Online entries are now closed

You can still enter on the day

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. (Only 30 minutes drive from Newry.) Due to the off-road nature of the race route please note distances may vary slightly.

Early Bird offer of
if you register before
11pm on
25 Jan 2017

Event Information

Entry Fees
Online Registration  (before 11pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 15th February 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 25th January 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.

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.


Race Start Time

Event Registration
Registration packs can be collected on race day at the building in The Court Yard (beside the main car park).  Post race refreshments will be served at Castlewellan GAC Hall, 21 Circular Road, Castlewellan, Co Down, BT31 9ED.  

Registration Times
Saturday 25th February, 9.00am – 10.30am

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 Wardens Hut opposite the Cafe.

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
Hydration station at finish line.  Complimentary post race refreshments, prize giving and Overall Series category awards will be held at Castlewellan GAC Hall, 21 Circular Road, Castlewellan, Co Down, BT31 9ED.  Leave the park via the exit, take a left into Castlewellan and after the traffic lights take the first right and right again on to Circular Road. Parking is available in the town, or in the community hall car park which is opposite the Club Hall on Circular Road.   

Prizegiving – 12.30pm at Castlewellan GAC Hall, Circular Road, Castlewellan
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. 

Regular running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K &10K route.

Your entry fee includes the following:
• A RUN FOREST RUN Medal for all finishers
• Individual chip timing
• Race Number
• Complimentary post race refreshments
• Free parking

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