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Sunday 26th August 2018

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Friday 6th April 2018 at 12:00
Entries Close
Friday 17th August 2018 at 09:00
5 mile; 2 mile Fun Run
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218 Participants
Entry Fees
5 mile   £11.00   
2 mile Fun Run   £5.00   
Auckland Trail Race
01388 743797

Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by 200 acres of idyllic parkland, making this a perfect spot for our trail run. Starting at the Robinson Arch, the run will take you past our Walled Gardens, into the park, where you can take in its natural beauty as well as sites such as the Deer House. At approximately 5 miles it includes all terrain, trail and forest. On your return you will finish at The Wyatt Arch. There is a 2 mile Fun Run for Under 16s to enjoy the parkland as well - under 8s to be accompanied by an adult. The runs are organised by Shildon Running and Athletic Club ( and The Auckland Project in partnership (

Whilst the Castle is closed for renovation, you will be able to visit the Mining Art Gallery, open daily from 10am to 4pm, last entry 3.30pm.

The 2 mile Fun Run will begin at 10am, with the 5 mile Trail Race beginning at 11am.

Please note:

  • There is no parking onsite. Parking is available nearby at the North Bondgate Car Park, and is well signposted.
  • There is no bag drop available on the day.
  • T-shirts are given within the entry cost for the adult race (5 mile), and medals are awarded for children in the Fun Run (2 mile). The T-shirts will be subject to availability and requested size is not guaranteed. 
  • Please arrive promptly and with time for registration before the race.

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