Venue: Mary Peter’s Track, Old Coach Road, Belfast BT9 5PR
Race Starts: 11.00am
We are pleased to announce the return of the Award Winning BORN 2 RUN EVENTS’ – RUN FOREST RUN WINTER RACE SERIES. Runners will have the choice of two distances, 5K or 10K. Both races will start and finish on the fantastic state-of-the art Mary Peters Track, home of Northern Ireland Athletics. The route covers, track, forest trail, country road, taking you through National Trust property at Minnowburn and back along the banks of the Lagan. Close to the city yet in the heart of the countryside – that’s the paradox of Minnowburn which has changed little over the years and still holds a rural charm.
ENTER ALL 6 RACES BEFORE 27th OCTOBER 2021
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 19th February 2022.
Online before 11pm on 27th October 2021 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: £24
Early Bird offer of £22 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021.
JUNIOR 5K RACE: £17 (junior rate applies to runners aged 11-17 years)
JUNIOR 10K RACE: £17 (junior rate applies to runners aged 15-17 years)
Junior Early Bird offer of £15 if you register before 11pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021.
Please note ENTHUSE registration processing fees apply in addition to above and are clearly displayed at point of entry.
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 Friday 29th October 2021. 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 November 2021, 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 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 accessing the 'Manage my Registration' portal through the link at the bottom of your Enthuse Events receipt email. This link and the transfer option will only be available until 23:59 on Sunday 24th October 2021. . Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Enthuse Events Registration website.
Race Start Time
11.00am (The 5K will start shortly after the 10K race). Race start times subject to change dependant on current Government Covid Guidelines.
Due to present COVID restrictions 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 under the viewing stand at the Mary Peters Track, close to the start/finish line and will be clearly signposted on race day.
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 3rd November. If your pack has not arrived by this date please advise us by email (email@example.com) so we can arrange a replacement. Please allow plenty of time to reach the event venue.
Free parking in the grounds of the Mary Peter’s Track. Please car share where possible as spaces are limited. Once the car park is full it is the runners' own responsibility to park outside the grounds.
On the Mary Peter’s Track.
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 at the Athletics NI building (accessed from the outside), changing room at the Track Stand and Portaloos. There are shower facilities in the changing rooms at the Track. .
Post Race Refreshments
Hydration station at finish line.
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 5 out of 6 races. Five quickest race results will be used to calculate winners.
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 refreshments