Teesdale Athletic Club - Raby Castle Races

Raby Castle Races

Sunday 20th May 2018

 

The Event

The 16th annual Raby Castle Races will take place on Sunday 20th May 2018 under UKA Licence Number: 2018-33484.

The event will be hosted once again by Teesdale Athletic Club within the magnificant grounds of Raby Castle, near Staindrop, in Teesdale, and its surrounding estate. This year will see a full programme of four races for all abilities, including the 1.2 km Fun Run for those aged 8 years old and under and the 3 km Fun Run for those aged 11 year old and under. Following the junior events a 5.0 km distance for those aged 11 years and over will take place followed by the 10 km race for all competitors aged 16 years and over.

This is a very popular event and despite increasing the number of available places both the 5.0 km and 10 km events sold out swiftly last year. The Race Director advises competitors to book early to avoid disappointment.

Raby Castle Races - Sunday 20th May 2018
 
Raby Castle Races - Sunday 20th May 2018
 
Raby Castle Races - Sunday 20th May 2018
 

The Route

Course Measurement Certificate Number: 14/177.

The course is situated in scenic parkland which surrounds Raby Castle. The 5.0 km and 10 km races are mainly on tarmac though part of the course is on a section of good woodland trail. 5.0 km runners will complete one lap, whereas 10 km runners will complete two. The 1.2 km Fun Run and 3.0 Fun Run events will be on tarmac.

A number of Marshals will be dispatched on the day guiding you round the course and providing plenty of support and encouragement. For your safety and those around you please obey all instructions given by marshals and race officials.

A water station will be available to all 10 km race competitors at the 5.0 km point. All competitors will receive water after crossing the finish line.

1.2 km Fun Run

The 1.2 km Fun Run is a fantastic opportunity for our younger athletes supported by family and friends to enjoy the occasion where athletes of all ages and abilities come together to enjoy a common passion. Runners can marvel at Raby Castle before completing the final section and crossing the finish line, collecting your well deserved winners medal.

Click on the map to open an interactive route map.

Click on map to open interactive route map
 

3.0 km Fun Run

The 3.0 km Fun Run takes runners on a 2 lap circuit including a short out and back section on the first lap only. Marshals will help you keep on track and you'll be sure to receive plenty of support from family and friends as you cross the finish line and collect your winners medal.

Click on the map to open an interactive route map.

Click on map to open interactive route map
 

5.0 km Race

The 5.0 km Race is a 1 lap course taking runners initially uphill to the highest point on the course at about the 1.5 km mark. Continuing on tarmac, passing through a farmyard before heading back toward the finish passing first through woodland on good trail tracks. Emerging from the wood with just 1 km before the finish, you are now back onto tarmac road. A sprint finish will help secure a great finish time and well deserved winners medal.

Click on the map to open an interactive route map.

Click on map to open interactive route map
 

10 km Race

The 10 km Race follows the same route as the 5 km Race however unlike the 5.0 km Race the 10 km Race guides runners around the course for a second lap. A water station is provided for all 10 km runners only at about the 5.0 km mark. There are plenty of marshals dispatched around the course to help you keep safe and guide you round the course.

Click on the map to open an interactive route map.

Click on map to open interactive route map
 

Presentations

All competitors will receive a winners medal on crossing the finish line. The presentation of prizes will take place approximately 13:00 to 13:15 near the finish line. Details of prize categories can be see in the Full Race Details section listed below. All results will be published as soon as they are available.

How to Enter

Online Entry

Online entry to the Teesdale Athletic Club Raby Races 2018 is now open. To enter online click on the required event badge below. You will be invited to complete a registration form and make payment. You can add multiple entry forms to your shopping basket before making final payment. Please note a small charge of 3.4% and 20p on every online payment is included in the ticket price shown to cover costs of using the online payment scheme.

Postal Entry

Alternatively, we are pleased to accept postal entries too. Click here to download the postal entry form. Please send your completed entry form to the address shown on the form complete with cheque made payable to 'Teesdale Athletic Club'. Please do not send cash in the post.

Late Entry

Late entries can be purchased on the day from Race HQ (subject to availability). It will close promptly at 09:45 for the 1.2 km Fun Run, 3.0 km Fun Run and 5.0 km race. Late entries for the 10 km race will close at 10:30. Payment must be made in cash or cheque only.

Click here to enter Raby Castle Races 1.2 km event Click here to enter Raby Castle Races 3.0 km event Click here to enter Raby Castle Races 5.0 km event Click here to enter Raby Castle Races 10 km Affiliated Club Runner event Click here to enter Raby Castle Races 10 km Non Club Runner event
£5.00
per person
Age: 8 years and under
£6.00
per person
Age: 11 years and under
£11.00
per person
Age: 11 years and over
£17.00
per person
Age: 16 years and over
£19.00
per person
Age: 16 years and over

Race Numbers

This year we have decided not to post race numbers out to competitors before the race. Instead all Race Numbers will be available to collect from Race HQ on the day. Please allow extra time to collect your race number before the start of your event; and don't forget your safety pins.

Location

Raby Castle is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent 14th century castles still standing in the country. This great fortress provides the perfect setting for one of the most popular races in Teesdale and surrounding dales race calendar. Located on the A688, 1 mile North of Staindrop, whether you are travelling by car or public transport, Raby Castle is easy accessible from all directions. For SAT NAV use Post Code DL2 3HA. On arrival signs will directed to enter the Raby Castle Estate through the North Gate. Follow the road ahead towards staff who will direct you to the car parking area.

All guest travelling by motor vehicle are kindly requested to arrive before 09:45 in order to keep everyone safe as possible.

 
 
 

Why not uncover the history at Raby Castle during your visit. Built by the mighty Nevills in the 14th Century, and home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, you’ll be fascinated as knowledgeable and friendly Guides help bring history to life with guided tours of the halls and chambers which house fabulous interiors, art collections and dramatic architecture. You will be able to enjoy the extensive grounds and spot wildlife in the deer park. Or stroll in the walled gardens, discover the Carriage Collection or explore the Woodland Play Area. A visit to the Tearoom and a browse around the gift shop all combine for a memorable day out. For more information about Raby Castle click here.

Teesdale Athletic Club has negotiated free entrance to the Raby Castle Gardens to all race entrants and spectators after 11:00 on production of your race number.

Full Race Details

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Sunday 20th May 2018
First race starts at 10:00
Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, DL2 3AH
www.teesdaleac.com

Details
Race Licence Number 2018-33484
Registration Online and Postal entries
Race Numbers Collect from Race HQ on the day
Start Times 1.2 km Fun Run 10:00
3.0 km Fun Run 10:15
5.0 km Race 10:35
10 km Race 11:15
Age 1.2 km Fun Run 8 years and under
3.0 km Fun Run 11 years and under
5.0 km Race 11 years and over
10 km Race 16 years and over
Race HQ Located near Start/Finish
Facilities Tearoom
Free on-site car parking
Access to Raby Castle Gardens to race entrants
Toilets
First Aid
Bag Drop Due to parking availability near the start and finish, there will not be a baggage tent.
Prizes Winners medal for all finishers and the following voucher prizes for runners completing the 10 km race only:
Male Female
1st: Senior £45.00 Senior £45.00
2nd: Senior £30.00 Senior £30.00
3rd: Senior £20.00 Senior £20.00
1st: v40 £30.00 v35 £30.00
2nd: v40 £20.00 v35 £20.00
1st: v50 £30.00 v45 £30.00
2nd: v50 £20.00 v45 £20.00
1st: v60 £20.00 v55 £20.00
1st: v70 £20.00 v65 £20.00
Water Water will be available at the finish for all competitors and also from a Water Station located at the 5.0 km point on 10 km race only.
Car Parking In the grounds of Raby Castle Estate.
Polite Notice:
Guests travelling by motor vehicle are kindly requested to arrive
before 09:45 in order to help keep everyone safe as possible.

Friends and Sponsors of Raby Castle Races 2018

Teesdale Athletic Club would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to the following friends and sponsors of the Raby Castle Races 2018, without whom the Raby Castle Races 2018 would not be possible. We invite you to support these community-minded organisations.

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