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Richmond Castle 10k 2023

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Date and time

11:00 am

Event Enquiries

Event Location

The Batts, What3Words: super.rigs.suitably, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QL

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Event Category:

Running Events > Road Race

Event Description

Pre race information for those that have entered:

Please note that this year, registration will be at The Batts, near the start and finish line (and not in the Town Hall). 



Start time: 11am.

Start location: the Batts (riverside park area, Richmond DL10).

Registration and race HQ: Tthe Batts, Richmond, North Yorkshire

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The Richmond Castle 10k starts and finishes in the Batts park area, by the river Swale. The race will use recyclable timing chips, which must be returned at the finish.

Registration: numbers and timing chips to be collected from race HQ between 9am and 10.30am on race day. Number collection and the registration desk for the Richmond Castle 10k is at the Batts, near the start/finish. Any entrant with special requirements should contact the organisers in advance. There may be a small number of entries available on the day if the race limit is not reached, but this facility will close promptly at 10.30am.

If available, entry on the day will be £17.50, for both affiliated and unaffiliated runners.

Refunds and substitutions: unfortunately, no refunds will be available. Race entries are not transferable between runners without the organisers’ consent. You may not run under someone else’s number under any circumstances. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification. You must contact the entries secretary to transfer a race number. All substitutions must be completed before online entries close at midnight on Thursday 5th October 2023.

Parking: Free parking is available at Richmond School (Darlington Rd DL10 7BQ) and in the Market Square. Otherwise, Richmond has several public car parks, which charge for use.

Toilets: public toilets in Nuns Close car park and at the Batts (waterfall car park). Toilets charge 20p for use. Note that there are no toilet facilities at the start of the race other than at the Batts car park (2 minute walk from start line) and we must insist that participants refrain from urinating anywhere in the Batts riverside park area, which is a public park – please do not spoil our chances of being able to stage the race at this attractive location in the future.

Mementos: Finishers t-shirts are ordered approximately 3 weeks before the event based on the predicted number of entries. As orders are based on estimates, Race organisers cannot guarantee a t-shirt for all runners.

Other facilities: runners can leave bags in a bag drop at their own risk. Note that the area is open to members of the public on the day of the race. There is no secure area for your bags. There are no changing or showering facilities.

Runner information: runners must complete the medical information form on the back of the race number, including an emergency contact number. All entrants must wear their race number on the front of their running top. Please do not fold, cut or mutilate your race number.

Course information: The race starts and finishes in the Batts public park next to Mercury Bridge on the River Swale. This is on the Richmond town side of the Swale and is a short walk from Richmond Market Place in the direction of Richmond Station. The first and last 100m of the course is on grass and footpaths and then it proceeds mainly on pavement and road surfaces. Runners must run on the left-hand side of the road at all times unless otherwise directed by race marshals. The course will be marked with kilometre distance markers. Note that, as in 2019, the finish-line layout will include chip-finish timing mats. Marshals will be available to help finishers remove the recyclable timing chips, and to collect them. Please do not leave the finish area without surrendering your timing chip.

Water: There will be a water station approximately halfway round the course, and water will also be available at the finish.

Race briefing and safety: The briefing will take place shortly before the race when all participants are gathered at the start in the Batts park. As this race takes place on the public highway, great care must be taken on the roads – be prepared to stop if necessary and obey any instructions from our marshals. Take care when running through Market Place and Millgate at the finish as these are not closed to traffic. Please be courteous to others as they may be unaware that there are runners approaching.

Headphones: Headphones or earpieces are not allowed (unless England Athletics-approved bone-conduction-type headphones are used) – otherwise, you may not hear instructions from marshals and you may be a danger to other runners and pedestrians. Marshals will be instructed to record the race numbers of any runners breaking this rule. Note that marshals will not be briefed to distinguish between headphone types and, in the event of a complaint, any runner using headphones must show that the headphones comply with this rule, or the runner will be disqualified.

First aid: First-aid facilities will be available. There will be a lead bike or car for the whole race and a sweep vehicle to follow. If you have to retire from the race for any reason, please wait for the sweep vehicle or speak with a race marshal, and please report your retirement to race HQ.

Presentation and results: The presentation of prizes will take place on the Batts at approximately 12.30pm. Results will be posted on the Swaledale Runners website as soon as possible. Note that to be eligible for team prizes participants must wear their club vest.

Updates: Please check the Richmond Castle 10k Facebook page for any updates. In the event of cancellation or postponement, notice will be posted on the Facebook page and the Swaledale Runners website and, if possible, announcements made on local radio. In the event of postponement, we will transfer your entry to the rescheduled date, and in the event of cancellation where there is no rescheduled date, we will refund entry fees only. If a participant cannot make a rescheduled date following postponement, we will refund entry fees only.

The emergency contact number will be posted on the Swaledale Runners website. Please check the Swaledale Runners website before the race to prevent unnecessary travel in the event of cancellation or postponement, as Swaledale Runners will not be liable to refund any participants’ travel or accommodation costs in such an event where notice has been given on the Swaledale Runners website.

Race declaration: By entering this race participants have made a declaration as set out on the entry form including an acknowledgment that they are medically fit to participate. Please remember that this declaration applies on the day of the race, as well as on the day you entered. Photographs of the race may be taken for publicity purposes and by participating in the race you agree as follows: I understand that my image may be used and I give permission for it to be used.

By participating in this race, participants also declare and agree as follows: I agree to follow the instructions of the race organiser, to adhere to the safety briefing to be given at the start of the event and to follow the instructions of marshals.

Participants under the age of 18 will only be allowed to participate in this race if the permission of their parent or guardian is received and that parent or guardian signs the entry form to give their permission. Swaledale Runners will not permit those under the age of 18 to participate if this permission is not given.

If you are running for your second-claim club, by entering you certify that your first-claim club has no objections.

Swaledale Runners


Richmond Castle 10k

11am Sunday 8th October 2023


Certified course measurement 10k
Run under UK Athletics Rules (licence applied for)


The 2023 race will again start and finish in the Batts riverside park area. The race is all on roads apart from a very short section on grass in the Batts. Runners pass the spectacular River Swale Waterfalls before crossing the river at Green Bridge and climbing Sleegill. A quick look back over the shoulder from Sleegill offers fine views of the castle. Runners follow a short circuit round Catterick Garrison then return into Richmond, where they circle Richmond Castle on Castle Walk before enjoying a fast downhill finish into the Batts park area below the castle. NB The route for the 2023 Richmond Castle 10k is the same as 2019 - 2022.

NB. Race HQ, for number collection and registration, will be on The Batts, near the start and finish line. This is different from previous years. 

All finishers receive a commemorative item.

Course records:

Male: Andrew Wiles (New Marske Harriers) 33 mins 55 secs (2019).

Female: Rebecca Smith (Richmond and Zetland Harriers) 42 mins16 secs (2021)

Prize list: first three men and first three women; first in 10-year age categories for men and women (subject to not winning the overall first three prizes); teams (three to count); spot prizes. 

No entries on day unless race limit is not reached.

In the opinion of the organiser, the nature of the course makes this race unsuitable for wheelchair athletes.

Event terms


  • Competitors must be 16 years of age or over.
  • Those aged 16 and 17 must obtain the permission of their parent or guardian, who should submit this form electronically on their behalf.

By entering:

  • you declare that you are an amateur as defined by UK Athletics Rules and you will abide by the laws and rules of UK Athletics;
  • if you are running for your second-claim club, by entering you certify that your first-claim club has no objections;
  • you accept that the organiser and its sponsors will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expense that may arise as a consequence of your participation in this race;
  • you declare that you will not compete unless you are in good health and in full fitness on the day of the race and that, in any event, you will compete at your own risk; and
  • you acknowledge that your details will be retained on a computer or in a manual filing system by the organiser, BookitZone and UK Athletics for the purposes of this event and will not be passed to anyone by the organiser except for emergency services use, if appropriate, and to UK Athletics in accordance with its licence requirements for this race, and you consent to this use and processing of your details.
Please note that the fees below already include a booking fee – no further amount will be added at the checkout.

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses that may arise as a consequence of my participation in or attendance at this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or transfers will be allowed under any circumstances.

Headphones or earpieces are not allowed (including England Athletics-approved bone-conduction-type headphones).

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Claire Hewitt

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Richmond Castle 10k 2023

The Batts, What3Words: super.rigs.suitably, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QL

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