Belfast’s only hill race, the Belfast Hills 10k, is set for Saturday 24 May at 11 am. The race offers participants a unique opportunity to test themselves over the trails of Cave Hill Country Park, taking in the stunning views from Belfast Castle, Bellevue and McArt’s Fort.
The race is organised by North Belfast Harriers and sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles. Last year the race attracted almost 100 athletes, including a mix of experienced hill runners and those trying out the discipline for the very first time. Neil Carty of North Belfast Harriers and Hazel McLaughlin of Lagan Valley were the first man and woman home.
“The Belfast Hills are a real treasure for runners who love to get off-road and experience nature,” said race director Matt Shields. “North Belfast Harriers train regularly over the hills and we are excited to once again welcome runners from near and far to this race.”
At just £10 for affiliated and £12 for unaffiliated runners, the event is a bargain when compared to other off-road events on the calendar. There is also a 2k race for under-16’s, with a £3 entry fee.
All competitors will receive a free pair of running socks. There are prizes for top three men and women plus 1st over 40’s & over 50’s male and female.
Entry pack collection, start point and gathering point will be at the Boys Model School on the North Circular Road on the day of event.
Changing, parking and showering facilities available at Boys Model School. This is a timed run. Participants are free to walk, jog, or run as they see fit. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn – off-road shoes are recommended.
For more information, visit: http://belfasthills10k.com/