Queen’s Sport announce details of Queen’s 5k road race 2014:


Queen’s 5k ‘Race Round the River’ 2014:

Queen’s University has announced a prize fund of £1,600 for participants in this year’s Powerade 5k Race around the River.

The Race, which is a popular event for those undertaking the Titanic 10k and Belfast Marathon, is taking place on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 at 7:00pm. Based along the River Lagan, it covers two laps around the King’s Bridge and Ormeau Bridge, with Queen’s Physical Education Centre (PEC) acting as the HQ for pre and post-race requirements.

This year, the first 500 entries will receive a Queen’s 5k branded t-shirt, with each participant receiving a bottle of River Rock or Powerade after the race.

Last year’s winner Stephen Scullion completed the race in 14:27 and is hoping for another quick time this year. Commenting on his success, Stephen said: “This Race allows you to challenge your personal best on a fast and exciting course around the River Lagan, and the atmosphere is always great on the night.“

Stephen Prentice, Captain of Queen’s Athletics Club, said “Our Club and Queen’s Sport have put a lot of effort into planning this year’s race and with a prize fund of £1,600 up for grabs, along with a specially branded Queen’s 5k T-shirt  for the first 500 entrants, we expect the demand for entries to be even higher.”

Connor McCready from Coca-Cola HBC and title sponsor Powerade, added:  “We are proud to continue our partnership with Queen’s Sport by supporting the Powerade Queen’s 5k Race and are delighted with the ongoing success of this event.  As a company we wish to encourage our communities to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and this is one of a number of sporting initiatives we are working on, in partnership with Queen’s Sport and the University Development Office.  We are committed to developing the talent of the future, as well as the sports stars of today. We recognise the 5k as an important community sporting event and hope the number of participants continues to grow.”

For more information on the race, entry fees and the course visit www.queenssport5k.com, follow us @Queen_5k or on facebook.com/queenssport5k.