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Lisnaskea preparing for an all inclusive running event

The participants get the race underway at last year’s event RMG16

 
This year’s Lisnaskea 10k Run takes place tomorrow (Saturday), June 17 and takes on a new vision of being not only a community event but an all-inclusive event.  
In addition to the 10K Run, the organisers are providing a “Couch to 5K” run, and the popular 3K ‘Birdie’ Walk for under 11 years of age.  
The local GAA club, the residents of the Barnlee Home and the local primary schools are all participating in this year’s event.  
This event embraces the town’s motto of “Live and Let Live”.  The participants are eagerly looking forward to it and the organisers welcome all 10K runners.
The event starts at the Castle Park Centre at 12 noon and finishes there as well.  As always each year, the Lisnaskea 10k is a popular event for all runners.  
A local celebrity will blow the klaxon horn to start the run at Castle Park Centre and the route takes in Church Lane, Main Street, Nutfield Road, Tullyneevin Road, the Knocks Road onto Ballagh Road before going along the Cushwash Road and back to Castle Park Centre through the centre of the town. 
There is chipped timing only across the six age categories in the 10K, however participants may, if wished, walk the 10K route.  
The “Couch to 5K” run follows the same route as the 10K until it reaches the water station at Holy Cross Chapel which will be the end of the 5K, when the runners will turn right and walk down Chapel Brae, along the Main Street, returning to the Castle Park Centre.  The 3K ‘Birdie Walk’ route takes in the Lough Head walk and returns to the Castle Park Centre.
Participants will receive a t-shirt for the first 200 10K runners registered and for the first 100 “Couch to 5K” runners registered with participants in each of the events receiving a medal.  Trophies and prizes are available for the winners in each of the age categories in the 10K Run only.
Registration can be made online – using the link www.upperlougherneregion.com/funrun where there is the facility to enter online or download an Entry Form.  
Registration forms are also obtainable from the Kissin’ Krust Café, McBriens Newsagents and the Cherry Tree Bakery, all located in the Main Street.  Entry Forms and Fees can be returned to McBriens Newsagents.  
Runners can avail of refreshments after the Run and the prize-giving will take place in Castle Park Centre following the event.  
The organisers have asked for volunteers to help with marshalling and the water stations and if anyone is interested, they should call Brian Cosgrove on 028 677 21081 for more information.
This event is being organised by the Upper Lough Erne Tourism Group and is registered with Athletics Northern Ireland.  The Upper Lough Erne Tourism Group is indebted to the Fermanagh Omagh District Council and Wilson Insurance Brokers for sponsorship.
 

 

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