9 Oct

Top ultra comes to North East for 2020

The ultra will take in Bamburgh Castle

Race organisers Threshold Sports have added to their expanding portfolio with a new ultra event in the North East. The HEINEKEN Race to the Castle is a 100k ultra that will incorporate a number of local historical landmarks including a finish at Bamburgh Castle, a royal fortress which has stood guard over Northumberland for over 1,400 years.

Taking place across 6 and 7 June next year, the race route will take a mixture of runners, joggers and walkers across some of the most varied terrain the UK has to offer. Participants will start in Kirkharle and make their way through Northumberland National Park where they will have to overcome a variety of terrains including hilly woodland and moorlands.

Winding along the River Coquet, the route then takes on challenging coastline of the North East. Here participants are faced with sandy trails all the way to the finish at Bamburgh Castle. A variety of packages are available for those who wish to take the event on in one go and for those who would prefer to tackle the route over two days.

Nick Tuppen of Threshold Sports commented: “We’re incredibly excited to bring our latest major event to the North East. This region has some of the most breathtaking scenery in Great Britain and we can’t wait to open its door to our community of runners and walkers.

Further information is available here.