 2019
The most well organised running event I have ever taken part in, from start to finish! Plenty of WC and no queues. Great pop up tents after the race. Grounds were stunning. Different terrains for running. Plenty of parking. Lots of opportunity for photographs on course. Only disappointing thing was that the half marathon and 10K were over their set kilometres by 0.5 and the last kilometre was hill after hill after hill. Definitely not an opportunity to gain a PB and definitely not a race for beginners, quite off putting for those running their first 5K. Nonetheless, hats off to all those involved in running the event, ran so smoothly.
Philip pm
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Everything.was decentbin my opinion the only thing i found to be.a bit if a pain was because i was doin half marathon on the way back the 10k turn around point joined into our run ... which cause a bit of hassle for me personally as i waa pasing myself of the guy in 3rd then there was a massive crowd then he just dissappeared.:) its not a major thats me nit pickin but was awesone i enjoyed it and will do it again 100% hopefully even more turn out next time
shane
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Enjoyed it, and well run event, though personally wouldnt do half here again with current route - last 2miles being very tough elevation wise
Sarah G
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5.0
Did the 10K in 2019
What a rush! Still buzzing! I absolutely loved this run. Loved the mixed terrain. Really picturesque. Fav run to date. I think I got that runners high.
K morrow
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4.7
Did the 10K in 2019
I enjoyed the run itself, organised well and great atmosphere. The multiple emails regarding start time changes and parking were confusing though. A challenging course but overall I enjoyed it - great medal too and snacks aplenty afterwards.
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Recent Questions
Lisamarie Griffin
8/29/2019
Hi my husband did this event on 18th August his number was 542 Tony O'Connor and his chip on but his results are not there could someone please check for me thank you.
Steph Ede
8/30/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. I have checked also and your husband's results are currently not there. We can definitely resolve this and so if you could please contact our customer support team they will help you out - support@letsdothis.com Many thanks! :)
Michael Logan
8/14/2019
Can the half marathon be entered on the day.
Steph Ede
8/15/2019
Hi there. I am sorry to inform you but this event is sold out for this year.
Esther Hardy
8/8/2019
Hi, would the 5k event be suitable for a running chair to be pushed on?
Steph Ede
8/13/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately as the course is multi-terrain and narrow in some places so it is not suitable for a running chair to be pushed on. For any further enquiries please contact customer support and they will help you out - support@letsdothis.com Many thanks! :)
Hannah Galbraith
8/7/2019
Hi, I was just wondering what the gradient was like on the 10km course as a little hard to tell from the map? Thanks
Steph Ede
8/9/2019
Hi there. The gradient overall is mixed but the steepest uphill is 3% and the steepest downhill is -5%! :)
Kevin Doran
8/6/2019
Is there pacers on the 10k?
Steph Ede
8/9/2019
Hi there. There are no pacers for the 10k but runners are set off in waves based on expected finish times so you will be surrounded by people running at the same pace as you :)
Cathal O'Connell
7/25/2019
I signed up for the 10K yesterday (24/7/19) and have yet to receive a confirmation email.
Frank Kennedy
6/24/2019
Is there any age groups as I'm a 66 year old novice runner. Thanks
Steph Ede
6/24/2019
Hi there! There are plenty of age categories at this event so you will be timed again your fellow 65+ runners :)
Katie Connaughty
7/29/2019
How far are the family races?
Steph Ede
7/29/2019
Hi there! There are only a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon on offer! :)
Andy Stewart
7/29/2019
Hi, is there a finishers t shirt provided?
Steph Ede
7/30/2019
Hi! There is no finishers t-shirt for this event!
Keith McG
5/11/2019
Is there a minimum age tor the 5k race?
Steph Ede
5/13/2019
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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