New dates announced for ultra-marathon Race to the Castle in Northumberland

Race to the Castle finishes at Bamburgh CastleRace to the Castle finishes at Bamburgh Castle
Race to the Castle finishes at Bamburgh Castle | Other 3rd Party
Get on your marks for a Northumberland ultra-marathon as it announces new dates for 2021.

Heineken Race to the Castle was due to take place on June 6 and 7, 2020, from Kirkharle to Bamburgh Castle, but this year’s event had to be cancelled due to coronovirus.

Now organisers Threshold Sports has revealed new provisional dates for the endurance event of June 26-27, 2021.

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The 100km ultra marathon will pass many landmarks and will take a mixture of runners, joggers and walkers across some of the most varied and beautiful terrain the UK has to offer.

Participants will start in Kirkharle and make their way through the world-renowned Northumberland National Park where they will have to overcome a variety of terrains including hilly woodland and stunning moorlands. The route then changes to one of the most awe-inspiring but challenging coastlines of the North East.

Here, participants are faced with sandy trails all the way to the finish at the spectacular Bamburgh Castle.

Threshold Sports offer the option to complete the challenge non-stop, or across two days, where you can relax at the midway Basecamp. With hot food, bars, a stretching area, music, hot showers and your own two-person tent, it offers a place to unwind, relax and recharge for the next day.

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Race to the Castle is Threshold Sports’ first event in the North East and follows successful ultra-marathons it holds across the country including Race to the Tower and Race to the King.

To register your interest for the event, visit

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