Run Forest Run: Gosford 5K & 10K- January 18 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.
Gosford 5K/10K is the sixth race in the Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Series. Gosford Forest Park comprises some 240 hectares of diverse woodland and open parkland and is set in gentle rolling drumlin countryside. The course is a mixture of road and forest track taking you through dense woodland and past Gosford Castle which has featured in Game of Thrones. Markethill is easily accessible from the South and is approximately 15 minutes from Newry on the road to Armagh.
Entry fees : Online registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 15th January 2020) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 8th January 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 18th December 2019.
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 the day from the hall behind the old cafe building, where refreshments will also be served after the race, and will be clearly signposted from the car park.
Registration times: 5K and 10K race: Saturday 18th January 2020, 9am – 10:30am.
Parking: There is a car park in the grounds of Gosford Forest Park which will be free to entrants on the day, however we would encourage car sharing where possible. Please follow the marshals’ instructions for parking.
Start/finish area: On the road outside the registration building.
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 car park toilet block. There are no shower facilities at this venue.
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 & 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: The course is a mixture of tarmac and forest paths. Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K &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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