EVENT DAMBUSTERS 10Mile, 10K, 5K & 10K walk 10 August 2024

Venue: Silent Valley Mountain Park, Head Road, Annalong, Co. Down BT34 4HU
5K: 10.30am, 10 MILE: 11.15am, 10K WALK: 11.30am & 10K RACE: 11.40am


The Annual DAMBUSTERS race will take place on Saturday 10th August 2024 at the Silent Valley Mountain Centre. Following the popularity of the 10 Mile race we have decided to make this a permanent fixture in place of the Half Marathon. 

The Silent Valley is located within the Mourne area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. The Valley is surrounded by dramatic mountain panoramas and includes a reservoir built in the early 1900s as well as the famous Mourne wall. (Only 30 minutes drive from Newry).



If you register before 11pm on 5th June 2024

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Event Information

All you need to know

Entry Information

Online Registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 31st July 2024 as ALL RACE PACKS WILL BE POSTED to participants.

10 Mile Race: (age 17 plus) –  £26 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 5/6/24 and £28 thereafter.

10K Race/Walk: £23 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 5/6/24 and £25 thereafter.

5K Race: £23 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 5/6/24 and £25 thereafter.

5K Race: – age 11 plus (Junior 11-17 years early bird rate of £16 until 5/6/24 and £18 thereafter)

10K Race: – age 15 plus (Junior 15-17 years early bird rate of £16 until 5/6/24 and  £18 thereafter)


What are the start times for each race?
10.30 AM
10 Mile Race: 11.15 AM
Walk: 11.30 AM
10K Race: 11.40 AM


Can I register for the event on the day?
Online entry only.   Registration will be open from 9am to deal with race queries and to facilitate entry changes; ie transfer of entry to another runner or change of race distance. Merchandise will be available to purchase and pre- purchased merchandise can be collected at the Merchandise Desk.  Registration will be located close to the Start/Finish line and will be clearly signposted on race day.

What time is the event registration?

As all race packs will be posted prior to the event, runners do not need to visit Registration unless they have a query,  making a change to their race entry or collecting merchandise.  Registration will be open from 9am – 11.15am to facilitate this.

When will I receive my registration confirmation?  
Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Enthuse Events after your payment is made. All race packs will be posted out to participants by 1st August. Any Merchandise ordered at time of entry will be available for collection on Race Day at the Merchandise Desk at Registration.  A Final Race Day Information email will be sent to all registered participants on Thursday 10th August 2023, please check your junk mail in case it lands there.

If I can’t run can I get a refund or defer my race entry?

By entering the race you will be bound by the event disclaimer which you agreed to at time of registration.  Refund or transfer to another event is not available once entry has been completed. You are however permitted to transfer your entry to a family member/friend by emailing us at: info@born2runevents.com. Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Enthuse Events Registration website.

What are the parking facitities at this event?
NI Water charge for parking so please car share where possible to reduce your costs. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as this is out of our control.  Please see their parking fees below which will need to be paid by contactless payment on race day:

  • Car – £5.00
  • Mini Bus – £13.00
  • Coach – £35.00
  • Pedestrian – £1.60
  • Child – £0.60p
  • Motor Bike – £2.50

What time is the prizegiving?
Prize giving will be at 1pm and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Finishers in the 5K, 10K and 10 Mile races.

What does my entry fee include?
• A Dambusters medal for all finishers
• Individual chip timing (walkers not chipped)
• Race Number
• Finish Line Hydration Station

Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Will there be water stations?
There will be two water stations for the 10Mile runners (locations to be confirmed on Final Race Day information email and and one water station for the 10K runners at approx 3m (turning point at dam).

Where are the toilets/shower facilities located?
Toilet facilities are available in the main car park toilet block and there is a second toilet block located on the 10 Mile/5K course. Port-a-loos will also be available close to the start/finish line.  There are no shower facilities in the park.

What footwear should I bring?
Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain.

Can I run with a buggie?
Due to the nature of this course, for health and safety purposes, it is not suitable for buggies.

Where can I find race photos?
Following the event photos can be found at: www.mysportsphoto.uk

Where will I find race results?
Results are available to view here: www.championchipireland.com