DRUMLANRIG
HALF MARATHON
10K & 5K

RACE POSTPONED

July 4TH 2021 | DRUMLANRIG CASTLE

EVENT DETAILS:

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.

EVENT DETAILS:
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.

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL OFFER: 
👉 CUT PRICE  Discount 
👉 FREE Tough Runner VIP gift 😉 

PLEASE NOTE: OUR RACES SELL OUT QUICKLY! Once we hit capacity, thats it!

Race route will be available online soon…

With this EVENT you'll get:

An awesome
race experience

Fully marked and
marshalled route

Stunning
finisher medal

Water & FEED
stations

Special award
for top 3 finishers

Electronic
chip timing

Event
facilities & toilets

Fully trained
medics

EVENT SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION OPENS
8.00AM
REGISTRATION CLOSES
10:00
RACE BRIEFING FOR DRUMLANRIG HALF MARATHON RUNNERS
10:20
START OF THE DRUMLANRIG HALF MARATHON
10:30
RACE BRIEFING FOR THE DRUMLANRIG 10K
10:40
START OF THE DRUMLANRIG 10K
10:45
RACE BRIEFING FOR THE DRUMLANRIG 5K
10:50
START OF THE DRUMLANRIG 5K
11:00
AWARDS CEREMONIES
STARTS
13:00

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.
Chris Nicholson
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Have to say folks, once again I’m super impressed with the event organisation but most especially the marshalling. Not only were the quantity and positioning brilliant but what a wonderful bunch of people. Loads of energy, banter and encouragement. Makes all the difference and is massively appreciated. Top work everyone.
Matt Bazeley
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Thanks for another fantastic event. There are some sick people in the track design team 😂 those hills, WTF. Awesome job. Tough runner by name...
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EVENT INFO:

Race routes available soon…

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.

By car

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.

By bus

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.

By train

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.

By 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).

By air

Easy access is afforded from Prestwick International Airport (A76) and from the International Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh by hired car.

Journey Planner

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.

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 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.