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This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

The Two Castles Trails are narative trail races (there are no marshals or arrows, you follow written instructions) following a circular route arround the villages near both Hedingham and Clare Castles. The route is 90% off road on a wide variety of terrain. For your safety you will be expected to run with a mobile of the same number that you have left with registration.

The race starts and finishes at The Belchamps St Paul's Community House. There will be well stocked checkpoints on both routes, 3 for the Marathon, 2 for the Half. This event like all of our trail races will be cupless. Our race cups are £3 available either on the day or from our website. When you reach the finish you will recieve a well earned medal and hot food.

The race is run under permit from The Trail Running Association (permit number TBC).

Start time: 8.30am Marathon 9.00 Half Marathon

Bags will be able to  be left in the hall, there will be someone there at all times.

Timing will be from the gun.  You will have a timing chip that will need to be scanned at each checkpoint and the finish. Please ensure your number is clearly visible on your front. Also be prepared to shout your number at the finish if requested.  We are aiming to post the results on the web later the same day.

Race rules
  • Please do not pass your number to anyone else.
  • You MUST report to the race organiser if you are abandoning the race.
  • Do Not use personal stereos, MP3 players, etc., You need to be fully aware of what is going on around you at all times. This is for your safety, the safety of your fellow competitors and the safety of the public.

We would welcome any volunteers to help on the day (All our volunteers are entitled to a free entry into a future event).  If you know of anyone please ask them to email the organiser James Haskey-Jones at or call 07799020748.

If you have any questions about the race please contact us on or visit our Facebook page


For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

The Two Castles Marathon Trail
05 May 2023 23:59£26.00£28.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

The Two Castles Half Marathon Trail
05 May 2023 23:59£17.00£19.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

Dates and Status

Date: 07 May 2023

Closing Date: 05 May 2023 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/100

Status: Closed



James Haskey-Jones



Belchamp St Paul, Sudbury CO10 7BT