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Run Forest Run: Antrim Castle Gardens 5K & 10K

Antrim Castle Gardens 5K & 10K is the 7th race in the Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Series and a new venue to the series this year.

Runners will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else in Northern Ireland.

The race starts in the grounds of the gardens, the 10K route takes in the ruins of Shanes Castle (another Game of Thrones venue) where runners will enjoy some fantastic views of Lough Neagh and then returning through the immaculately kept gardens and wood at Castle Gardens.

The 5K is mainly in the gardens with a small section on the Main Road.

Event Information

Entry Fees

Online Registration  (before 11pm on Wednesday 1st February 2017) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 25th January 2017).

5K & 10K RACE: £20 (plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).

Early Bird offer of £18 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Registration Confirmation

Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Eventbrite after your payment is made. If you choose the option to have your Race Pack posted out to you before the day then this should arrive with you no later than the Wednesday prior to race day.

Otherwise your race number and chip timing will be given to you at Registration on the morning of the race.

Terms & Conditions

By entering the race you will be bound by the event disclaimer which you agreed to at time of registration.  Refunds are not available once entry has been completed. Runners are permitted to transfer entry to a family member/friend if they email Born 2 Run Events with the details prior to the on-line entry closing date. (Transfer of entry to another event is not available). Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Eventbrite Registration website.

Race Start Time


Event Registration

Registration packs can be collected on the day at the Garden Heritage Exhibition room, Clotworthy House opposite the Garden Coffee Shop and will be clearly signposted on race day.

Registration Times

Saturday 4th February 2016:

9.00am – 10.30am.


There will be no parking facilities for runners at Antrim Castle Gardens so please use public car parks located at Antrim Marina (Lough Road) and walk along the tow path and over bridge to Antrim Castle Gardens. There are also car parks in Antrim Town Centre a short walk from the Gardens at: Dublin Road, Castle Street, Castle Way and Railway Street.

Start/Finish Area

This will be at the Parterre which is a short walk from the Registration room.


Strictly no pets.

Water Stations

As this is a Winter race there will be no water station so please carry water with you if required.

Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities are available in the main courtyard behind Clotworthy House, the Garden Coffee Shop and at the Lough Shore Car Park.

Post Race Refreshments

Hydration station at finish line.  Complimentary refreshments will be served at the Garden Coffee Shop at approximately 12 noon.  You will need to show the wrist band you received in your race pack to collect your refreshments.

Prizegiving – 12 noon.  5K & 10K Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Finishers.  Category Prizes will only be awarded at the end of the Series to runners who completed 6 out of 8 races.  Six quickest race results will be used if more than 6 races completed. 


Regular running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K & 10K route.

Your entry fee includes the following:


• Individual chip timing

• Race Number

• Complimentary post race refreshments

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