About Us

Castlewellan parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Castlewellan Forest Park, Main St, Castlewellan BT31 . It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Life Adventure Centre Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • NI Forest Service :

  • Newry, Mourne and Down Council:

  • County Down Rural Community Network:

  • LIFE Adventure Centre:

  • Public Health Agency:

    Your donation will be wisely spent by the event team (as custodians of the local purse) on the upkeep of your parkrun.

    For donations prior to 1 February 2017, 85% was allocated to the event and the remaining 15% to the New Event Fund.

    We are unable to accept donations to events that are made via third party employer contribution schemes.

    We no longer accept cheques for event donations.

    parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here.

    parkrun UK is a not-for-profit organisation.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-11-24John TaylorCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-11-24Caroline BurnsCastlewellan£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-10-24John TaylorCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-10-24Caroline BurnsCastlewellan£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-09-24John TaylorCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-09-24Caroline BurnsCastlewellan£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-09-20Donal SmithCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation from Walkers Lily & Pep
    2019-08-26Maxine SteeleCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-08-26Michelle KillenCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-08-24Caroline BurnsCastlewellan£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-08-24John TaylorCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-08-19DM MitchellCastlewellan£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2019-07-24John TaylorCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-07-24Caroline BurnsCastlewellan£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-07-09Ciara HardyCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-26Claire BlackCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-24Caroline BurnsCastlewellan£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-06-24John TaylorCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-14Julie HealyCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-11D MitchellCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-08Liam SmythCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-04fiona milliganCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-04Joe McCannCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Emma McMullanCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Patrick SmithCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-03P M CORRIGANCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-03oonagh flynnCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Catherine MilliganCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Kieran McMahonCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-03Michelle MckinneyCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00Michelle mckinney
    2019-06-02Eileen MckayCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Simon ThorntonCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Nicola MagorrianCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-06-02Mark GrahamCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-06-01Shane RooneyCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-25Terence BrennanCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-25Grace TrimbleCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-25elaine hodgesCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-24kevin corriganCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Anne DomicanCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-24holly gordonCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Bridge MorganCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-24ann mc alarneyCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Carol RooneyCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-24John TaylorCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Caroline BurnsCastlewellan£1.00£1.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Marguerite RobinsonCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you :)
    2019-05-24Mairead MccombCastlewellan£15.00£15.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Michelle GrahamCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-24neil curranCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Jo-ann WelbyCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00
    2019-05-24stephen tonerCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Alison CarrollCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00Happy Running!
    2019-05-24Simon McCabeCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00Thank you Parkrun Castlewellan
    2019-05-24Kenneth BlakelyCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Gillian McNiffCastlewellan£10.00£10.00£0.00
    2019-05-24Stephen MooreCastlewellan£5.00£5.00£0.00
    2019-05-19Joe MCCannCastlewellan£20.00£20.00£0.00Donation from Barney Cunningham for a selfie frame


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2019-07-05Castlewellan£15.00parkrun Selfie Frame
    2019-07-08Castlewellan£192.00Pacer bibs
    2019-08-21Castlewellan£40.001 set of replacement tokens
    2019-09-29Castlewellan£45.00Anniversary/celebration items
    2019-12-05Castlewellan£49.83Anniversary/celebration items