Castle of Mey 10k

26 May 19

Castle of Mey 10k has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the Castle of Mey 10k

North Highland Harriers, with the kind permission of the Castle and Gardens of Mey, are proud to bring you the Castle of Mey 10k,  the most northerly 10k on the British mainland. The race is run in the beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside of the historic 14th century Scottish Castle, the Queen Mother’s home in Caithness. 

We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday 26 May 2019.

Race entries

Race entries are open until the 19th May 2019 or will close earlier if the race limit of 380 is reached.

Please note there will be NO ENTRIES ON RACE DAY so please enter asap to avoid disappointment.

No refunds will be given for runners having to withdraw from the race and for health and safety reasons runners MUST NOT swop race entries.  
All further race details and athlete's race numbers will be available on the North Highland Harrier's website and Castle of Mey 10K facebook page after the 22nd May 2019. Updates prior to the event will also appear on the NHH Website and on the Castle of Mey 10K Facebook page.  Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Please note:
Wearing of earphones: For runners own safety, you are reminded that earphones, bone conductors, mp3's etc are NOT permitted.  Any runner wearing these will be removed from the race by marshals in line with UK Athletics rules, to ensure your safety whilst on public roads.

Age limit: The 10K race is open to runners over the age of 16 years on day of race but 15 year olds Scottish Athletics registered runners will be accepted. Please contact Race Organisers for further details.
Walkers: Unfortunately the Organisers cannot accept entries from participants wishing to walk the event due to the final section being on the main A836 Thurso to Mey road. There is however a Mey Mile walk available which can be entered on the day.

10k Registration and Race Timings

Registration is from 12.00 to 1.30pm, at the front of the Castle. Please register as soon as you arrive to save queuing. No numbers will be issued after 1.30pm, so please leave plenty of time to register.

Please take a copy of your race number to the Registration desk to collect your race number. Registration desks will be set up by number; 0-150, 151-300, and 301 plus. Please let us know of any changes to your registration details, in particular in relation to medical details.

We have a warm up with Caithness Gymnastics Club at approx. 1.45pm, just in front of the Castle, you will then be raring and ready to start the race at 2.00pm. The race starts at the front of the Castle.


The Castle of Mey 10k and Mey Mile all start and finish in front of the historic Castle of Mey 10k.

Race Numbers 

Your number should be secured to the front of your kit using safety pins. It must be worn on the garment that will be visible when you finish the race. We will have plenty of safety pins at registration, you don’t need to bring your own.

Your timing chip is integrated within your race number.

Mey Mile Run and Walk

In addition to the Castle of Mey 10k, the event also offers the Mey Mile fun run and walk. The Mey Mile is open to all ages and we would encourage our younger members to take part. We welcome runners and walkers to participate in the Mey Mile.

The Mey Mile registration will be open from 12.00 – 1.30pm, with the Mey Mile starting at 2.05pm. Please note that registration will close at 1.30pm sharp for the Mey Mile this year.

The Mey Mile has a registration fee of £2 per entrant. All participants under the age of 16 must be registered by an adult with a mobile phone. All participants under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.  There are limited numbers for the Mey Mile, so please ensure that you register early.

Runners wishing to order Castle of Mey 10K race teeshirts must do so along with their race entries. The teeshirt colour this year is CHARCOAL GREY (photo available on all our website and facebook page). Teeshirt orders will close on the 6th May 2019, remember they MUST be ordered at time of race entry.


This year we are offering a £100 prize for breaking the course records.  The male course record is 31.02 set by Andrew Douglas in 2014 and the female course record is 36.37 set by Jenny Bannerman in 2017.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Male, & Female
1st, 2nd & 3rd Master Male, & Master Female (40 and over on race day)
1st Master O50 Male & Master O50 Female (50 and over on race day)
1st Local Male & Female
1st Male & Female Team. First four from any SA or UKA affiliated club to count
1st Non-SA Team. First four from any team (runners should belong to a business, be friends, family members or members of a non-running club).
Goody bag & memento to all finishers

Toilets and basic changing facilities will be available close to the start / finish area.

Parking will be available at the Castle of Mey. We strongly encourage you to car share with fellow runners and family and friends due to limited parking space. There will be a £1 parking charge per car. The proceeds will be donated to the Castle of Mey Trust and Thurso Rotary Club. Please note cars will not be permitted to leave the designated car parks during the race, unless there is an emergency.

Sports Massage
There will be sports massages available both before and after the 10K event to prepare runners for the event or assist in runners recovery. Please turn up in plenty of time to benefit from a massage.



19 May 2019£16.00£18.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 26/05/2019

Status: Closed

Total Places: 380

Places Available: ??



Fiona Malcolm



Castle of Mey Mey Thurso Caithness Scotland KW14 8XH