Northern Ireland and Ulster Championship Bangor 10k

10am Saturday 28th September 2024

In Association with Ards and North Down Borough Council
Sponsored by John Minnis Estate Agents

Registration information

Online registration is now open until 26th September 2024.

Green Entry (no medal, no t-shirt)

Before 20th June 2024 21st June – 26th Sep 2024
ANI registered £13.50 ANI registered £14.50
Non ANI registered £15.50 Non ANI registered £16.50

Mid Entry (includes medal only – Available until 31st August 2024 subject to availability)

Before 20th June 2024 21st June – 31st Aug 2024
ANI registered £17.00 ANI registered £18.00
Non ANI registered £19.00 Non ANI registered £20.00

Full Entry (includes medal and technical t-shirt -Available until 31st August 2024 subject to availability)

Before 20th June 2024 21st June – 31st Aug 2024
ANI registered £23.50 ANI registered £24.50
Non ANI registered £25.50 Non ANI registered £26.50

 

Limited registrations may also be available on the Friday night at the pack collection, unless the event sells out.

Race pack collection

Race pack collection will take place at Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, 3 Valentine Road, Bangor, BT20 4TH

  • Friday 27th September 5pm- 8pm
  • Saturday 28th September 7.30am-9.30am.

If you are collecting your pack on Saturday please allow enough time to get to the start line in Castle Park, this is approximately a 10 minute walk from pack collection.

Race information

The race will be chip timed and is the designated NI and Ulster Championship 10k race as such the Athletics NI Championship Regulations will apply.
The total prize fund is over £3,400. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers. There will also be age category prizes. The prize giving will take place at 11am for the top three male and female finishers and all other prizes will be posted to the winners.
The race starts in Castle Park, near the front of the Town Hall, continues through Bangor Town along the coast to Ballyholme and Groomsport before finishing in Ward Park. The race is suitable for both novice and experienced runners alike.
Water stations will be available in Groomsport village and at the finish line.
Refreshments will be provided after the race in the Pavilion by the Bowling Green in Ward Park.

Facilities

Changing facilities, including showers and toilets are available at the Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Centre, 3 Valentine Road, Bangor. There are public toilets available near the start line and additional toilets provided for the race in Castle Park.

Car Parking

Free car parking is available at the Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Centre, at Ward Park and at Castle Park. Additional free car parking spaces are also available in town at Queen’s Parade Car Park which is a short 10 minute walk from the start line. There is also ample paid-for car parks in the town, including one adjacent to the start line on Castle Park Avenue.
Please allow plenty of time to park and make your way to the start line.

Race route

The route is fairly flat and fast, starting outside the Town Hall in Castle Park, heading downhill into Bangor town centre, before taking in the coastal scenery around Ballyholme and Groomsport ending with a short hill around the 9k mark before heading towards the finish line in Ward Park. Refreshments will be provided in the Pavilion in Ward Park for all finishers and supporters so why not make a day of it with family and friends!
Please note that the roads are not closed to traffic so please follow the marshal’s instructions along the route. The race will be well marshalled by volunteers from the Athletic Club and the route is clearly marked.

Bangor 10k Race Route 2024
Bangor 10k Race Route 2024

Safety

Athletics NI Championship regulations will apply. The race is held under an Athletics NI permit and has been accurately measured. Participants must be 15 years or over on race day to compete. Roads will remain open to traffic during the race so please follow instructions from the marshals carefully. The wearing of in-ear headphones is not permitted. Any athlete wearing headphones during the race will be disqualified.
Please note that for health and safety reasons, runners are not permitted to race 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 line.

Sponsorship and support

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 our main sponsor John Minnis Estate Agents. We would also like to thank Bangor Aurora and Aquatic Centre for its support and to all our other sponsors Gordon’s Chemist, Cosimac, Pure Running and Electronic and Security Services.

Results

Results will be available shortly after the race at
www.championchipireland.com

Transfers and refunds

No refunds will be issued. Any athlete running under another competitor’s race number will be disqualified.
Name changes will be available until Thursday 26th September. However, any name changes after the 17th September will have the original entry name printed on the number/ bib. Any new registrations after the 17th September will not have any personalisation on the number/bib.

For more information please email events@northdown.co.uk