Award winning events company Threshold Sports (acquired by Infront earlier this year) has announced the launch of HEINEKEN Race to the Castle, the latest addition to its endurance sports event portfolio.
Taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2020, the 100km ultra marathon will pass by and promote a number of local historical landmarks in North East England. This includes a finish at Bamburgh Castle, a royal fortress which has stood guard over Northumberland for over 1,400 years.
The route will take a mixture of runners, joggers and walkers across some of the most varied terrain the UK has to offer. Participants will start in Kirkharle and make their way through Northumberland National Park where they will have to overcome a variety of terrains including hilly woodland and moorlands.
Winding along the River Coquet, the route then takes on challenging coastline of the North East. Here participants are faced with sandy trails all the way to the finish at Bamburgh Castle.
A variety of packages are available for those who wish to take the event on in one go and for those who would prefer to tackle the route over two days.
Participants can camp at the half way Basecamp located in Acklington. This offers food and drink, bars, massages, tents and hot showers. Prices start from £64.
The launch of HEINEKEN Race to the Castle will mark Threshold Sports’ first venture into the North East of England. The event will become the fourth ultra-marathon in its Trail Series, which includes Race to the Tower, Race to the King and Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones.
Threshold Sports CEO Nick Tuppen said “We’re incredibly excited to bring our latest major event to the North East. This region has some of the most breath-taking scenery in Great Britain and we can’t wait to open its door to our community of runners and walkers. They have already voiced how excited they are too.”
He added, “We are always looking to offer our participants something truly unique and provide the highest level of support so they can go further than they ever thought possible.
“HEINEKEN Race to the Castle will bring around 2,000 people from all over the country and further a field into the region to appreciate its beauty and invest in local businesses. We’re sure next year will be the first of many.”