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Run Forest Run: Castlewellan 5K & 10K – February 22 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.

The Castlewellan 5K/10K is the 8th and final race in this year’s Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Series. The atmosphere will be buzzing at this last race when everyone that has completed 6 out of 8 races will receive their free Forest Finisher t-shirt. The race starts and finishes in the shadow of the Majestic lakeside castle. Runners will enjoy fantastic views of the Mourne Mountains and the world’s largest permanent Maze. It is only 30 minutes drive from Newry. Due to the off-road nature of the race route please note distances may vary slightly.

Event Information

Entry fees
: Online registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 19th February 2020) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 12th February 2020), 5K & 10K race: £22 (plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).

Early Bird offer of £20 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 22nd 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 and conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Primo Events website.

Race start time: 11am. The 5K will start shortly after the 10K race.

Event registration
: Registration packs can be collected on race day at the building in the courtyard (beside the main car park).

Registration times: 5K and 10K race - Saturday 22nd February, 9am – 10.30am

Parking: Free parking for all runners in the main car park - please follow marshals’ instructions on the day and car share where possible.

Start/finish area: Will be on the grass area close to the warden’s hut opposite the cafe.

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: 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 car park toilet block and in the courtyard beside registration. Showers are also available at the Life Building and at Castlewellan GAC hall where post-race refreshments will be served.

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: Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd, male and female. Run Forest Run overall Series winners and Series category winners will also be awarded.

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.

Enter now:

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