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N.IRELAND EPIC 10K

7TH MAY 2020 |CASTLE WARD

*RACE POSTPONEd DATE TBC*

EVENT DETAILS:

After a year in the making, Tough Runner UK is finally crossing the sea and bringing an Epic 10K race to Ireland, taking place on 7th June, 2020.

Set to be not only one of the most exciting 10K’s in N.Ireland, but also the most unforgettable races in the counties calendar.

The N.Ireland Epic Trail 10K is open to all, it’s the ideal race for beginners and experienced athletes alike. Whatever your current ability, this truly is a race for everyone, sign up today and enjoy the challenge!

You can expect an awesome trail race starting at the historical and picturesque Castle Ward, famously known for the film location of Winterfell in the TV series Game Of Thrones.

The 10K route will take you on a journey comprising of beautiful trail, sea side scenery passing all of castle Wards famous landmarks.

Don’t miss out on being part of the first ever Tough Runner UK event in N.Ireland.

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With this race you'll get:

An awesome
race experience

Fully marked and
marshalled route

Stunning
finisher medal

Water
stations

Special award
for top 3 finishers

Electronic
chip timing

Event
facilities & toilets

Fully trained
medics

EVENT SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION OPENS
9.00AM
REGISTRATION CLOSES
10:30
RACE BRIEFING FOR ALL RUNNERS
10:45
START OF THE IRELAND EPIC TRAIL 10K
11:00
FIRST RUNNERS EXPECTED
11:40
AWARDS CEREMONY
13.30

REVIEWS FROM FACEBOOK:

Emma Davies
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I’ve just completed my first Tough Runner UK event, the Swansea Epic Trail 10k. It was a tough but awesome event with a great atmosphere. The team clearly put a huge amount of effort into organising these events. Brilliant Marshall’s and a great medal and finishers t- shirt too.
Martyn Powell
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Would definitely recommend, Just ran Winter Wales 10 miles, well organised and course lived up to the tough runner title! Will be doing another soon, nice medal too 👍
Cath Rooke
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They do great events - simples :D. They know what a good trail race looks like - tough climbs, fun descents, stunning views, amazing team of people heading, helping and supporting them to achieve it.
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EVENT INFO:

View the race route HERE.

ADDRESS
Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 7BA
GOOGLE DIRECTIONS HERE
By road
7 miles north-east of Downpatrick, 1 mile from Strangford on A2
On foot
on Lecale Way
By cycle
Cycle route information
By ferry
from Portaferry
By bus
Downpatrick to Strangford, bus stop at gates. Summer bus service weekends only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Adapted toilets
  • Braille Leaflets and info
  • Shop for local produce in the delightful gift shop
  • Pick up a bargain book from the second-hand bookshop
  • Organic soup and sandwiches from the stableyard tea-room
  • New cycle path. Free trail maps from leaflet dispensers in car park area, visitor reception and gift shop
  • Stay overnight in the caravan park (Contact Castle Ward for more information)

Did you know HBO’s Game of Thrones® was filmed at Castle Ward?

The hit HBO series has become a worldwide phenomenon over the course of its award winning seven seasons.

Castle Ward’s historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell, the backdrop for the series pilot and much of season one. It’s also where you will find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including Robb Stark’s Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne confronts the Stark men. 

HBO’s Game of Thrones® spent eight weeks at Castle Ward building the set of Winterfell ahead of the pilot episode and hundreds of actors and crew worked on the filming here.

The Current Castle Ward History

The current Castle Ward is a particularly unusual building, famed for having been built with two completely opposing decorative styles.

One half is built in the classical Palladian style, with the other half which faces out across Strangford lough is built in the more elaborate Gothic style.

A Marriage of Compromise

The reasoning behind this unusual decorative scheme is that the original builder of the house, Bernard Ward, 1st Viscount Bangor, did not agree with his wife Ann on the décor. The story goes that they both preferred different styles, Bernard the classical and Ann the more fashionable Gothic, and so their compromise was to split the house down the middle. Their marriage seems to have been troubled with disagreements, and not long after the house was built in the early 1760s, they separated, with Ann leaving Castle Ward for good.

There will be  event parking at Castle Ward and will be a small fee of £5 per car.

FAQ'S:

This event is open to people of all abilities.

-Check out the knowledgeable on our contact page for a quick answer.
-You can send us a message on our website (bottom right)
-You can email us at info@toughrunneruk.com.

Yes there will be a bag drop  facility available for the event. There is a small fee of £2 for the use of the bag drop marquee.

YES! We provide a free photographer, Ed Morris Photography. Post event the photos are usually available within 48-72 Hours 

Yes water will be located at the start/finish and halfway point. 

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