Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2017

The 2017 Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on Saturday 30th December 2017 at 1:00pm.


  • All teams must pre enter using the online registration system.
  • Entry fee of £30 per 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.
  • Team changes can be made using the Online Team Change Form. Team changes WILL NOT be accepted via Email. 
  • Online Registration will close on Thursday 28th December or when the entry limit has been reached. 

We have now reached our absolute maximum of 700 teams for the Christmas Cracker!

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Other Race Details:

  • All teams will receive a commemorative gift (see image of team medal below).
  • A team of two is required and both must cross the finish line together. Barcode on runner A will be scanned.
  • Categories are Male, Female and Mixed. Must be over 16.
  • Start of race is in Castlewellan GAC, 21 Circular Road, Castlewellan, Co Down, BT31 9ED.
  • Distance: Approximately 8 miles.
  • Course: Road and forest tracks in and around Castlewellan suitable for all hill, cross country and road runners.
  • NO dogs are allowed at this event.
  • Prizes for all main categories and for best fancy dress outfit.
  • Changing facilities and showers are available.
  • Refreshments available after race.