NOTE: This event has been postponed and will now take place on 4th July 2021
Welcome to the first edition of the THE DRUMLANRIG HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K set in the beautiful surroundings of Drumlanrig Castle. This race is set to be one of the most exciting events in Scotland.
This event will take place on Sunday 4th July 2021, 11.00am with 3 distances to chose from. The Drumlanrig Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is brand new for 2020 and will take place within the stunning scenery of the extraordinary Drumlanrig Castle and it’s beautiful surroundings. This will be more than just a race, we have a strong belief that participants need to get the maximum value for money so rest assured we will be putting on an Awesome show!
All distances are open to all levels, from beginners to elite athletes. Everyone is welcome to sign up.
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Drumlanrig Castle might be tucked away in the heart of beautiful, rural Dumfriesshire, but you can find our event location easily.
Here’s the address and postcode to type into your sat nav: Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway, DG3 4AQ.
We’ve been told that for some people their sat nav directions take them to a no-entry sign. If this happens to you, please follow the green signs that bring you back around to the Castle.
Drumlanrig Castle and the Queensberry Estate is situated just off the A76 (Dumfries to Kilmarnock), 17 miles north of Dumfries, and is signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. Just an hour away from Glasgow.
The 246 bus service (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries in the South and Ayr in the North via Cumnock, will drop you at the Estate entrance on the A76 (no service brings you to the Castle itself). The walk from here to the Castle is 1.5 miles through the beautiful Estate grounds.
The X74 bus service will bring you from Glasgow to Cumnock. Then change to the 246 bus service (Ayr – Dumfries) to the Estate entrance for a 1.5 mile walk through the stunning Estate. Alternatively, you could take a local taxi.
The 101 bus service will bring you from Edinburgh to Thornhill, then change to the 246 bus service north to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi.
The Visit Scotrail stops at Sanquhar. You would then take the 246 bus service south (Ayr-Dumfries) to the Estate entrance, or take a taxi. Coming from Carlisle, you could take the 246 bus service north (Dumfries-Ayr) from Dumfries Whitesands, or take a taxi.
There are taxi operators in Thornhill (Thornhill Taxis 07551217733) and Sanquhar (B J Taxis Tel. 01659 58198 and Murphy’s Taxis Tel. 07961977691) who will gladly convey you to the Castle (depending on availability – best to check price and book before you set out).
Easy access is afforded from Prestwick International Airport (A76) and from the International Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh by hired car.
Red Planet Travel allows you to plan a journey, including walking directions as well as public transport options.
- On site event parking (£5 charge)
- Cafe although there will also be food vendors at the event
- Wheelchair Accessible
Visit Drumlanrig Castle and you’ll immerse yourself in over 600 years of The Douglas Family’s history. The story began in the 14th Century when William, the son of James, 2nd Earl of Drumlanrig (who died at Otterburn in 1388) became the 1st Laird of Drumlanrig.
Over the decades the Douglas family stayed close to the monarchy, a relationship, which as you’d expect, benefitted both the Douglases and the royals. However the relationship did have its difficult times and James Douglas was one of the Lords responsible for driving Mary Queen of Scots out of the country in 1567.
Yet Mary’s son, James Vl and l, chose to visit Drumlanrig in 1617 and the royal bond continued to strengthen. William, 3rd Earl of Queensberry, was very loyal to Charles II and was made 1st Duke of Queensberry in 1684. The Castle you see today was built to reflect his new-found status. Its rich history – told in both art and architecture – keeps the family history alive and stands as a fitting tribute to a clan who have preserved Drumlanrig Castle throughout generations for you to enjoy today. The setting is so authentic that the producers of Outlander recently used Drumlanrig as one of their filming locations for the second series.
There is event parking is on the grounds at Drumlanrig and will be a small fee of £5 per car.
This event is open to people of all abilities.
Yes there will be a bag drop facility that you can choose to use for just £2
YES! We provide a free photographer and there may also be drone operator with us to capture those amazing moments.
Yes water will be located at the start/finish and locations on your race routes.