EVENT GOSFORD 25th November 2023

Venue: Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, Co. Armagh BT60 1UG
Race Starts: 11.00am

Online entries are now closed

Thank you for registering. We will be taking on-the-day entries on November 25th at Gosford Forest Park. Registration opens at 9am.


Gosford 5K/10K is the 2nd race in the Run Forest Run Series.

Gosford Forest Park comprises some 240 hectares of diverse woodland and open parkland and is set in gentle rolling drumlin countryside.  The course is a mixture of road and forest track taking you through dense woodland and past Gosford Castle which has featured in Game of Thrones.

Markethill is easily accessible from the South and is approximately 15 minutes from Newry on the road to Armagh.



If you register before 11pm on 20th September 2023

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Entry Information

This avails of our early bird discounted offer for all six races (plus postage).  To enter all six races on one registration CLICK HERE.

Runners who complete 5 out of 6 races will receive a commemorative t-shirt (NEW DESIGN TBC).  Runners who complete all 6 races will receive a bonus medal at the Race Finale in Castlewellan on Saturday 18th February 2023.


Online before 11pm on Tuesday 15th November 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.

5K & 10K RACE: £25
Early Bird offer of £23 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023.

JUNIOR 5K RACE: £18 (junior rate applies to runners aged 11-17 years)

JUNIOR 10K RACE: £18(junior rate applies to runners aged 15-17 years)
Junior Early Bird offer of £16 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023.


What are the start times for each race?
11.00am (The 5K will start shortly after the 10K race). Race start times subject to change dependant on current Government Covid Guidelines. Start / finish area is on the Road beside the Registration Building which will be clearly signposted on race day.

Can I register for the event on the day?

Online entry only unless w don’t sell out in which case there will be a limited Registration service on Race Day. Registration will be for the collection of merchandise purchased online and any race queries. Registration will be located in the building close to the start/finish line and will be clearly signposted on race day. 

What time is the event registration?
Not applicable at this event as all Race Bibs will be posted prior to the event so runners will be ready to head straight to the start line.  Your Race Bib should arrive with you no later than Wednesday 22nd November 2023. If your pack has not arrived by this date please advise us by email (info@born2runevents.com) so we can arrange a replacement. Please allow plenty of time to reach the event venue. 

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 on Thursday 16th November 2023. 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 of race week, 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. Refunds or transfer of entry to another event are not available once entry has been completed. You are however permitted to transfer your entry to a family member/friend by emailing: 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?
Gosford Forest Park (Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council) will be charging Runners £5 a car entrance fee so we would encourage car sharing where possible. Please arrive in plenty of time to facilitate parking and follow Marshal’s instructions .

What time is the prizegiving?
Prize giving will be at 12noon. 5K & 10KPrizes 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 5 out of 6 races. Five quickest race results will be used to calculate winners.   

What does my entry fee include?
• A Run Forest Run Medal
• Individual chip timing
• Race Number
• Complimentary post race refreshments

Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Will there be water stations?
As this is a Winter race there will be no water station so please carry water with you if required.

Where are the toilets/shower facilities located?
Toilet facilities are available in the main car park toilet block. There are no shower facilities at this venue.

What footwear should I bring?
The course is a mixture of tarmac and forest paths. Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K &10K route.


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?
Following the event all results will be published on our website.