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Richmond Castle 10k 2019

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Date and time

11:00 am

Event Enquiries

Event Location

Richmond Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QL

Event ID#


Event Category:

Running Events > Road Race

Event Description

Swaledale Runners


Richmond Castle 10k

11am Sunday 13 October 2019


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


In a departure from the course used for the past two years, the 2019 race will 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.

The new route for the 2019 Richmond Castle 10k cuts out the loop round Smutts Road, off Richmond Road (north), on the way back into the centre of Richmond. (Past competitors with long memories should note that the route no longer enters either Smutts Road or French Road.) This more direct return to the town centre allows for an attractive – and downhill – run round Castle Walk at the end of the route, followed by a quick downhill finish into the Batts.

Unfortunately, while English Heritage was prepared to continue to allow us the use of Richmond Castle for our event, the costs involved have proven insupportable for our small running club. We hope competitors will appreciate that savings made by relocating the race finish will be reflected in sustained competitive pricing of entries for what is certainly one of the country's most testing 10k road races, and we are pleased to announce that entries will be the same price in 2019 as they were in 2018! Runners will now also enjoy the convenience of starting and finishing in the same scenic location – the attractive Batts riverside park area, immediately below Richmond Castle and next to the River Swale Waterfalls.

As in previous years, Race HQ, for number collection and registration, is in Richmond Town Hall (approximately 50m uphill from the Market Hall), and refreshments are always available from the cafe in the Market Hall.

All finishers receive a commemorative item.

Course records
Male: Andrew Wiles (New Marske Harriers) 33:10 (2017 course).
Female: Alison Matthews (Darlington Harriers) 41:01 (2017 course).

Prize list: first three men and first three women; first in 10-year age categories; teams (three to count); spot prizes.

No entries on day unless race limit is not reached.

Online entries only

Please note: this race is run on the public highway and for safety reasons no audio devices are 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. 

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 (unless England Athletics-approved bone-conduction-type headphones are used).

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 2019

Richmond Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QL

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