New parkrun for Ballyclare

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ald John Smyth is joined by Vivien Davidson, parkrun volunteer and Nicola Ardbuckle, Northern Health and Social Care Trust to launch the Ballyclare parkrun
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ald John Smyth is joined by Vivien Davidson, parkrun volunteer and Nicola Ardbuckle, Northern Health and Social Care Trust to launch the Ballyclare parkrun

Residents are being urged to grab their trainers on Saturday, July 20 for the first ever Ballyclare parkrun.

Whether you’re a mum pushing your pram, a dog walker, or a regular runner, this weekly event is open to all ages and abilities and is free of charge.

Parkrun is a timed, five kilometre walk or run, organised by volunteers and is a great way to get fit and active as well as meet new friends.

Kicking off at Sixmilewater Park at 9.30am every Saturday, the route will start at the main street side of the park with runners completing one big loop followed by three small loops of the park.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ald John Smyth commented: “We currently facilitate a parkrun every Saturday morning in Antrim and in Newtownabbey and I am delighted that we can now offer a third venue in Ballyclare.

“I would encourage everyone to take part, whether you would like to walk or run, parkrun is a great way to get outdoors and get active.”

If you would like to take part in the Ballyclare parkrun, make sure you register beforehand at www.parkrun.org.uk and bring your barcode with you on the day.