Castlewellan was the 8th and final race in the Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Series organised by BORN2RUN Events.
The atmosphere was buzzing at this last race, where everyone who completed 6 out of 8 races received their free Forest Finisher T-shirt.
The race started and finished in the shadow of the castle on the far side of the lake.
The route took in one of the upper forest trails that overlooks the lake and at certain vantage points a view of the Mourne Mountains that sweep down to the sea.
Runners passed by the Peace Maze, one of the world’s largest permanent hedge mazes, to return to the finish via the lake forest path.