Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival

When

24 July 2022

09.30

Entry information

Entry includes chip timed results, unique themed medal, free official event photos and a goodie bag.

On 24 July 2022, the gardens will be free to enter before 14:00.

Entry prices
Under 16s 5k: £10.00
5k: £18.00
10k: £20.00
Half marathon: £24.00


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Enter at the Running Festival website

Join us for the second Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, 10k, and half marathon, brought to you by RunThrough Events.

These road closed races will start and finish within the beautiful grounds of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, before heading out onto the surrounding rural roads of Hillsborough and taking in historic attractions such as Hillsborough Fort and Hillsborough Lake.

The races will finish with a lap of the gardens before crossing the finish line. Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and there will be plenty of marshals to keep you on track. You will be able to get your hands on a well-earned unique themed medal at the finish line.

Every entry will include chip timed results, a unique themed medal, free official event photos and a goodie bag.

Parking

Parking for runners is available in our Main Car Park from 7:00am.

Runners of various ages are wearing runners fests and are running along a path lined with Yew Trees on a sunny day.
Runners of various ages are wearing runners fests and are running along a path lined with Yew Trees on a sunny day.
Runners of various ages are wearing runners fests and are running along a path lined with Yew Trees on a sunny day.
View of the Walled Garden with plants in the sunshine.

Explore 100 acres of beautiful gardens at Hillsborough Castle, with your Gardeners' World 2-for-1 card.

08 April 2022 - 07 April 2023

Hillsborough Castle

Separate ticket

The Main Lawn. Showing shrubs in the foreground and trees seen across the lawn.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in gardens admission (members go free)

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see

Explore the ceremonial heart of the castle, where Her Majesty The Queen received guests at a coronation ball in 1953.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

Selection of plates and cutlery on a blanket

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