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Run Forest Run: Minnowburn 5K & 10K - November 3 2018

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.

Both races will start and finish on the fantastic state-of-the art Mary Peters Track, home of Northern Ireland Athletics. The route covers track, forest trail and country road, taking you through National Trust property at Minnowburn and back along the banks of the Lagan. Close to the city yet in the heart of the countryside – that’s the paradox of Minnowburn which has changed little over the years and still holds a rural charm.

Event Information

Entry Fees
: Online (before 11pm on 31st October 2018) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 24th October 2018)

5K & 10K race - £21 (plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).

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 room beside the track at Athletics NI, Mary Peter’s Track. Refreshments will also be served in the Registration area after the race.

Registration times: 5K and 10K Race - Saturday, November 3 2018, 9am – 10:30am.

Parking: There is free parking in the grounds of the Mary Peter’s Track. Please car share where possible as spaces are limited. Once the car park is full it is the runners' own responsibility to park outside the grounds.

Start/finish area: Mary Peter’s Track.

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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 at the Athletics NI building (accessed from the outside), changing room at the track stand and portaloos. There are shower facilities in the changing rooms at the track.

Post-race refreshments:
 There is a hydration station at finish line. 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 six out of eight races. Six quickest race results will be used if more than six races completed.

Footwear: The course is a mixture of tarmac and forest paths. Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K and10K 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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