Coity Castle Family Event
Coity Castle Military Challenge







Photograph by Roger Daniel



Coity Military Castle Challenge

1Km & 5Km

Saturday May 30th 2020


Our Military Castle Challenge is aimed to be a fun morning for all the family. It  will be brought to you in association with Coity Festivals   Vet I Run and the Army Cadet Force. 100% of all profits raised from activities within the castle will be given to the Velindre Cancer charity as Chosen by Mr David Thomas and Richard Thomas and will be donated by the Coity Festivals Group.  Forces Fitness Ltd will ensure 20% of all profits from our race will be put back into our local community.  This money will be used on projects that will improve the Health and Well- Being of our local Community and managed by a team of local Individuals / residents ! Its simple. Come along and have some fun while raising money for a great cause.

We have the fantastic group Coity Festivals co-ordinating our activities inside the castle. We will have activities such as - Air Soft (Hard Target Airsoft), Military Stand with weapons demonstrations, Tug of war for kids, Adult Tug of War Competition, fun games for the kids, Hot drinks and food stands and a bar.  Access to the castle will be a donation of your choice to our chosen charity that can be thrown in our donation bucket at the entrance.

The Haywain, Brackla have kindly offered to sponsor the Race for the upcoming event in Coity Castle.

We are extremely thankful to The Haywain for their support of this great community event that has been put together to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre and also to raise funds to provide services / Equipment to improve our local community's health and well being.

The Haywain have also kindly offered a FREE glass of Fiz or soft drink for all who attend our event after it finishes from 3pm onwards at the Haywain itself!

We are holding two races and all the family can get involved! - If you think you are up for the challenge that includes - running,  carrying a 20lb Bergan,  pulling tyres, crawling under camouflaged netting and then beating our very own Castle Gate Guard to finish and pick up your medal!! Then this one is for you!! 


 5km Race -  (Regsiter by 10:15 start 10:30)

- 1600 meter run 

- 1800 meter run with 20lb Bergan

- 200 meter Run to Tyre Pull

- 1200 meter Tyre pull with rope

- Crawl Under Camouflaged Net

- 200 Meter run

- Beat our Castle Guards who will Guarding the castle gates with Pugil Sticks  

- Presentation of Medals


5km Race Entry fee = £17.50 pp 


1km Race  (Ages 6+) -  Adults can run with their child if they wish for FREE! (Register by 09:45 - Start time 10 am)
- 600 meter run 
- 200  meter Bergan Walk 10lb or  20lb
- 200 Meter Tyre pulls
- Cam Net Challenge
- Beat our Castle Guards who will be Guarding the gate with Pugil Sticks
- Presentation of Medals

1km Race Entry fee = £6:50 pp


Once the Race has Finnishe Appox 12:30 - 13:30 

Its our Adult Tug of War Competition!  Team captains have been allocated and we will hold a knock out Tug of War competition!  Both Cup and Plate format!  (Come and support your local area)  - Free Drink for each of the winning Team and you will be presented with the Winners Shield  as a team and medals.

A1 Loo Hire will be providing Portable Toliets for our event with PSS Scafolding supplying the Start/ finish and back drop metal work.
Our advised place to park for this event is on Brackla Industrial estate as parking in the Village itself is very tight and the industrial estate is only a short 250 meters away from the castle itself!
Booking for this event can be done by clicking on this link !