Cookstown 5 Mile Classic
The address for those using Sat Nav is:
76 Dungannon Road,
Cookstown, Co. Tyrone,
This is the perfect venue with ample car parking and beautiful grounds which can be explored at your leisure. Nearby is the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena which also has a 1400m Trim Trail, again perfect to walk around or to warm up on before the big event. The sports arena has also kindly permitted those taking part in the Sperrin Harriers 5 Mile Road Race & Fun Run use of the toilet and changing facilities.
Just like last year there will be a Fun Run / Walk beginning at 6.30pm with registrations being taken from 5.30pm. The Fun Run / Walk is suitable for all the family both young and old making the event a prefect family evening outing and in keeping with fun element no times or placings will be recorded. All those who complete the distance will be given a medal as a reward for their efforts. The Fun Run / Walk takes place within the confines of Loughry Campus with no traffic on the course. Entry to the Fun Run / Walk is £3.00 per person with no age restrictions.
The main event, the 5 Mile Road Race, will begin at 7.30pm with registrations being taken from 5.30pm. This race is suitable for those who have just started running and wish to test themselves over a classic road race distance or simply want to run the distance and have some fun with family and friends. It is also suitable for seasoned runners with the course being undulating but fast therefore a quick time is guaranteed to anyone taking part. The course starts and finishes within the grounds of the campus with the majority of it out on the open quite country roads around Cookstown. Entry to the 5 Mile Road Race is £11.00 to affiliated runners and £13.00 to un- affiliated runners and the first 250 will receive a Goodie Bag kindly donated by Performance Nutrition Plus and an official Sperrin Harriers 5 Mile Classic Road Race Light Weight Technical Running T-Shirt (ideal for training or racing in).
Following both races there will be our now famous post race buffet and the presentation of prizes. Please do not rush off home as there are prizes in all age categories and just because you may not have finished in the top 3 doesn't mean you're not a winner. Charis Cancer Care is the chosen charity for this event with a donation of each race entry fee going to this very worth while cause.