Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2019

The 2019 Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on Saturday 28th December 2019 at 1pm.

Race Preview by Bogusboy


  • 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 750 teams.
  • There will be NO entries taken on race day.
  • Team changes can be made by filling in the Team Change Form at the below link. This facility will close at 9pm on Thursday 26 December. Please note changes WILL NOT be accepted via Email/Private Facebook Message etc.


Team Change Form

Entries are NOW OPEN and will close once we reach 750 entries. No additional entries will be released after this maximum limit is reached. 

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.

When registering, it is essential that you check you have entered the correct details. Failure to provide accurate information when completing or amending your Entry Form may result in disqualification from all future Newcastle AC organised events.

Any queries should be sent to

Other Race Details:

  • 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: Approx 8.5 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 will be available after the race.