Second Run Armagh 10K is launched

The second annual Run Armagh 10K event will be held on Sunday April 18.

Race director Matthew Nicholson anticipates another large entry field following the huge success from last year's event.

"Last year we had over 500 entrants, which was fantastic for the inaugural event," he said.

"Again, interest in the event has been huge. Entry to the event is available via the official Run Armagh 10K website – – as well as all the information about race day, training plans, latest news and anything else you could want to know."

The Run Armagh 10K is a non-profit making event, with ALL monies raised through entry fees and fundraising going directly to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

"Last year's event raised £8,000 for CRY, which has been put to great use at the screening clinic in the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, added Matthew.

"In addition to the top class athletes at the front, we had a large number of walkers towards the back of the field.

Runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities are most welcome to come along and enjoy the course and atmosphere the event is sure to serve up.

"Lasts year we attracted runners from all over Ireland, including some from England, Scotland and as far away as Canada.

"So, if you fancy a challenge, are in need of a New Year's resolution, or you just fancy losing a few pounds after Christmas, why not get motivated by signing up for the Run Armagh 10K. I look forward to seeing all registered runners, joggers and walkers at the starting line on Sunday, April 18."

The course will remain unchanged from last year – starting on College Hill the course takes athletes onto the Portadown Road, heading towards the Drummanmore and Ballybrannon Roads before moving onto the Loughall Road, along Railway Street and on to the finishing line on Mall East.

A larger prize fund will be made available for all categories of entrant. All participants must be aged 15 and above on race day and be in good physical health.