Race to the Castle 2021

26-27/06/2021

Race to the Castle 2021

Join us

Be part of Team Macmillan for the Race to the Castle.

Race to the Castle takes you from the hilly woodlands and stunning moorlands of the famed Northumberland National Park, through the coastline and on to Bamburgh.

Whether you're a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker - choose to camp over the weekend or take on 100km in one go.


What's included?

You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge.

  • Training programme tailored to all levels
  • Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
  • Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
  • Bag transport to the finish
  • Medical support at pit stops and en route
  • Finisher's medal
  • First class support from the Macmillan Hiking Team from sign up right through to the start line
  • To get a real feel for the Race to the Castle experience – please visit the Race to the Castle website.


    Apply for a Macmillan Guaranteed Place

    We’re proud to be a gold charity partner for this event, which means you can now apply for one of our guaranteed charity places today. You can apply for a Macmillan Guaranteed Place here or click the 'Join Team Macmillan' button.

    Registration fee: £39 (non-stop). Please note the Weekender package has now sold out.

    Sponsorship pledge: £425


    Already got your own place?

    If you’ve already secured your own place, you can still sign up to join Team Macmillan – simply email hiking@macmillan.org.uk and we'll give you all the information and support you need to be part of Team Green!


    Why join Team Macmillan?

    Whichever option you choose, you'll get great benefits when you join Team Macmillan:

    • A full fundraising pack and training guide
    • A free Team Macmillan technical t-shirt
    • Regular enewsletters to keep you up to date with Team Macmillan and event news

    Most importantly, we'll provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you know that your efforts are going towards improving the lives of people living with cancer in the UK today.


    Accessibility

    Guide and support dogs are welcome at this event.

    For participants who need a guide to make this event accessible to them, if you choose the 'non-stop' package, your guide can accompany you free of charge. If you choose the 'weekender' package, there is a discounted charge of £80 for your guide - this is to cover costs for the overnight basecamp.

    Due to the nature of this event it is not recommend for wheelchairs.

    If you have any questions about whether this event would be suitable depending on your needs, please get in touch with the Threshold team who will be happy to see how best they can accommodate you.


    Pandemic promise

    Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers and colleagues. We’re committed to keeping you up to date with information regarding your event as we receive it.

    If your event is cancelled or postponed, we will be in touch to let you know what options are available to you.

    If you have any questions at any point, you can email the team at hiking@macmillan.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help.


    FAQs

    Got a question about taking part? Most questions can be answered on the event FAQs here, and you can also get in touch with the Macmillan team using the contact details below.


    Contact the Macmillan Hiking Team

    Telephone: 0300 1000 200

    Email: hiking@macmillan.org.uk

Challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, experience and fitness levels

Training programme tailored to all levels

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