We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon! Come and run the inaugural event at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday 18th August 2019 and take the opportunity to race around this unique location!
Beginner Friendly Running Events in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The 8th Annual Sea 2 Sky race offers a 10K Race/Walk and 5K Race. The race boasts an awesome route starting on the promenade in Newcastle (5K starts in Donard Forest) and includes a mix of road and track before heading up through the foothills of the Mournes. In the first half you will move off-road onto trails that climb gradually to the 5K mark where you will be rewarded by stunning views over Newcastle and beyond before descending to finish on Newcastles award winning promenade. (Only 40 minutes drive from Newry). Please note 5K and 10K distances are approximate and may vary slightly due to off road nature.
Welcome to PROSECCO RUN 5km. This is to raise money for defibrillators. Come & enjoy the entire event day with family, friends & loved one.
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events
Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.
Find the right running event for you
To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.