LOCAL people are gearing up for this year's Coca-Cola Lisburn
Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, which will take place on
Wednesday June 18 at 6.45pm, and organisers are hoping to make
this the most successful year ever.
The 25th anniversary event in 2007 attracted
5,700 runners and it is hoped to break the 6,000 barrier in
This year's official charity is Make-A-Wish
who grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting
life-threatening illnesses. The official charity will receive �1
from each entry but runners may choose to run to raise
additional sponsorship for this or indeed a host of other worthy
The choice of the three races, the family
friendly atmosphere and the large number of schools and youth
groups taking part ensure this is the ideal event for both the
serious runner or the not so serious leisure runner.
The Fun Run is ideal for large
groups from schools, youth groups, uniform
organisations or families and friends who want to get fit for
summer, have a bit of fun and perhaps help a worthy cause along
the way. A special group entry rate is available for groups of
25 or more.
The 10K presents more of a challenge for the
semi serious runners although the relatively flat course ensures
the challenge is not beyond prospective participants.
The Half Marathon is one of the most
challenging in Northern Ireland and is a mix of relatively flat
and undulating terrain. The satisfaction of competing the course
is one that entices serious competitors to come back year after
Entry could not be easier as there is online
entry and event information available at
www.lisburnhalfmarathon.com or alternatively contact the
Leisure Services Department
on 02892 509563. The website will provide all
the information you require including training plans, route
information, a special frequently asked questions section plus
information and sponsorship form for this year's official
So why not get in shape, get training and
take part in what promises to be one of the highlights of the
sporting year in Lisburn.