NI & Ulster Championship Bangor 10k

NI & Ulster Championship Bangor 10k

in association with John Minnis Estate Agents

Saturday 30th September 2023







Registration information

Online registration is now open until 28th September 2023.

Early bird fee applies for entries received before 31st May 2023.  

“Late entry” may be available at number pickup on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September 2023 if the entry limit has not been reached

Green Entry Fees (no medal, no t-shirt)

Before 31st May 2023  1st June –  28th September 2023  
Attached: £13.50 Attached: £14.50  
Unattached: £15.50 Unattached: £16.50  


Full entry fees (includes medal and technical t-shirt. Available until 31st August 2023)

Before 31st May 2023  1st June –  31st August 2023  
Attached: £23.50 Attached: £24.50  
Unattached: £25.50 Unattached: £26.50  


Race pack collection will be available on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September at Bangor Aurora Leisure Centre. Opening times are from 5.00pm – 8.00pm on Friday, and 7.00am – 9.30am on Saturday. If collecting your pack on Saturday please allow enough time to get to the start area, which is approx. 10 minute walk from pack collection.

Race Information

The race will be chip timed and part of The Forestside 10k Grand Prix race series. There is no option to complete a ‘virtual run’. The chip will be attached to the bib number – please do not fold or damage the chip.

The total prize fund, of over £3400, will include the usual age category prizes, for both male & female winners. Prize giving for the 1st 3 male and female will take place at approx 10.45am in Ward Park and all other prizes will be posted to the winners.

The race starts in Castle Park, near the front of the Town Hall, and finishes in Ward Park. The race is an all-inclusive event, and has attracted Olympians such as Paul Pollock, National Marathon Champion (Irl) Laura Graham, local athletes, new athletes and wheelchair participants in the past.

Water stations will be available at The Meadows, Groomsport, and at the finish line.

Refreshments will be provided after the race.


Changing facilities, including showers, are available at Aurora Leisure Centre. Toilets are also located in the Leisure Centre, as well as public toilets at the start area.

Free car parking is available at the Aurora Leisure Centre, near the start at Castle Park, or close to the finish at Ward Park. There are also a number of paid-for carparks in the town. Please allow plenty of time to park and make your way to the start line.


The route is fairly flat and fast, with a short hill around 9k. The route starts in Castle Park, close to the front of the Town Hall, and makes its way through Bangor town centre before heading out along the coast and countryside to Groomsport. The route will loop through Groomsport once again meeting the coast for the penultimate KM back to Bangor. The finish area is in Ward Park in Bangor, where there is plenty of space to rest and enjoy the atmosphere. Please note, the roads are not closed to traffic so follow marshals instructions. Why not ask to family and friends to come along and support along the route!


The race is held under Athletics NI Permit and has been accurately measured. Participants must be 15 years or over on race day. Roads are open to traffic. In line with UK Athletics Rules, the wearing of headphones is NOT permitted. Any athlete wearing headphones during the race will be disqualified.

Please note for Health & Safety reasons, runners will not be allowed to compete pushing buggies or prams. In line with UK Athletics Rules runners must not be accompanied by a dog in the race. First Aid will be provided by ProParamedics, along the route and at the finish.


We would like to thank Ards and North Down Borough Council and the PSNI for their support in hosting this event. We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors for their assistance – John Minnis Estate Agents and Bangor Aurora.

Race Route


Results will be available as soon as possible after the race, on the following websites:

Athlete transfer and refunds.

No refunds will be issued. Any athlete running under another competitor’s race number will be disqualified. As bib numbers are personalised, any personalisation cannot be amended. Name changes are available via the online system only.

NI & Ulster 10k Championship

This race is the designated NI & Ulster Championship 10k race and the Athletics NI Championship Regulations will be applicable.

For more information please email