Belfast Telegraph Runher coastal 5k and 10K - May 20
Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal is set to bring record numbers down onto the Lough shoreline on Friday evening,May 20.
The event is heading for 1,500 participants split between the 5K and 10K offering. The 5K(6.30pm start) begins at Rockport school and threads its way to Crawfordsburn Country Park; but it is the challenge of the 10K route from Seapark to Crawfordsburn(7pm start) that is proving the most popular.
Race Director Michael Jenkins from organisers Pure Running says: “This is a special year for us with the 10th anniversary of Runher; and we’ve been delighted by the response to our Coastal challenge.
“ We began the year with a new event in Delamont Park,Downpatrick which was well received; and the Coastal route provides a different type of challenging terrain which our women runners,joggers and walkers seem to enjoy taking on,” he says.
Among those taking on that challenge and swapping snow for sand will be Olympic Games snowboarding international Aimee Fuller. The 25-year-old, who’s odds-on to make the GB team for the next Winter Games in South Korea in 2018, lives just a few metres from the course and has persuaded her mum Sara to also take part in the 10K.
Former Miss Northern Ireland Tiffany Brien will also be on the start-line along with a host of clubs,community groups and charities including Cancer Focus,Aware NI and Pretty in Pink.
The event is supported by Saucony, by Water Within and by Ards and North Down Borough Council.
Pack Collection and Late Sign Up
Pack Collection will be held at Pure Running (60-64 Wellington Place, BT1 6GF - opposite Inst school).
Wednesday 18th May - 10am-5pm Pure Running
Thursday 19th May - 9am-8pm at Pure Running.
Friday 20th May - 2pm - 6pm at Seapark.
During pack collection at Pure Running there may be queues, particularly at lunchtimes. To ensure you needn’t feel rushed, we are open to 8pm on Thursday evening. Pack Collection on Friday will be available at the race start at Seapark between 2pm to 6pm. We will aim to give all entrants as much opportunity as possible on Friday to collect their race pack/register but please ensure you give yourself plenty of time to park, walk in and get ready for the official warm up at 6.40pm.
You can also sign up to run at Pack Collection or on the day at Seapark, however this qualifies as a late entry and therefore we cannot guarantee t-shirt. If you come and see us after the event and we have spares we will happily give you one!
To gaurantee your t-shirt sign up online now. £20.00 entry ends Saturday 30th April. Entry fee is £22.00 from 1st May to and including race day.
Date : Friday 20th May 2016
5K Start Time : 6:30pm
5K Start Location : Rockport School, Holywood BT18 0DD.
10K Start Time : 7:00pm
10K Start Location : Seapark, Holywood.
5K & 10K Finish : Crawfordsburn Country Park
The nearest train stop to Seapark is Holywood. When you get off the train, turn right and continue along the promenade (less than 1 mile) to Seapark.
The nearest train stop to Rockport School is Seahill. When you get off the train please follow the path down to Rockport School.
Parking Information and Returning to 5K & 10K Start
There is strictly no parking at Rockport School. We strongly advise you do not park at Seapark either as it will be extremely busy. Please feel free to park in Holywood (less than a mile away) and walk over to Seapark as part of your warm up!
There is limited parking at Crawfordsburn Country park. We encourage you to use the train and car share where possible. The park will be closed to cars once full.
There will be 4 shuttle buses at Crawfordsburn to return participants to both the 5K start at Rockport and 10K start at Seapark after the event. The buses will return on a regular basis to ensure all participants have the opportunity to be returned to their start location.
Your Race Time
The race start will be staggered to ensure all participants get the best start. Please be aware of your time and start according to the race time signs. If you are walking the event please start at the back.
Post Race BBQ, Live Entertainment and Kids Activities
We encourage you to bring your friends and family along after the event to enjoy the kids entertainment, BBQ and Apex Physio sports massage at Crawfordsburn! Kids entertainment and massage are complimentary, however please bring money to refuel at the BBQ.
We look forward to sharing the Belfast Telegraph Runher experience with you for another year. Whether it’s your first, furthest or fastest run, Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge will be a night to remember!
Belfast Telegraph Digital