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Race to the Castle


Because of extensive damage from Storms Arwen, Malik, Corrie and Eunice that took place between November 2021 - February 2022, large sections of the planned route for Race to the Castle are closed to the public and the organisers have had to cancel the event. 

All registered participants will have been contacted by Threshold to outline their options:

1. Transfer their place to another Threshold event in 2022.
2. Defer to 2023 (free of charge).
3. Request a 100% refund of their entry fee (less booking fee). 

All enquiries should be directed to Threshold. Participants will be able to find more information on each option and the deadline to confirm their choice on the Participant Information Platform. 

Head off from the start line into the hilly woodlands and stunning moorlands of the famous Northumberland National Park. Abundant with wildlife, see if you can spot the renowned red squirrel before following the trail along the River Coquet all the way to basecamp. 

Carrying on your Ultra Marathon journey, you'll soon hit the coastline which will accompany you for the rest of the day. Navigate the sandy trails before finishing in Bamburgh where celebration and jubilation await you!

This is a challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, experience and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker - choose to camp over the weekend or take on 100km in one go. 

What’s included?

• Training programme tailored to all levels
• Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
• Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
• Bag transport to the finish
• Medical support at pit stops and en route
• Finisher’s medal


Help for Heroes is an official Partner on this great challenge, and can offer you up to 70% discount on your charity registration fee!

  • Double marathon: non-stop - £40 registration fee + £450 fundraising

  • Weekender: 2 days, camping, dinner and breakfast - £60 registration fee + £450 fundraising

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The Events Team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am —5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.