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Fairhill Five Race – The details

The Race The Fairhill Five Road Race will take place in Ballymena on Thursday 13th June 2024 at 7pm sharp. Ballymena Runners AC are delighted to collaborate with our main…
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The Race

The Fairhill Five Road Race will take place in Ballymena on Thursday 13th June 2024 at 7pm sharp. Ballymena Runners AC are delighted to collaborate with our main sponsors at the Fairhill Shopping Centre and sponsors from local Ballymena businesses to facilitate this exciting race after a hiatus of 3 years.

For those registered to run there will be an opportunity to collect your number, chip and a goodie bag/T Shirt at the Fairhill centre on Tuesday 11th June from 1PM until 5PM. The remaining chip, numbers and bags can be collected from the Fairhill Centre from 5PM on Race night, 13th June.

The Course

The race will start at the Broughshane Street entrance to Fairhill Shopping Centre at 7pm. The course will take runners towards Ballymena Showgrounds, where they will enter the home of Ballymena United FC, skirting around the football pitch before exiting onto the new St Patrick’s Road which joins Ballymena north with Ballymena south. Left turn towards Ballymena north before a 90 degree right turn into the Ecos Park. An approximately 3-mile navigation of the Ecos Millenium Park, before exiting onto the south end of St Patrick’s Road and a sharp right turn to the finish line at Ballymena’s newly built FE College.

Post Race

All finishers of this iconic 5-mile race will receive a bespoke, commemorative medal as they finish. The first two hundred entrants to the race will receive a specially designed T Shirt.

Prizes in Male and Female age categories (as indicated on registration page) will be distributed after the event in The Fairhill Centre.

All participants are invited to attend the after-race event and sample the legendary hospitality of Ballymena Runners. Refreshments will be served, and Ballymena Bid will be entertaining the kids with face painting and other activities. Many of our sponsors will be in attendance, with spot prizes and freebies galore!!

Results will be available after the race on the usual platforms.

All runners and supporters are advised to arrive in good time for the event. The organising team recommend arriving before 6pm especially if you need to collect number and chip. Parking is available at the Fairhill centre. It will be free of charge from 6pm until 9pm. Parking is also available at the car park at Slemish Drive, which is off Warden Street, just before the entrance to Ballymena Showgrounds. Please be advised that these roads will be closed during the race! The Broughshane Street entrance to the Fairhill Centre will be closed from 6.30pm. All other entrances to the Centre will remain open at all times.

If travelling to Ballymena by car, it is advised that the easiest way to get to the event is by entering the M2 Ballymena By-pass and exiting at the Junction signposted for Broughshane, Cushendall. Turn onto Raceview Road and enter the town via the Broughshane Road.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.