Race to the Castle


Join #TeamARUK using your own place

If you already have a place in this event, do let us know.
There’s no minimum sponsorship target and we can provide help and support with your fundraising.

Apply for a #TeamARUK charity place

Registration Fee: £60 (including camping)
Minimum sponsorship: £450

Registration Fee: £40 (non-stop)
Minimum sponsorship: £450

Join #TeamARUK and make research breakthroughs possible.

Join #TeamARUK for Race to the Castle 2022. The 100km route through the beautiful Northumberland countryside is guaranteed to challenge every muscle in your body but the spectacular views along the way are determined to keep you going until the end!

Your ultra-marathon will begin in the hilly woodlands and stunning moorlands of the famous Northumberland National Park before following the trail along the River Coquet and making your way to basecamp. Depending on whether you choose to camp overnight or carry on without stopping, you will then continue the trail to the coastline which will accompany you for the rest of your challenge. Navigate the sandy trails before finishing in Bamburgh, where celebrations and jubilation await you!

This is a tough but hugely rewarding challenge and you will be taking it on with hundreds of others like-minded trekkers. Whether you are a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker – with the option to cover the 100km without stopping, or the option to camp on the Saturday night, this challenge can be catered to you!

Find this event

Kirkhale, Newcastle, NE19 2PE, United Kingdom.

When you join #TeamARUK you’ll receive:

  • Help and support from a dedicated fundraising team.
  • A fundraising pack bursting with hints and tips.
  • A free Alzheimer’s Research UK running vest or technical t-shirt.
  • Access to fundraising materials, cheer packs for friends and family, and more.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the Sporting Events team.

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Our work isn’t possible without amazing supporters like you, and by trekking for Alzheimer’s Research UK you’re funding pioneering research to change the lives of people with dementia and their families.