Last chance to enter Ballyrashane 5 mile run

Kenny Bacon(Start/Finisher Controller, Springwell Running Club),  David Hughes (Representative of Ballyrashane Creameries) and Bryan Edgar (Race Referee, Springwell Running Club) .
Kenny Bacon(Start/Finisher Controller, Springwell Running Club), David Hughes (Representative of Ballyrashane Creameries) and Bryan Edgar (Race Referee, Springwell Running Club) .

It’s the last chance for all runners and fun runners to enter the Ballyrashane 5 Mile road race and fun run at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre on Friday 31st July 2015.

Organizers, Ballymoney Sports Development Unit in partnership with Springwell Running Club are indebted to Ballyrashane Creameries who are sponsoring this tremendous event for the second time.

The 5 mile road race begins at 7.30pm with 20 individual categories incorporated into the main race this year.

“This year promises to be another great event with categories for everyone and prizes the whole way down the field, commented Sports Manager, John Fall.

The full list of categories are as follows, open male and female, veterans section for males over 35, 40, 45, 55 60 & 65, veterans sections for females for over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, junior race 15+ for male and female, wheelchair race for male and females.

The race has attracted great numbers in past years with 180 finishers in 2014 and this year should be no different with enquiries already received from all over the province.

Prior to the main event, the children’s fun run will take place at 6.15pm again at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre. The race will take place in the grounds of the centre and is open to anyone aged 8-11 & 12-14. Entry costs £3 per child and NO entries will be accepted without a Parental/Guardian consent form being completed.

“This is the 10th year of the children’s event and we would encourage all children from the Borough to come along and take part. Every child will receive a medal for competing,” commented John Fall.

Kenny Bacon of Springwell Running Club also commented, “Preparation for the main races has gone really smoothly this year and I am delighted to continue our excellent partnership with Ballymoney Borough Council’s Sports Development Unit.

“Hopefully we will top the 200 mark in entries this year and who knows maybe see the course record fall in one of the events.

“A special prize is on offer for anyone beating any of the current course records.”

The evening’s activities kick off from 6pm and the Mayor, Councillor Michelle Knight/McQuillan will start the race at 7.30pm from the Garryduff Road.

Entries received after Monday 27th July 2015 will have a £1 late entry fee; £14/£15 Late Entry Fee; Fun Run - £3. For more information contact John Fall, Sports Manager on 028 27660260 or

Email: John.Fall@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk