Trimpell 20miles

18th March 2018 

Race venue for 2018 is still the Lancaster Castle!


99% traffic free through the historic City of Lancaster and the stunning Lancashire Lune Valley countryside.


The Trimpell 20 aims to be a friendly race organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a superb event for every type of runner as well as supporting local charities. It is an ideal race before your chosen Marathon.


For those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support. It is however a tough distance and despite some breath taking views along the Lune Valley we recommend some serious training beforehand.


Regardless if you are an elite runner with prize winning ambitions, chasing a new personal best time, or one of the many unsung heroes for whom a marathon is the ultimate challenge and this is your preparation, we promise you a race that is tailored specifically for you that you will not forget in a while!!



Course Information

Race HQ is located at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel.


The course is 99% traffic free and is a flat, fast course which is perfect preparation for a fast marathon. There is 1 hill on the route and it is at very end of the route leading up to the Castle itself.




Race Information


When is the race in 2018?

The 2018 race is on the 18th March at 11am


Where is the race start?

The race start is two minutes away from the race HQ just off the Gaint Axe playing field and finish will be inside the Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, LA1 1YJ. 




Numbers and Baggage will be in the Royal Kings Arms


Royal Kings Arms Hotel

75 Market Street




Where can I park?

Parking around the Castle itself is P&D but Lancaster has a number of car parks that are within a 10minute walk. Please follow the carpark link to work out the best carpark for your pre-race preparation.


What is the race route?
The race takes in some scenic Lancaster Lune Valley countryside and route maps can be found on


The courses are fast and is undulating in parts and the majority of the route is traffic free.


What are the rules for the event?

This race has been measured and certified permitted under UKA Rules.


How far apart are the drinks stations?
The drinks stations will be 2.5 to 3 miles apart.


What else will be available on the course?

A number of marshals and community groups will be on the course providing runners with jelly babies and Vaseline if required!


Will there be start zones?


Will there be mile or km markers?
There will be mile markers, every mile.


How old do I need to be to run?

To run the Trimpell 20 miles you must be 18 on race day.


Where can I find my race info?

If you live in the UK and entered by post, this race info will be posted out to you explaining the details for race day. If you entered online your information will be sent to the email stated in the online application. Please check your spam as sometimes emails go into this folder instead of standard email inboxes.


Numbers are to be collected on the day of the race.


How do I get my race number?

You can collect your number on the day at the venue below.


Royal Kings Arms Hotel

75 Market Street




I can't run - What is your refund policy? Can I transfer my number?

Unfortunately, there is a no refund policy and we are now unable to transfer numbers.

What if I am ill, injured or unfit before the race?
We recommend that you do not run if you feel ill, injured or have not trained for this event. If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Can I run in Fancy Dress?
Yes we welcome runners in fancy dress. Please take care with your choice of fancy dress as roads and cycleways are NOT closed to the public.

Can I wear an iPod or music player?
It is not recommended. For your own safety you need to be aware of what is around you, and to be able to take instructions from marshals.


Is there a baggage store?

There will be a space to store your bag during the race at the Kings Arms Hotel.


Where are the toilets?
There are a number of toilets around the Castle grounds & Royal Kings Arms Hotel but due to the nature of the venues, there are no additional change facilities. 


When will the results be available?
Results will be posted online soon after the race on



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