Venue: Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, Co. Armagh BT60 1UG
Race Starts: 11am
Gosford 5K/10K is the sixth race in the Belfast Telegraph 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.
We’ve teamed up with Macmillan NI as our charity partners for the 2019/20 Forest Series. Macmillan provide physical, financial and emotional support to help people with cancer live life as fully as possible. If you wish, you can also support Macmillan NI by making a £1 donation or amount of your choice while entering any of the races online, just tick the appropriate box.
Runners who complete 6 out of 8 races will receive a FREE commemorative Tshirt (new design for this year TBA). CLICK HERE for details.
If you complete all 8 races you will receive a bonus medal at the race Finale in Castlewellan on Saturday 22nd February 2020.
Online Registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 15th January 2020) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 8th January 2020).
5K & 10K RACE: £22
Early Bird offer of £20 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019.
JUNIOR 5K RACE: £15 (junior rate applies to runners aged 11-17 years)
JUNIOR 10K RACE: £15 (junior rate applies to runners aged 11-17 years)
Junior Early Bird offer of £13 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019.
(plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).
Please note PRIMO registration processing fees apply in addition to above and are clearly displayed at poiint of entry.
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.
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 Primo Events Registration website.
Race Start Time
11.00am (5K starts shortly after 10K)
Registration packs can be collected on the day from the hall behind the Old Café building, where refreshments will also be served after the race, and will be clearly signposted from the car park.
Saturday 18th January 2020:
9.00am – 10.30am
There is a car park in the grounds of Gosford Forest Park which will be free to entrants on the day, however we would encourage car sharing where possible. Please follow Marshal’s instructions for parking.
On the Road outside the Registration Building.
Strictly no pets.
As this is a Winter race there will be no water station so please carry water with you if required.
Toilet facilities are available in the main car park toilet block. There are no shower facilities at this venue.
Post Race Refreshments
Hydration station at finish line. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the building where Registration packs are collected, at approximately 12 noon.
Prizegiving – 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 6 out of 8 races. Six quickest race results will be used if more than 6 races completed.
The course is a mixture of tarmac and forest paths. Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain on the 5K &10K route.
Your entry fee includes the following:
• A RUN FOREST RUN medal
• Individual chip timing
• Race Number
• Complimentary post race refreshment.