Vitality Membership Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race & Fun Run 06 February 2023 Entries are now open for the 2023 Vitality Membership Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run! The popular event will take place on Wednesday 21 June starting from Lagan Valley LeisurePlex. The route has become a firm favourite on the sporting calendar with this year marking the 40th event taking place within the Lisburn area. Runners can sign up today and set a new fitness goal or work towards smashing a personal best time. It is also the perfect opportunity for individuals to progress to a longer distance after completing the council’s new couch to 5K and 5K-10K programmes. For those wishing to take part for fun, the Fun Run is the perfect event to run with family and friends and soak up the atmosphere. Schools and youth groups are encouraged to take part and get all ages active together! Events are inclusive and are open to wheelchair and hand cycle participants. Launching the event, the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Scott Carson said, “The council is delighted to celebrate the 40th year of the Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run. The event has remained a popular fixture amongst runners from across Northern Ireland and beyond who make it a priority to add the race to their running calendar each year. This enthusiasm highlights the enjoyment the flat and fast course offers both recreational and competitive runners looking to set a new fitness goal. “The Fun Run is also a fantastic opportunity for families, schools and youth groups to get involved too. Proceeds from all events will support the Mayoral Charities so it’s a great occasion to get everyone moving together.” Councillor Aaron McIntyre, Chair of the Leisure and Community Development Committee, added, “The Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run have been firm favourites with runners and families for four decades. The council is delighted to once again sponsor the event through its Vitality Membership package, which highlights the importance of looking after our health and wellbeing through a wide range of activities and sessions. “The Council’s Couch to 5K and 5K-10K programmes, which are scheduled for May, also provide a fantastic stepping stone for runners looking to accomplish a longer distance. It’s a great opportunity for likeminded participants to start training in preparation for the big event and achieve a new fitness goal! “I would like to encourage everyone to sign up for the Half Marathon, 10K or Fun Run and I look forward to cheering you across the finish line on 21 June,” concluded Councillor McIntyre For further information or to register for the Half Marathon, 10K Road Race or Fun Run, visit www.lisburnhalfmarathon.com. To avail of our early bird rates, sign up online before 30th April 2023. Details can also be found on the Council’s Sports Development Facebook page, ‘Be Active, Stay Active Lisburn Castlereagh.