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Jun 26

Heineken Race To The Castle 2021

June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Heineken Race To The Castle
Conquer the Castle in this epic adventure spanning 100km of the British countryside. Take it on in part, non-stop, or opt to camp and make a weekend of it Heineken Race To The Castle.

Heineken Race To The Castle routes


The ultimate weekend exploring the trails and relaxing and rejuvenating at the halfway point.

Route: Kirkharle to Bamburgh Castle
Distance: 100km
Elevation: 3,524.97 ft

This epic route will take runners through hilly woodlands and breathtaking moorlands of Northumberland National Park. You’ll be running side by side with nature as you follow the trail to basecamp along the River Coquet.

Refreshed from a nights sleep, runners will spend most of the day running by the coastline, navigating sandy trails all the way to the finish line in Bamburgh. Relax and enjoy the celebrations after a rewarding weekend of running.


The non-stop route will take participants through the least populated of the UK’s National Parks.

Route: Kirkharle to Bamburgh Castle
Distance: 100km
Elevation: 3,524.97 ft

Northumberland National park boasts the cleanest rivers and clearest air along with some of the most breathtaking scenery in England. The route winds across stunning moorland and through ancient woodland to the coast, where you will be greeted by charming seaside towns on your way to the iconic Bamburgh Castle.

DAY 1:

Route: Kirkharle to Basecamp
Distance: 50km

Spend your Saturday morning with hundreds of fellow trail runners diving straight into woodland hills, moorlands and experiencing the endless beauty that is Northumberland National Park.

Twisting and turning with the River Coquet, you’ll hit basecamp before you know it, and be greeted with food, bars, and a buzzing atmosphere. A great mix of a rewarding day of trail running and a fun social afternoon, there is no greater feeling.

DAY 2:

Route: Basecamp to Bamburgh Castle
Distance: 50km

Start your Sunday morning bright and early from basecamp and wind along the river all the way to the Northern coastline. Running along sandy trails, and with fresh sea air to breathe in, this 50km route will feel like a breeze!

Finish up your run at Bamburgh Castle where festivities and celebrations await you.

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June 26, 2021
June 27, 2021
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Kirkharle Courtyard
Kirkharle Courtyard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE19 2PE
Newcasle, England NE19 2PE United Kingdom
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