Venue: Mary Peter’s Track, Old Coach Road, Belfast BT9 5PR
Race Starts: 11.00am
We are pleased to announce the return of the Award Winning BORN 2 RUN EVENTS’ – BELFAST TELEGRAPH RUN FOREST RUN WINTER RACE SERIES. 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, 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.
BORN2RUN Events are delighted to have selected Alzheimer’s Research UK as our chosen charity for the 2017/2018 Belfast Telegraph RUN FOREST RUN Series. We met the ARUK Team when we attended The Running Awards earlier this year in London and we were really impressed with the work that they’re doing to try to create a world where people are free from the fear and heatrbreak of dementia. For every £1 donated to ARUK 84p goes directly into research and 16p funds essential running costs so you know exactly where your fundraising is going when you support ARUK.
If you would like to fundraise for Alzheimer's Research UK or make a donation please CLICK HERE to visit their website.
ENTER ALL 8 RACES BEFORE 1st NOVEMBER 2017
RECEIVE A FREE EMBROIDERED BEANIE IF YOU ENTER ALL EIGHT RACES BEFORE WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2017. THIS AVAILS OF OUR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED OFFER FOR ALL EIGHT RACES. BEANIES CAN BE COLLECTED AT THE FIRST RACE – MINNOWBURN 5K/10K ON SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2017. TO ENTER ALL EIGHT RACES ON ONE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE. RUNNERS WHO COMPLETE 6 OUT OF 8 RACES WILL RECEIVE A COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Online (before 11pm on 1st November 2017) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 25th October 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 4th October 2017.
5K race - age 12 plus: £14 (junior rate applies to runners aged 12-17 years)
10K race - age 15 plus: £14 (junior rate applies to runners aged 12-17 years)
Junior Early Bird offer of £12 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017.
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
11.00am (The 5K will start shortly after the 10K race).
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.
5K & 10K Race: Saturday 4th November 2017 :
9.00am – 10.30am
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.
On the Mary Peter’s Track.
Strictly no pets.
As this is a Winter race there will be no water station so please carry water with you if required.
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
Hydration station at finish line. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the building where Registration packs are collected, at approximately 12noon.
Prizegiving – 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. 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