Christmas Cracker – 400 Entries

NAC 400 EntriesOver 400 teams have now entered the Castlewellan Christmas Cracker on 27th December. Entries are coming in very fast, so to avoid disappointment book your spot early.

ONLY 200 SPACES LEFT. Entries are limited to 600. Online Registration closes on Monday 19th December or when the Entry Limit has been reached.

Full Race Details

Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2016

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The Annual Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on
Tuesday 27th December 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Online Registration is NOW OPEN. Please note that there will be no further entries available on race day. Any downloadable entry forms from previous years races are not valid and cannot be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All teams must pre enter using the online registration system.
  • Entry fee of £30 / team is payable at time of registration.
  • NO refunds are available.
  • There is a limit of 600 teams.
  • There will be NO entries taken on race day.
  • Registration will close on Monday 19th December or when the entry limit has been reached.
  • Team changes can be made by emailing info@newcastleac.org before race day. Details will be in email confirmation that each team member receives.

Full Race Details and Online Entry Form can be found HERE 
Any queries should be sent to info@newcastleac.org

There will be a recce of the Christmas Cracker course this Sunday morning at 8:30am. Meeting at Castlewellan Upper Square. Everyone welcome.

The 32nd Christmas Cracker in Castlewellan Report

Tales of the not so unexpected as Monaghan and Totten dominate a high class field
by Bogusboy

ResultsPhotos by Caolan Hawkins

With 850 competitors participating, the Castlewellan Christmas Cracker was undoubtedly the main local sporting event of the holiday season. The scene as the athletes made their way along the Main Street towards the Drumbuck Road was truly something to behold with many festooned in festive apparel.  Equally impressive was the huge crowd of spectators that lined the streets and the forest park to watch the drama unfold. This year was a vintage one with the event sold out well in advance and many of the top performers committed early to taking part. As predicted, it was going to be a close affair, with a number of pairs in contention for the win. Continue reading

Sold Out!!!

A preview of the 32nd Christmas Cracker race by Bogusboy

It sold out almost as quickly as Beiber – extra places were secured and went within minutes and many are disappointed as they will have to spectate. 450 teams will take to the line for the 32nd Christmas cracker pairs’ race on Monday 28th December. The market town will be awash with colour as 900 competitors, many of whom will ‘dress for the occasion’, take to the streets. Rumour has it that Stevie Rice and Martin Brogan were tactically holding off to see if they could get a discounted price after Christmas Day –  sorry lads, no such luck this year. The race has grown exponentially since it was taken over by Newcastle AC and relocated to Castlewellan in the early ‘noughties’ and remains one of the most unique and popular races in the annual ANI calendar. In 2014, 353 teams completed the course, building steadily on the numbers form the previous years.  This year there are 203 male teams, 118 female teams and 129 mixed teams. Continue reading

Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2015

The Annual Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on
Monday 28th December 2015 at 1:00 PM.

Provisional Results

Final Race Instructions. Please email any changes before 6pm on Sunday. NOTE – please send full details of change – name, phone, email, club, d.o.b, age on race day, next of kin name, next of kin phone. Changes cannot be made without all these details.

Preview Report

Entries are now CLOSED. Please note that there will be no further entries available on race day. Any downloadable entry forms from previous years races are not valid and cannot be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGES :

  • All teams must pre enter using the online registration system
  • Entry fee of £25 / team is payable at time of registration
  • NO refunds are available
  • There is a limit of 400 teams
  • There will be no entries taken on race day
  • Registration will close on Monday 21st Dec or when the entry limit has been reached.
  • Team changes can be made via email before race day. Details will be in email confirmation that each team member receives.

Full Race Details and Entry Form can be found HERE – Map now added
Queries should be sent to raceregistration@newcastleac.plus.com