We are pleased to announce the return of BORN 2 RUN EVENTS' - Award winning RUN FOREST RUN WINTER RACE SERIES. This year runners will have the choice of two distances, 10K or 5K.   

The Castlewellan 5K/10K is the 6th and final race in this year’s Run Forest Run Series.

The race starts and finishes in the shadow of the Majestic lakeside castle. Runners will enjoy fantastic views of the Mourne Mountains and the world’s largest permanent Maze. (Only 30 minutes drive from Newry.) Due to the off-road nature of the race route please note distances may vary slightly.

   For further race day information please visit our website www.born2runevents.com.


 If entering another runner/s please note race bibs are sent to participants separately so each are required to pay for postage.   

The atmosphere will be buzzing at this last race when everyone that has completed 5 out of 6 races will receive their FREE Forest Finisher T-shirt and bonus Medal for those who have completed all 6 races.   

 You will be asked your t-shirt size on the Antrim and Castlewellan race registration.  You only need to complete this question once on whichever registration is your 5th race entry. 

Runners receive a bespoke medal at each race and those who complete all 6 races will be awarded a bonus medal at this last race in Castlewellan.  

If you wish to enter the series in one go please return to website and choose race page entitled: RUN FOREST RUN - ENTER COMPLETE SERIES.  Anyone who enters all the races at once will receive a FREE PREMIUM GOODY BAG available to collect at the Minnowburn event.  (Entry for this option closes on 25th October 2023).    

BORN2RUN Events have teamed up with Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke as charity partner for the RUN FOREST RUN race series.  You can make a donation on your race registration or choose to fundraise and receive one of their FREE charity t-shirts please use the link to sign up so they can offer you support with your fundraising: https://nichs.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/third-party-event.

Race 1        Minnnowburn      Saturday 4th November 2023

Race 2        Gosford                Saturday 25th November 2023

Race 3        Tollymore             Saturday 16th December 2023

Race 4        Loughgall             Saturday 6th January 2024

Race 5        Antrim Castle       Saturday 27th January 2024

Race 6        Castlewellan         Saturday 17th February 2024




10k Race


registrations are not available

There are currently no entry options available for this event.


5k Race


registrations are not available

There are currently no entry options available for this event.