Sports stars set to flock to Fun Run

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THE annual fun run organised by the Ballymoney branch of Cancer Research UK is taking place this year on Friday May 24 at its traditional venue in the Riverside Park.

Chief organiser, Mervyn Ferris, has done a great job for the past six years of the event, encouraging local sportsmen and women along with family members to come out in support.

Top runners from the Springwell Running Club will be taking part and Coleraine FC manager, Oran Kearney, is just one of the leading sportsmen who will be attending to lend his support.

Mr. Ferris has also managed to persuade Coleraine and Ballymena United players to join in.

And others set to take part include Irish Cup winner Stephen Carson from Glentoran as well as representatives from Glebe Rangers, Ballymoney United, Riada Rangers, Ballymoney Olympic and Balnamore and youth players.

From ice hockey there will be Andrew Dickson from Belfast Giants and rugby star Russell Blair.

Ballymoney Rugby Club will be well represented especially from the Under-17 and Under-19 sections and Ballymoney Hockey Club will have a presence.

Scorpion Boxing Club will also be in attendance.

Anyone wishing to take part can contact Mervyn for a sponsorship form on 07703582734.

£2,000 was raised by the event last year.

The first 40 people who turn up with sponsorship of at least £20 each will get a free tee-shirt.

The Fun Run for kids starts at 6.30pm followed by a 5K run at 7pm and the Fun Run and Walk for adults is at 7pm leaving from the pavilion at the Riverside Park.