Runners wanted for Virtual Richmond Castle 10k

Participants in a previous Richmond Castle 10k.

Participants are wanted to take part in the Virtual Richmond Castle 10k.

The annual event normally takes places every October but has been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Organisers from Swaledale Runners have instead announced a virtual event with runners asked to complete the distance on their own.

All profits will go to St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington.

A spokesperson for the organising team said: “In honour of the undulating nature of the Richmond Castle 10k course, we’re asking our entrants to match or exceed the 210m of elevation that runners would usually undertake as part of the 10k.

“Therefore, to complete this challenge, you should run at least 10km, as one continuous run, or as separate runs, with a total elevation of over 210m.”

Runs should take place between October 11 and 17.

Once completed, evidence should be submitted to, preferably as screenshots from Strava/MapMyRun or similar and, optionally, a selfie or photo.

Results will be published on the Swaledale Runners website.

There will be two leaderboards:

  • Continuous run, by time
  • Multiple runs, by overall time

Limited edition medals will be sent out up to a month after the final day

There will be additional spot prizes awarded, for unconventional achievements, eg best photo and most average runner.

Tickets to take part cost £10.

For more details and to book your place click here.