Jog Belfast launches celebration 5k event:

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Jog Belfast 5k 2016:

Jog Belfast in partnership with Active Belfast, is hosting its first ever celebration 5k run through and around Ormeau Park, Belfast on Sunday 20 March at 10.00am. To register and get more information visit jogbelfast5k.com

Jog Belfast is funded by the Public Health Agency and encourages people who have not run before to take up jogging or running. The Belfast wide programme has being going on for 3 years and helped thousands of people from all walks of life and to get active.

To celebrate this, JogBelfast is launching a celebration 5k run that is open to everyone. The run will be over a brand new route through Ormeau Park, and whether you’ve been running for years or just started bring family, friends and supporters on 20th March to celebrate people becoming more active.

Liam McGarry, Jog Belfast said: “This is the first time we have celebrated all those who have taken up running through Couch to 5k. Whilst the race is open to all, we’d particularly like to encourage all those who’ve learned to run in the last few years to celebrate together and have a great day out. Everyone will get a medal, tea/coffee and many other goodies so it’s fantastic value at only £8.”

Kim Kensett, Active Belfast Physical Activity Referral Coordinator said: “Active Belfast, under the Belfast Strategic Partnership, continues to address life inequalities that exist in Belfast by supporting people to lead a more active lifestyle.  Jog Belfast is one programme we support to help tackle obesity across Belfast. Physical activity can help people lose weight, boost confidence, improve mental and physical health and help reduce certain chronic illnesses. I encourage all to get involved, especially those who have not tried jogging or ran before.”

The race is open to anyone over the age of 14 and limited to a thousand people. Everyone will get a unique medal. Special thanks to Bailies coffee roaster for providing free post-race coffee and tea. To register and find out more visit jogbelfast5k.com

Visit jogbelfast.com and jogbelfast5k.com for specific info on the Jog Belfast programme and the Celebration 5km.