Run Forest Run: Tollymore 5K & 10K - January 4 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.
Tollymore 5K/10K is the 5th race in the Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run Series and a great New Year challenge to work off the festive treats! The race route takes in panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains and follows the forest path alongside the Shimna River in a gradual ascent past the Hermitage and through the beautiful forest where scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed (only a 40 minute drive from Newry).
Entry fees : Online registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 1st January 2020) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 25th December 2019) 5K & 10K race - £22 (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 & 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: Race packs can be collected on the day at the Wooden Pavillion (old cafe building) which is accessed via the wooden bridge leading from the upper car park and will be clearly signposted.
Registration times: 5K & 10K Race: Saturday 4th January 2019: 9am – 10.30am.
Parking: Free parking for all runners. Please car share where possible. Parking for runners will be in the upper car park so please follow marshal directions.
Start/finish area: In the car park close to 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 and also in the stone educational building adjacent to the upper car park.
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 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: The course is a mixture of tarmac and forest paths. Care should be taken on the forest paths as surfaces uneven. Running shoes/trail shoes (personal choice and dependent on weather conditions) 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.
Belfast Telegraph Digital