Last call for five-mile road race

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This is the last chance for all runners and fun runners to enter the NFU Mutual 5 Mile Road Race and Fun Run at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre this Friday, July 26.

Organisers Ballymoney Sports Development Unit, in partnership with Springwell Running Club are again indebted to NFU Mutual who are sponsoring this tremendous event for the third time. The 5 mile road race begins at 7pm 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, so there is no excuse not to turn up and give it a go’. commented Community Sports Officer, 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 2012 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.

Please note that entry costs £3-00 per child and NO entries will be accepted without a Parental/Guardian consent form being completed.

‘This is the ninth 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.

Riada Road Race Entry fee:

£10 for registered club members on the evening, £11 for non registered runners on the evening, £12/£13 Late Entry Fee, Fun Run £3. Contact John Fall on 028 27660260 or email