Venue: Silent Valley Mountain Park, Head Road, Annalong, Co. Down BT34 4HU
Half Marathon: 11am – 10K Walk: 11.30am – 10K Race 12 noon
The 6th Annual DAMBUSTERS race will take place on Saturday 19th August 2017 at the Silent Valley Mountain Centre and is featured in the PURE RUNNING HALF MARATHON SERIES. There are two distances to choose from, the Half Marathon or 10K Race/Walk. 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).
Online Registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 16th August 2017) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 9th August 2017).
10K Race/Walk: £18 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 19/07/17 and £20 thereafter.
Half Marathon: £25 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 19/07/17 and £27 thereafter.
(Plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).
Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Eventbrite 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.
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. Runners are permitted to transfer entry to a family member/friend if they email Born 2 Run Events with the details prior to the on-line entry closing date. (Transfer of entry to another event is not available). Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Eventbrite Registration website.
Race Start Times
Half Marathon: 11.00am
10K Race: 12 noon
Registration packs can be collected on the day at The Education Centre in the grounds of The Silent Valley Park which is located a few minutes walk from the Car Park and will be clearly signposted.
Saturday 19th August 2017:
Half Marathon: 9.00am – 10.30am
10K Walk: 9.00am - 11.00am
10K Race: 9.00am – 11.30am
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HALF MARATHON STARTS 3 MILES OUTSIDE THE SILENT VALLEY ON THE CARRIGENAGH ROAD, KILKEEL. RUNNERS WILL BE TRANSPORTED BY BUS TO THE START LINE AND ALL RUNNERS SHOULD BE ON THE BUS NO LATER THAN 10.30AM. THE BUS LEAVES FROM THE REGISTRATION AREA INSIDE THE SILENT VALLEY PARK
NI Water charge £4.50 per car as an entrance fee to the car park so please car share where possible to reduce your costs. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as this is out of our control.
Half Marathon starts 3 mile outside the Park on the Carrigenagh Road, Kilkeel and the 10K Race and Walk start close to the Registration hall. Buses transport the runners from the Registration area to the start at 10.30am.
Strictly no pets.
For the Half Marathon runners there will be 3 water stations, the first at 3.5 miles, second at 6.5 miles and the third at 9.5 miles approximately 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 Half Marathon course at approximately 9.5miles. There are no shower facilities.
Post Race Refreshments
Hydration station at finish line. Complimentary post race BBQ will be served beside the finish line from approximately 12.30pm.
Prizegiving – 1.30pm Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Finishers.
Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the Half Marathon and 10K routes.
Your entry fee includes the following:
• A Dambusters medal for all finishers
• Individual chip timing
• Race Number
• Complimentary post race BBQ