Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
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.
Unique themed medal
Free official event photos
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!
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.
EXCEPTIONALLY WELL ORGANISED EVENT
Good Running Event
The run itself was very hilly which isn't surprising from the name of the town. This is made easier from gorgeous lakes, deep woodland, beautiful countryside and the stunning castle grounds. This run has it all! Hard run but I would highly recommend. Had a great day out. Course could be updated potentially to has less of the final section of the run in the castle grounds as it is tight and twisty but all in all very enjoyable.