North Down Athletics Club are encouraging runners of all abilities to get ready for next month’s Bangor 10k Road Race.
The race, which was revived in 2005, takes place on Saturday, September 25, and will see hundreds of athletes compete along the course from Castle Park Avenue to Ward Park.
Confirming details for this year’s race, Mayor of North Down Councillor John Montgomery said: “The Bangor 10k has proved very popular with athletes from home and abroad since it was revived in 2005. The course is flat and allows for a fast and exciting race, which is appealing to both participants and spectators.
“In the past, racers have included Zola Budd, Gerry Curtis, and Dave Long, who have gone on to shine at many international athletics meetings, including the Olympic Games. We hope similar talent will be attracted to compete this year.”
The race starts at 11am from Castle Park Avenue, adjacent to Bangor Castle Leisure Centre Car Park, and will be run on roads and footpaths (not traffic free), however it will be marshalled and the PSNI will facilitate the management of traffic.
The prize fund will provide for all categories of runners, including prizes for teams of three for both men and women. All finishers will receive a |commemorative t-shirt.
Participants can register online at www.northdown.gov.uk or www.northdownac.co.uk. Fees are £11 for affiliated club runners and £12 for non-affiliated. An ‘on the day’ late entry fee of £15 will also apply.