Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland

Organiser's Description

The new Hillsborough Castle Running Festival with include family races, a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon! Come and run the inaugural event at Hillsborough Castle and take the opportunity to race around this unique location!

These road-closed races will start and finish within the beautiful grounds of Hillsborough Castle, before heading out onto the surrounding rural roads of Hillsborough and taking in historic attractions in the local area such as Hillsborough Fort and Hillsborough Lake, and finishing with a lap of the Gardens before crossing the finish line in the event village. Each mile is accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.


  • 5 km - Under 16
    £16 BOOK
  • 5 km
    £16 BOOK
  • 10 km
    £20 BOOK
  • Half Marathon
    £26 BOOK

Unique themed medal

Free official event photos

Goodie bag

Closed Roads

Hillsborough Castle, The Square, Hillsborough, BT26 6AG

Starting and finishing within the Grounds of Hillsborough Castle, the course will head out onto the surrounding CLOSED ROADS of Hillsborough and take in the glorious local sights such as Hillsborough Lake. This course gives you the opportunity to take in the rural surroundings on traffic free roads!

Hillsborough 5K Route
Hillsborough 10K Route

There will be parking at the venue for all runners.

Lisburn train station (5 miles away) and Moira train station (8 miles away) are located within close proximity to the Castle. Buses from Lisburn and Belfast also serve Hillsborough Castle, but it is advised to check the scheduled timetables of these services for race day.

Book your place

  • £16
  • £16
  • £20
  • £26

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Additional Info

This is a running race. 3 hours 15 minutes after the race start normal rules of the road will apply. Please do not enter if you are likely to take longer than 3 hours to complete the 13.1 mile route.

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