Raby Castle Races 2017

The Raby Castle runs were held on Sunday May 21st 2017 consisting of the main 10k race, the popular 5k race, and the 1.2k kiddies run and the new 3k fun run for the 11 yr olds and under.


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The Raby Castle runs are run entirely within the grounds of Raby Castle, and apart from the odd tractor the races are virtually traffic free. The races takes you through the scenic Raby Castle Estate with deer herds and long horned cattle; one lap for the 5k and two laps for the 10k. Please note that the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes. The 1.2k fun run is one lap from the start and then cuts back past the front of Raby Castle to the finish area.

Entry to the race gives you access to the Raby Castle grounds and gardens for your family during and after the race.

Important Note: we are using the North Gate for entry and exit this year, cars will be parked at the far north end of the estate so please follow marshall's instructions for parking. Late entries will be available on the day and the late entry tent will be situated on the large field near the finish area.

The first Raby Castle events were held in 2003 after the cancellation of the Barnard Castle 10mile run and 4mile fun run in 2001. We receive entries from various parts of the country and lots of interest from all the local running clubs who supply a number of top athletes at this event. The current 10k course record is 30 minutes and 16 seconds set by Yarod Hagos in 2012, the ladies record is held by Sarah Tunstall who set a time of 35 minutes and 54 seconds in 2009.

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The 2016 Races were sponsored by Addisons Estate Agents, Boho Boo, Teesdale Carpet and Décor Centre, Hawcroft Electrical, S and A Building Merchants, Wade Glass and Windows, Jane Ascroft Accountancy, Saks Hair & Beauty, Karen Bell Fitness, Anthony Nixon Bespoke Furniture Makers, Up and Running Darlington and Northumbrian Water, many thanks to you all.