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Run marks new era for yard, 99 years on


This year’s Titanic Quarter 10K run takes place on the 99th anniversary of the famous Belfast ship’s maiden voyage.

With building work continuing apace on Titanic Belfast, set to be Northern Ireland’s premier tourist facility, the build-up has begun to this year’s event — the official warm-up race for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.

Thousands are expected to turn out for the race, on Sunday, April 10 and to get a look at the ever-expanding Titanic Quarter development on Queen’s Island.

Sponsored by Titanic Quarter Ltd and Belfast Harbour, organised by Athletics Northern Ireland, and supported by Podium4Sport, the event is now in its fifth year.

The new start and finish point for this year’s event is the public realm space at Abercorn Residential Complex (ARC) , where a family fun day will be hosted with a range of activities throughout.

Denise Shields of Titanic Quarter Ltd said: “Adding to the fun aspect of the day, we are pleased to welcome the Belfast Titanic Society in traditional costume plus a bouncy castle, face painters and a range of other exciting activities taking place throughout the day, so we would encourage families of participants to come along and enjoy the occasion.”

All runners will once again receive a text message to their mobile phones once the race is over with details of their individual position, official time and category position. An LED screen will display every runner’s name, race position and time once they cross the finish line.

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There is a total prize fund of £2,000 and the junior race for U15s will take place before the main event.

Entry fees are £10 for athletic club members and £12 individuals. Entry forms are available from Athletics NI, other clubs and leisure centres.

Online entry is available at www.niathletics.org, where there will also be access to a race map and details of the family fun day. The closing date for website entries is Monday, March 25.

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