RUNNING RACES IN & AROUND BELFAST 2017

There is a huge variety of races in 2017. Road, off-road, XC, trail and even relays we have them all. We've listed them by race type and chronological order to make them easier to read. There's the usual distances (5K, 10K, 10M, HM, Marathon) but check out the 4M and 16M options. This is the most comprehensive race list in Ireland, and the only one with built-in links. All races are within travelling distance of Belfast (max 2.5hrs). Note some races are part of a series and some events will host more than one race (e.g. 10k & 5k, plus walks, fun runs and junior age-group races). Full race listings and details are at the bottom.

 Put these races in your diary now, and then sign up quick. Start training and enjoy 

Put these races in your diary now, and then sign up quick. Start training and enjoy 

ALL RACES HAVE BEEN LINKED TO REGISTRATION/INFO SITE WHERE AVAILABLE. FOR MOST OF THE OTHERS IT IS USUALLY - BUT NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE - TO REGISTER ON THE DAY.

 

XC

Sat 7th Jan (11:45am)  MOIRA

Sat 14th Jan (11:30am) ANTRIM INTERNATIONALS - RESULTS

Sat 28th Jan (1pm-) NI INTERMEDIATE & JUNIOR CHAMPIONSIPS- GRANSHA, DERRY

Sat 4th Feb (Noon) NORTH DOWN FESTIVAL OF CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS, BANGOR 

Sun 12th Feb (2:15pm) MALLUSK CROSS-COUNTRY

Sat 25th Feb (11am) STORMONT  

Sat 4th Mar (1:30pm) NI & ULSTER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - LURGAN

NB Only the adult times are listed above, many have minor (under 18) age-group races beforehand, see links for more details. For the other XC events listed above, contact Athletics NI (028 90602707).


MARATHON

Mon 1st May (9am) BELFAST CITY MARATHON & RELAYS

Sun 28th May (9am) NEWRY CITY MARATHON, HM & 10K 

Sun 4th Jun (9am) WALLED CITY MARATHON - DERRY

Sat 10th Jun (AM) MOURNE WAY MARATHON, HM, 10K & ULTRA - KILBRONEY PARK, ROSTREVOR


HALF-MARATHON

Sun 12th Feb (TBC) DUNE CROSS-BORDER HM - NEWRY TO DUNDALK

Sat 4th Mar (10am) CARLINGFORD HM & 10K - CO. LOUTH

Sun 12th Mar (Noon) BOHERMEEN (MEATH) HM & 10K

Sat 18th Mar (11am) LARNE HM  ***SOLD OUT***

Sat 18th Mar (10am) WASHING BAY GREEN RUN HM, 5K & 10K, AUGHAMULLAN, CO. TYRONE

Sat 1st Apr (11am) OMAGH HM

Sun 2nd Apr (9am) SUBWAY HOLYWOOD HM & 10K

Sat 13th May (10am) RIVER MOY HM, BALLINA - CO. MEATH

Sun 28th May (TBC) NEWRY CITY HM

Sat 10th Jun (AM) MOURNE WAY HM, 10K, 26.2M & ULTRA - KILBRONEY PARK, ROSTREVOR

Wed 21st Jun (6:30pm) LISBURN HM & 10K

Fri 30th Jun (TBC) ARDS HM

Sun 13th Aug (8:30am) DUBLIN ROCK N ROLL HM (10K & 5K TBD)

Sun 3rd Sep (10:30am) WALLED CITY HM, DERRY

Sun 17th Sep (9am) BELFAST CITY HM

Sat 23rd Sep (9am) DUBLIN HM (NEW VENUE, NEWBRIDGE)

 

NB Possible additions: Cookstown HM (July) and Dambusters HM (August) - both TBC


10 MILE

Sun 5th Feb (11am) FINN VALLEY GLENMORE 10M ROAD RACE - CO. DONEGAL

Sun 5th Feb (Noon) TRIM AC 10M - MEATH

Sat 25th Feb (Noon) PARKANAUR FOREST 10M - DUNGANNON (NB OFF-ROAD)

Sat 4th Mar (11am) SSE AIRTRICITY 10M - DERRY

Sat 11th Mar (10:30am) CARA 10M & 10K - BUNDORAN, DONEGAL

Sat 15th Apr (2pm) BALLYLIFFIN 10M & 7M COAST RUN - DONEGAL

Mon 17th Apr (TBC) CLONTARF 10M - DUBLIN

Sat 26th Aug (10am) FRANK DUFFY 10M (DUBLIN MARATHON RACE SERIES) - DUBLIN


10 KM

Sat 7th Jan (11am) TOLLYMORE 10K - RUN FOREST RUN - RESULTS

Sat 21st Jan (11am) GOSFORD PARK 10K & 5K - RUN FOREST FUN - RESULTS

Sat 21st Jan (2:30pm) ST PATRICK'S COLLEGE 10K & 5K - DUNGIVEN - RESULTS

Fri 27th Jan (7:30pm) MOURNE WALK 10K BY NIGHT - KILBRONEY PARK, ROSTREVOR

Sat 4th Feb (11am) ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS 10K & 5K - RUN FOREST RUN

Sat 4th Feb (Noon) DRUM MANOR FOREST PARK 10K - COOKSTOWN

Sat 11th Feb (11am) OMAGH CBS 10K & 5K - OMAGH

Sat 18th Mar (10am) WASHING BAY GREEN RUN 10K, 5K & HM, AUGHAMULLAN, CO. TYRONE

Sat 25th Feb (11am) CASTLEWELLAN FOREST PARK 10K & 5K - RUN FOREST RUN

Sun 26th Feb (10:30am) ST MARTIN'S GAC 10K & 5K - DESERTMARTIN, MAGHERAFELT

Sun 26th Feb (11am) STROKE ASSOC. RESOLUTION RUN 10k & 5K - QUB, BELFAST

Sat 4th Mar (10:30am) CARLINGFORD 10K - CO. LOUTH

Sat 4th Mar (Noon) ST EUGENE'S PS 10K & 5K - OMAGH

Sun 5th Mar (10am) ADDICTION NI RACE TO RECOVERY 10K - ORMEAU PARK, BELFAST

Sun 5th Mar (1pm) BEN DEARG COAST 10K - KILCLIEF, CO. DOWN

Sat 11th Mar (11am) CARMEN 10K - CARRICKMORE, CO. TYRONE

Sun 12th Mar (11am) JIMMY'S TEN 10K - DOWNPATRICK

Fri 17th Mar (9am) SPAR CRAIC 10K - BELFAST CITY CENTRE

Sat 18th Mar (10am) WASHING BAY GREEN RUN 5K, 10K & HM, AUGHAMULLAN, CO. TYRONE

Sun 19th Mar (TBC) TARA LISMULLEN 10K & 3K - CO. MEATH

Sun 2nd Apr (9am) SUBWAY HOLYWOOD 10K & HM 

Sat 8th Apr (Noon) GORTIN 10K & 5K - OMAGH

Sun 16th Apr (11am) FR MURPHY AC 10K - CO. MEATH

Sun 16th Apr (TBC) BALLYGALGET COMMUNITY 10K ROAD RACE & 5K FUN RUN - CO. DOWN

Sat 22nd Apr (TBC) BALLYNAHINCH LIONS 10K & 5K

Sat 22nd Apr (11am) THE CORMAC RUN 10K & 5K - EGLISH, CO. TYRONE

Sun 23rd Apr (2pm) RUN ARMAGH 10K 

Mon 1st May (10:30am) ROYAL COUNTY 10K & 5K - CO. MEATH

Wed 24th May (7pm) BANN 10K & 4K FUN RUN - BANBRIDGE, CO. DOWN

Mon 5th Jun (TBC) VHI WOMEN'S MINI-MARATHON - DUBLIN (Opens 1st Mar)

Sat 10th Jun (AM) MOURNE WAY HM, 10K, 26.2M & ULTRA - KILBRONEY PARK, ROSTREVOR

Sat 10th Jun (9am) PETE'S ALTERNATIVE TRIATHLON 10K RUN - WHITEABBEY

Sat 10th Jun (2pm) ENNISKILLEN 10K

Wed 21st Jun (TBC) LISBURN 10K

Sat 24th Jun (TBC) DUNSHAUGHLIN AC 10K ROAD RACE - CO. MEATH

Thu 29th Jun (TBC) DUNBOYNE AC CLONEE 10K - CO. MEATH

Sun 23rd Jul (10am) FINGAL 10K (DUBLIN MARATHON RACE SERIES) - DUBLIN

Sun 20th Aug (11am) NEWRY & DOWN DSYPRAXIA 10K TRAIL

Tue 22nd Aug (7pm) DESSIE'S 10K RUN, GRANSHA PARK - DERRY

Sun 3rd Sep (2pm) LAGANSIDE 10K, ORMEAU PARK

Sat 30th Sep (TBC) BANGOR 10K


5K - 10K

Sat 21st Jan (Noon) AN CREGAN 5M - RESULTS

Sun 26th Mar (3pm) DUNBOYNE 4M ROAD RACE & FUN RUN - CO. MEATH

Sat 15th Apr (Noon) BERAGH 5M & 5K FUN RUN, Co. TYRONE

Sat 10th Jun (Noon) STUNNERZ N RUNNERZ 5M (LADIES ONLY) - MAGHERAFELT

Fri 11th Aug (7:30pm) MALLUSK HARRIERS 5M ROAD RACE 


5K

Sat 21st Jan (11am) GOSFORD PARK 5K & 10K - RUN FOREST FUN - ARMAGH - RESULTS

Sat 21st Jan (2:30pm) ST PATRICK'S COLLEGE 5K & 10K - DUNGIVEN - RESULTS

Sat 4th Feb (11am) ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS 5K & 10K - RUN FOREST RUN

Sat 11th Feb (11am) OMAGH CBS 5K & 10K - OMAGH

Sat 11th Feb (2:15pm) ROLLERCOASTER RACES 5K, DOWNPATRICK RACE COURSE

Thu 16th Feb (6:30pm) ARMAGH INTERNATIONAL ROAD RACE (3K & 5K)

Sat 25th Feb (11am) CASTLEWELLAN FOREST PARK 5K & 10K - RUN FOREST RUN

Sun 26th Feb (10:30am) ST MARTIN'S GAC 5K & 10K - DESERTMARTIN, MAGHERAFELT

Sun 26th Feb (11am) STROKE ASSOC. RESOLUTION RUN 10k & 5K - QUB, BELFAST

Sat 4th Mar (Noon) ST EUGENE'S PS 5K & 10K - OMAGH

Sat 11th Mar (11am) ST PATRICK'S 5K, GRANSHA, DERRY

Fri 17th Mar (10:30am) ST PATRICK'S DAY 5K FUN RUN, MELVIN SPORTS COMPLEX, STRABANE

Fri 17th Mar (11am) ALTAMUSKIN 5K, OMAGH

Sat 18th Mar (10am) WASHING BAY GREEN RUN 5K, 10K & HM, AUGHAMULLAN, CO. TYRONE

Sat 25th Mar (TBC) JOG BELFAST 5K, ORMEAU PARK, BELFAST

Sat 1st Apr (11:10am) OMAGH 5K FUN RUN & HM

Sun 2nd Apr (11am) RUN DONEGAL WOMEN'S 5K - CO. DONEGAL

Sat 8th Apr (Noon) GORTIN 5K & 10K - OMAGH

Wed 12th Apr (7:30pm) BAY ROAD 5K ROAD RACE, UU MAGEE, DERRY

Sat 15th Apr (Noon) BERAGH 5K & 5M FUN RUN, Co. TYRONE

Sun 16th Apr (TBC) BALLYGALGET COMMUNITY 5K FUN RUN & 10K RACE, CO. DOWN

Sat 22nd Apr (11am) THE CORMAC RUN 5K & 10K, EGLISH, CO. TYRONE

Mon 1st May (10:30am) ROYAL COUNTY 10K & 5K - CO. MEATH


OTHER - UNUSUAL DISTANCES

Sat 16th Apr (10am) LOUGH SHEELIN CHALLENGE 16M - CO. MEATH


 NI Road Relays at Victoria Park, 2016

NI Road Relays at Victoria Park, 2016

RELAYS

Sat 4th Feb (Noon) NORTH DOWN FESTIVAL OF CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS, BANGOR

Sun 7th May (Noon) LISBURN RELAYS, WALLACE PARK (teams of 4, 2m each)


 

RACE SERIES

Northern Velocity Trail Run Series:

Belfast Telegraph 'Run Forest Run' (10k) Series by Born 2 Run:

  • Sat 7th Jan TOLLYMORE - RESULTS
  • Sat 21st Jan GOSFORD
  • Sat 4th Feb ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS
  • Sat 25th Feb CASTLEWELLAN

Sperrin Harriers 'Winter League Series':

  • Sat 7th Jan LOUGH FEA 5K - RESULTS
  • Sat 21st Jan AN CREGAN 5M
  • Sat 4th Feb DRUM MANOR 10K
  • Sat 25th Feb PARKANAUR FOREST 10M

ATLAS RUNNING Castleward Trail Race & Last Man Standing

East Antrim Harriers marathon series:

  • Sun 26th Feb - DETAILS TBC
  • Sat 18th March - DETAILS TBC

 

More marathon, ultras, track and other races (inc 5ks) will be added shortly. Please note that many of the races have filled up quickly over the last year or so, so if even considering and especially if training for a particular race you should book it as soon as possible to ensure entry. Many of the races are great craic and we'd encourage you to get feedback from previous participants and definitely consider them, great way to see new places and meet new friends.

 

FURTHER DETAILS

Below links provide a fuller - but not exhaustive - fixture list with links and contact details for each race.

ATHLETICS NI ROAD & XC FIXTURE LIST (AS AT 18-JAN) 

ATHLETICS IRELAND FIXTURE LIST (EASILY SEARCHABLE) 

We aim to provide a list of races and results (some taken, with appropriate links and thanks from NI Running). We do not certify or approve races but encourage people to check out races and ask previous participants. There's a lot to choose from, so get travelling, races are wonderful way to explore!