Mary Peters Trust is official charity for Lisburn races

The Mary Peters Trust is the Official Charity of the 2015 Run Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and 3K Fun Run, which will take place at 6.45pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015.

Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, said: “It is the first year Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will manage the event and it is fitting that this milestone coincides with the new Half Marathon route.

“I would like to say thank you to event sponsor Coca-Cola for their headline sponsorship and Coca Cola Zone at the finish line. The support of Lagan Valley LeisurePlex is invaluable as it hosts the entrant bag collection, the finish line and medal collection area.

He added: “Every year runners of all abilities get together to run through the Lisburn area and hopefully for charity with the 10K Road Race or 3K Fun Run option.”

£1 from each entry will go to this year’s Mayoral Charity, The Mary Peters Trust.

The Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett, said: “As a runner myself I would like to encourage as many residents and runners from further afield to participate in one of the three races offered.

“The Mary Peters Trust, will benefit from each entry and it provides support to young and talented athletes across Northern Ireland by creating opportunities and developing their existing skills.””

To register for any of the three races log on to www.lisburnhalfmarathon.com and complete the online application form.

The website also has a downloadable training schedule geared towards beginners interested in running.

Printed application forms are available from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council leisure facilities, local sports shops, Sport NI and various outlets displaying the Coca-Cola Run Lisburn Half Marathon poster.