Run Forest Run: Antrim Castle Gardens - February 1 2020
We are pleased to announce the return of the award-winning Born2Run events – the Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Winter Race Series. This year runners will have the choice of two distances - 5K or 10K.
Antrim Castle Gardens 5K and 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.
Entry fees : Online registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 29th January 2020) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 22nd January 2020) 5K and 10K race: £22 (plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI)
Early Bird offer of £19 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 1st January 2020.
Registration confirmation: Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Primo Events 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 and 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 Primo Events website.
Race start time: 11.00am. The 5K will start shortly after the 10K race.
Event registration : Registration packs can be collected on the day at the Garden Heritage Exhibition room, Clotworthy House, which is opposite the Garden Coffee Shop and will be clearly signposted on race day.
Registration times: 5K and 10K race: Saturday 1st February 2020: 9.00am – 10.30am.
Parking: 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.
Pets : Strictly no pets allowed.
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, portaloos positioned close to start line, and at the Lough Shore Car Park.
Post-race refreshments: There is a Lidl Finish Line Fuel station where all runners can refuel with water, fruit and chocolate. In addition, complimentary refreshments will be served in the building where registration packs are collected, at approximately 12 noon.
Prizegiving: This will take place at approximately 12 noon. 5K and 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.
Footwear: Regular running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K and 10K route.
Your entry fee includes the following: A Run Forest Run medal, individual chip timing , race number , complimentary post-race refreshments
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