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Hazelbank Park – Christmas Run

December 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Whilst Christmas Day might be about slobbing out in front of the TV, Saturday 21st December doesn’t have to be!

Join us for our festive 5 mile run and/or bring the kids for the 1 mile Fun Run.
Festive attire is encouraged, Santa Suits, Christmas Jumpers, Elf costumes.. what ever you want. Some Santa suits available at checkout, just £3 each (limited availability).

All finishers get a Santa medal.

We will have the candy cane trail for the 1 mile run and both events will finish with a cosy Christmas party in the bowling club. Mince pies and Christmas punch will be among the many treats.

In addition – because Christmas is all about GIVING. We want to incorporate this theme into our event 🙂
When picking up your race number on the 21st December you will also see the race number of ONE other person hand written on the back of your printed number. This is the person for whom you will be a (sort-of-secret) Santa. You should find this person either before (during?) or after the race and give them ONE thing.
Some suggestions which cost nothing are:
• A compliment
• Encouragement
• A Smile
• A kiss under the mistletoe ??
• A mince pie
• A glass of our mulled wine (albeit in a polystyrene cup)

Capture it on camera if you can 🙂

Let’s GIVE it stacks this Christmas.

Event details below please contact us if you have any other queries.

Race Packs
No packs will be sent out before the event. Race numbers etc. can be collected on the day from 9.15am

Start Times
The 1mile run will start at 11.10am
The 5mile run will start at 11am

On-the-day Registrations
On-the-day registrations will be available if we have not sold out. However we recommend online registration as the event sold out last year and we actually had to turn people away on the day as we hadn’t enough medals.
Numbers are capped at 200.

Getting there:
Registration is at the bowling club, to the left as you enter the park.
The address is:
Hazelbank Park, Shore Road, BT37 9JQ.

There will be some car parking available at the park, additional cars will need to park on nearby streets, please car share where possible.

5 Mile route
The 5 mile route starts with a lap around the park before descent down to the shore path. It will then head out to Jordanstown Park, and back again. This is a flat route with one hill linking the upper park to the shore path. The route incorporates some beautiful views across Belfast Lough.

The route will be fully marked out at every mile. There will also be marshals along the way to guide you.
There will be water at the finish line but not along the route. So feel free to take a bottle with you if you think you will need it.
Please take any empties back with you.
Please be aware of other people using the park and path. The route will be on tarmacked paths all the way. It crosses the entrance to Jordanstown Park and so care should be taken in case any cars are trying to enter/ exit as you cross this small road. A marshal will be in place here to help control the traffic.

1 mile fun run route
The 1 mile route will be two laps of the Hazelbank Park. It is flat route on tarmacked paths. Marshals will guide runners all the way.

First Aid
There will be first-aiders along the route and at the finish line.

Collect your Christmas medal at the finish line. There will be refreshments at the bowling club for everyone. We will also hold a prize giving ceremony for winners.

This will be a timed event; there will be prizes (trophies and vouchers) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female and also mini trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd boy and girl in the 1 mile run.


December 21
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
£5 – £16
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Hazelbank Pavilion

Shore Rd, Whiteabbey
Belfast, BT36 7DE GB
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