The 8th Annual Sea 2 Sky race offers a 10K Race/Walk and 5K Race. The race boasts an awesome route starting on the promenade in Newcastle (5K starts in Donard Forest) and includes a mix of road and track before heading up through the foothills of the Mournes. In the first half you will move off-road onto trails that climb gradually to the 5K mark where you will be rewarded by stunning views over Newcastle and beyond before descending to finish on Newcastle’s award winning promenade. (Only 40 minutes drive from Newry). Please note 5K and 10K distances are approximate and may vary slightly due to off road nature.

Early Bird offer of
if you register before
11pm on
19 Jun 2019

Event Information

Entry Fees
Enter online (before 11pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 10th July 2019). 

All distances: £20 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 19/06/19 and £22 thereafter.

5K race - age 12 plus (Junior 12-17 years early bird rate of £12 and after 19th June £14)

10K race - age 15 plus (Junior 15-17 years early bird rate of £12 and after 19th June £14)

(Plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).

Registration Confirmation
Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Primo Events 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.  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 will be sent to all registered participants on Thursday 18th July 2019, 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 receipt email. This link and the transfer option will only be available until 23:59 on 11th July 2019.  (Transfer of entry to another event is not available). Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Primo Events Registration website.

Race Start Time

10K Walk: 6.30pm


10K Race: 7.30pm

Event Registrations
Registration will take place at the Newcastle Leisure Centre, 10-14 Central Promenade, Newcastle BT33 0AA where runners and walkers will collect their race packs at the following times:
Walkers:   Friday 19th July 2019:  5.00pm – 6.15pm

5K Race:   Friday 19th July 2019: 5.00pm - 7.00pm 

10K Race: Friday19th July 2019:  5.00pm - 7.15pm 

There is free parking in Donard Car Park (behind O’Hares Lounge Bars) which is closest to the Registration Marquee, at Causeway Road, car park beside Newcastle boating lake, and at Downs Road (Slieve Donard Hotel end of the promenade). We would encourage those taking part to car-share where possible.

Start/Finish Area
Both the 10K race and Walkers will start at the far end of the promenade opposite O’Hare’s Lounge and Bars. The 5K race starts in Donard Forest and the runners will be required to walk to the start line so should allow at least 15minutes from the Registration Marquee.  There will be Marshals and signs to guide the way.  This walk can be used as your warm up. There is a water station at the start of the 5K route should you require a drink before the race gets underway.  The 5K and the 10K race will be started in conjunction at 7.30pm sharp so please do not be late. 

Strictly no pets.

Water Stations
There will be 1 water station at approximately 5K on the 10K race route.  This water station is close to the start of the 5K race route.

Toilet Facilities
Toilet facilities are available in Donard Car Park, the Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Pavillion behind the public toilets (changing and showers also available here), and Port-a-loos close to the Registration Marquee.  Please do not use toilets in O'Hare's Lounge Bars before the race only after the race at the Post Race Refreshments.

Post Race Refreshments
Hydration station at finish line.  Complimentary Post Race Refreshments BBQ style will be served in O’Hares Lounge Bars (opposite Finish Line) from approximately 8.15pm and O’Hares Lounge Bars have entertainment on a Friday in the Summer Season for anyone who wishes to make a night of it. 

Prizegiving – 9.00pm Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female Finishers in 5K and 10K and age category prizes for the 5K and 10K race. (Please note age category prizes will not be given out on the night of the race but notified within a few days following the race). 

Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain of the 10K race including the forest paths however some may prefer trail shoes as the field section is quite muddy.

Your entry fee includes the following: 
A Sea 2 Sky medal
Individual chip timing (10K & 5K Race only)
Race Number 
Complimentary post race BBQ

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10-14 Central Promenade, Newcastle BT33 0AA