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Tollymore 5K & 10K – Saturday 6th January 2018

Race information for the Tollymore 5K and 10K run.

Venue: Tollymore Forest Park, Bryansford Road, Newcastle, Co. Down

Race Starts: 11.00am (5K starts shortly after 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 3rd January 2018) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 27th December 2017).

5K & 10K race: £20 (plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).

Early Bird offer of £18 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017.

Registration Confirmation

Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Eventbrite 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.

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Tollymore 5k

Terms & 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 Eventbrite Registration website.

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

Saturday 6th January 2018:  9.00am – 10.30am.

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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.


Strictly no pets.

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

Hydration station at finish line.  

Complimentary refreshments will be served in the building where Registration packs are collected, at approximately 12 noon.


Time: 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. 


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 10K route.

Your entry fee includes the following:

  • A Run Forest Run medal
  • Individual chip timing
  • Race Number
  • Complimentary post race refreshments

Enter now via Born2Run website.

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