Race to the Castle 10km

Sunday 5th April 2020

The Race to the Castle 10km sees runners charging to the Lancaster Castle completing a loop around the battlements before heading for home victorious!


Our 10km aims to be a friendly event organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a well supported series of races for every type of runner, as well as providing the opportunity to support local charities at the same time. 


To new runners, and those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support that is designed for all. 


Regardless if you are an elite runner with prize winning ambitions, chasing a new personal best time, or just out to enjoy the views down the River Lune then this race is just right for you!


This race has one hill but it is not the killer hill that you may have run up previously! At this race you get to go down that hill!



Course Info

Our host is the Lancaster Holiday Inn with the start & finish directly behind the race HQ.


Course route



Race Information



Where does the race start & what time does it start?

The Race HQ is at Holiday Inn Lancaster, Caton Road, Lancaster LA1 3RA with the race starting at 11am.


Where can I park?

Parking for competitors and supporters will be available at the Park & Ride which is a 5 minute walk from the Holiday Inn. Parking at the Hotel could result in a parking ticket so please use the car park listed in the link below.


Park & Ride Information


Where can I stay in Lancaster?

Lancaster has a number of hotels and B&B’s in the centre and outskirts of the city. Please contact us for more information with your requirements and we’ll do our best to match you to appropriate accommodation.


What is the race route?
The races follow the River Lune and are a very scenic, peaceful route and also a spectator friendly.


Mainly set on public pathways the routes are traffic-free with only a small road section.


Race routes can be found on www.lancaster-race-series.co.uk


What are the rules for the event?

This race is run under UK Athletics rules.


How far apart are the drinks stations?
The drinks stations will be at approximately the 2mile points on the route.


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 the races

To enter the 10km runners must be 15 years old or older on the day of the race. 


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

We are now unable to offer swaps and refunds.

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 & paths 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 room within the hotel to store bags.


Where are the toilets?
There are ample toilets in the Holiday Inn.

When will the results be available and when is the presentation?
Results will be posted online soon after the race and hopefully available on the day.


Where is a good place to spectate?
The course is inaccessible without transport but we have a number of course sites where you will be able to spectate and get a drink from as well!


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