EVENT LOUGHGALL 6th January 2024
Venue: Loughgall Country Park, 11-14 Main Street, Loughgall, Armagh BT61 8HZ
Race Starts: 11.00am
Online entries are now closed
There will be on-the-day entries available at the increased entry fee of £30 (to cover admin costs)
Loughgall 5K/10K is the 4th race in the Run Forest Run Series and the first race of the new year. Loughgall set in the heart of Armagh, known as the Orchard County and where the World famous Bramley Apple originated.
The race starts close to the Reception in the park and the route passes the impressive main gates and takes in the forest paths around the estate passing the golf course and lake.
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All you need to know
ENTER ALL 6 RACES BEFORE 25th OCTOBER 2023
This avails of our early bird discount 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 17th February 2024.
Online before 11pm on 27th December 2023 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 5th November 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 5th November 2023.
PLEASE NOTE ENTHUSE REGISTRATION PROCESSING FEES APPLY IN ADDITION TO ABOVE AND ARE CLEARLY DISPLAYED AT POINT OF ENTRY.
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. The race starts and finishes close to the main Golf Reception building.
Can I register for the event on the day?
No, the Winter Series is online entry only. 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 in the building in the yard at the rear of Reception 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 January 3rd. If your pack has not arrived by this date please advise us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 29th December 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 4th January 2024, please check your junk mail in case it lands there.
What are the parking facitities at this event?
Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council have now introduced car parking fees at Loughgall Country Park. The concession fee for runners per car is £2 and we would be grateful if you could have this ready and in cash to assist with getting everyone into the park in a timely manner. Please car share where possible and follow marshals instructions for parking.
What time is the prizegiving?
Prize giving will be at 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 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 from the outside of the Reception Building, the Football Pavillion (plus showers) and the Changing Room Building (plus showers).
What footwear should I bring?
The course is a mixture of tarmac and gravel paths. Running shoes/trail shoes (personal choice and dependent on weather conditions) are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K & 10K route.
Can I run with a buggy?
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.