2020 Vitality Membership Half Marathon, 10K & Fun Run 20 February 2020 Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is delighted to open entries for the 2020 Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run, supported by new title sponsor, Vitality Membership. The ever popular event will take place on Wednesday 17th June from Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Lisburn. Attracting approximately 6,000 runners, the event is one of Northern Ireland’s largest sporting participatory events with the Half Marathon and 10K Road Race renowned for being a runner’s dream of ‘Flat & Fast’. The event is ideal for competitive runners aiming for Personal Bests or beginners looking to take on a new challenge. For those wishing to run for fun, the 3K Fun Run is the perfect race to run with family and friends and soak up the atmosphere while getting active! Sign up today and take advantage of early booking rates for all events as well as discounts for groups with 25+participants in the Fun Run. All events are inclusive and are open to wheelchair and hand cycle participants. Speaking at the launch of the event, the Deputy Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Johnny McCarthy said, “It gives me great pleasure to be part of the official launch of the 2020 Vitality Membership Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run. The Council is extremely proud to host such a high profile sporting event and we are looking forward to welcoming thousands of running enthusiasts to the start line at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex on 17th June. “The event remains a popular event in the calendar for almost four decades and I would warmly encourage everyone to sign up today, whether they are an experienced runner looking to beat the clock or step out of their comfort zone and take on a new challenge. I would also encourage families, schools and youth groups to register for the fun run and enjoy a memorable evening for everyone. “Finally I would like to thank the Council for supporting the event through their Vitality Membership initiative and I am confident that this year’s partnership will build on the success of this highly popular event.” Chairman of the Leisure and Community Development Committee, Alderman James Tinsley added, “I am delighted to be involved in the launch of the 2020 Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run, and particularly thrilled to introduce the new event title sponsor, ‘Vitality Membership’, which complements the Council’s initiative to get more people active, more often. “The Council continues to promote events and initiatives of this nature that provide a platform to physical activity and I have no doubt that the 2020 Vitality Membership Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run will help inspire people to get active and perhaps integrate physical activity into their daily lives and reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. “I would like to take this opportunity to encourage both competitive runners and fun runners to sign up for the event and I look forward to seeing you all at the start line on 17th June 2020,” concluded the Chairman. 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 Thursday 30th April 2020. The closing date for registrations is Monday 15th June 2020. Details can also be found on the Council’s Sports Development Facebook page, ‘Be Active, Stay Active Lisburn Castlereagh.