The fifth annual Purple Ladies 5K ladies only event is taking place on Wednesday, 16th August 2017, at 7.30PM, starting from the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Ballymoney.
The event is organised by Springwell Running Club, and sponsored by GES Group, a market leader in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, who specialise in motor rewinds and overhauls, renewable energy, HV/LV installation and maintenance, and the design and build of bespoke panels and switchgear.
The run is open to all ladies over the age of 12 years old and covers a distance of 5K (approximately 3.1 miles).
The event can also be walked or jogged, as Springwell Running Club are continuing to promote health and fitness in the area whilst raising the profile of female sport. A spokesperson for the event said that the number of ladies running has increased dramatically over the last 5 years, mainly due to events like this, park-runs, and couch to 5K classes.
The Purple Ladies 5K will be a fun event for all! Marshalls will be positioned around the course to encourage everyone and ensure their safe passage along the route!
Online entry is available at http://www.athleticsni.org/ until the 7th August.
Registration is available in the Joey Dunlop Centre from 6.00PM on Wednesday, 16th August. Entry fees are £9 (affiliated) or £11 (unaffiliated) and there is a Technical T-shirt for the first 350 entries, as well as prizes for winners in all age categories.
After the run, there will be a chance to talk to fellow runners and members of Springwell Running Club, whilst enjoying some post-race refreshments.