Start / Finish area:
Newry promanade



Run Distances:


Course description:

(2.5K) Starting on the Newry promenade, participants make their way to the furthest roundabout, turn left along the top road and continue to run until the entrance of the Breakwater and turn right, continue for a few meters then turn right again taking the bottom road past the Boathouse and bearing left to the finish opposite the Mckenzie.

(5K) as the 2.5K but turning right at the red powder station to continue along the top road to do another loop round, then finishing opposite the Mckenzie pier.

Medal and refreshments to all finishers

5K route
new 5k route colour run

All entries receive a medal and refreshments.


Online entries – To guarantee entry please enter online by clicking the link below. All online entries will receive a plain white t-shirt. You can pick up your t-shirt and number from race HQ Saturday 27th between 13:00 – 15:00hrs at the Holyhead festival, Newry and 12:00-13:45hrs on race day.

Late entries – Limited entries available on the weekend of the event, if you know you definitely want to take part then register early to avoid disappointment! On the weekend entries DO NOT receive a plain white t-shirt but DO receive a finisher medal and post run refreshments. You can register at race HQ on Saturday 27th July between 13:00 – 15:00hrs at the Holyhead festival, Newry and 12:00-13:45hrs on race day.



Limited parking opposite the sea cadets at Newry LL65 1YA. Alternative parking available along Lands end road LL65 1UD. If parking in nearby streets of the event please be mindful of residents drives and pedestrians – thank you.

Colour powder:
There will be 3 colour stations along the 5K course and 100g bags of colour powder for £1.00 a bag available to purchase at registration to throw at one another if you wish!

The coloured powder is 99% corn starch and 1% food colouring so no nasty chemicals.

It is recommended you wear eye protection such as sun glasses as a precaution. There will be limited amount of sunglasses for sale at registration.

It may only be coloured cornstarch, but the powder can still stain (more-so if powder comes into contact with moisture) so please do not wear anything that you’ll be upset to lose. While the coloured powder may come out in the wash, there’s a chance it won’t depending on how much it’s set. Plan on giving yourself a good scrub in the shower once it’s over, and don’t be surprised if it takes a few washings to get rid of all the colour — especially if you have blonde hair!