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
We are delighted to be hosting our first event of 2021 with the return of the Annual DAMBUSTERS race will take place on Saturday 14th August 2021 at the Silent Valley Mountain Centre and will be featured in the Semple McKillop Summer Series organised by Championchip Ireland.
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions there will be no half marathon this year. There will be a 10 Mile race instead and the usual 10K RACE/WALK and a 5K RACE.
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 1900’s as well as the famous Mourne wall. (Only 30 minutes drive from Newry).
PLEASE NOTE: RACE LIMITED TO 500 ENTRIES (DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS) FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
Online Registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 4th August 2021 as ALL RACE PACKS WILL BE POSTED to participants. PLEASE NOTE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION YOU WILL NEED TO CHOOSE EITHER NI (£3) OR Rep of Ireland (£4) POSTAL OPTION.
10 MILE RACE: (age 17 plus) - £24 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 07/07/21 and £26 thereafter.
10K Race/Walk: £22 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 07/07/21 and £24 thereafter.
5K Race: £22 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 07/07/21 and £24 thereafter.
5K race - age 11 plus (Junior 11-17 years early bird rate of £15 and after 7th July £17)
10K race - age 15 plus (Junior 15-17 years early bird rate of £15 and after 7th July £17)
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A PROCESSING FEE ADDED TO ENTRY FEE AT THE POINT OF ONLINE REGISTRATION
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 on Friday 6th August. Any Merchandise ordered at time of entry will be available for collection on Race Day at the Merchandise Desk in the Registration Marquee. A Final Race Day Information email, which will include up to date social distances measures to ensure the safe running of the event, will be sent to all registered participants on Thursday 12th August 2021, please check your junk mail in case it lands there.
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. You are however permitted to transfer your entry to a family member/friend by accessing the 'Manage my Registration' portal through the link at the bottom of your Primo Events receipt email. This link and the transfer option will only be available until 23:59 on Sunday 1st August 2021. (Transfer of entry to another event is not available). Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Enthuse Events Registration website.
Race Start Times
5K: 10.30 AM
10 MILE RACE: 11.15 AM
Walk: 11.30 AM
10K Race: 11.40 AM
Due to present COVID restrictions there will be a limited Registration service on Race Day and will be for the collection of merchandise purchased online and any race queries. Registration will be located outside in a gazebo close to the start/finish line and will be clearly signposted on race day.
Not applicable at this event as all race entries will be posted prior to the 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:
All race distances start close to the Registration area, which will be clearly signposted on the day.
Strictly no pets.
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).
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.
Post Race Refreshments
Hydration station at finish line. Complimentary post race BBQ will be served beside the finish line, time to be confirmed closer to the event.
Prizegiving – 1pm Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Finishers in the 5K, 10K and 10 Mile races.
Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain.
Your entry fee includes the following:
• A Dambusters medal for all finishers
• Individual chip timing (walkers not chipped)
• Race Number
• Finish Line Hydration Station / Complimentary post race BBQ