Local airport checks in as principal sponsor of popular race as organisers announce new feature to help runners:
The Bangor 10k is set to scale new heights this year with George Best Belfast City Airport on board as a new sponsor of the ever-popular event.
The airport has partnered with organisers North Down Athletic Club and Ards and North Down Borough Council to support the race for the next three years, with the 2017 event set to take place on Saturday 30th September.
A record number of over 800 runners with a range of abilities, from elite club athletes to fitness enthusiasts, are expected to enjoy one of the most scenic 10k routes in Northern Ireland. Online registration is available HERE.
In a bid to help runners negotiate the most difficult section of the course – the hill at Shandon Drive which marks the 9km stage in the race, this year will feature a new incentive to encourage runners as they enter the home straight.
Last year’s Bangor 10k saw Olympian Paul Pollock win the Men’s race in a time of 30:40, while this year’s Belfast City Marathon winner, Laura Graham, won the ladies race, crossing the finishing line in 37:01.
The prize fund is in excess of £3,000 including specialist running kit sponsored by Pure Running, with an early bird entry fee of £15.00 that includes personalised bib numbers, available until 31st July. The closing date for online entries is 24th September. Late/paper entries are available until the morning of the race.
For more information or to register for the Bangor 10k, please visit www.northdownac.co.uk