Hillsborough Castle & Gardens Half Marathon 

  • Date:
    Sunday 28th July 2024
  • Location:
    Lisburn, Hillsborough
  • Cost:
    £20 Registration Fee
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This closed road half marathon is part of the Hillsborough Castle & Gardens Running Festival.

The magnificent Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland, and has stood since the 18th century. The castle and it’s beautiful grounds are steeped in elegance and history.

You'll start within the beautiful grounds of Hillsborough Castle before heading out onto the surrounding rural roads of Hillsborough, taking in historic attractions in the local area such as Hillsborough Fort and Hillsborough Lake. You’ll then finish with a lap of the Gardens before crossing the finish line in the event village.

Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags and there’ll be plenty of helpers to keep you on track and to encourage you on your way to the finish.

See the 2023 Festival's highlights video here.

Come and join the event with #TeamShine! 

Would you like to take part?

Date: Sunday 28th July 2024 
Location: Hillsborough Castle & Gardens, County Down 
Registration fee: £20
Minimum sponsorship pledge: £200 
When you join Team Shine you will receive:  
- Shine running vest  
- Access to fundraising resources, tips and advice.  
- Ongoing support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target  

Charity places

Shine have a limited number of charity places available. Book your spot on the start line today by clicking ‘sign up now’. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so act fast to avoid disappointment.

Do you have your own place?

If you have a general entry place in the race, we would love for you to be a part of #TeamShine! With no minimum sponsorship pledge or registration fee, we simply ask you to raise as much as you can to support members and families affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Plus, you'll have access to all the great benefits above. 

To join Shine with your own place, complete this short form.


This course is multi-terrain and not suitable for wheelchair users or for running with buggies. 

More Information

Click here to see the route map.

Please note that due to the narrow nature of the course, and restrictions enforced by the venue, dogs are not permitted on the course, in the event village, or anywhere in the Castle and Gardens grounds. (Guide dogs are permitted).

For more information about the event please see the event's website.

If you need any more information before signing up, or if you have any other questions for our fundraising team, get in touch by completing this short form.
Please note - it is only possible to buy one ticket at a time. So if you're signing up as a team, each person will need to purchase their ticket separately.

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