Sign up for Virtual Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run!
April 28, 2021
This year the Vitality Membership Lisburn Half Marathon, 10k Road Race and Fun Run is going virtual! For the first time, the event will move to a virtual race to ensure runners and families can safely enjoy the challenge of the event despite the ongoing COVID -19 restrictions.
Participants can choose to take part in a choice of three virtual events anytime during Wednesday 16 – Wednesday 23 June 2021. Race events include the Virtual Half Marathon which is a distance of 13.1 miles, 10K Road Race or 3K Fun Run.
All runners must complete their event close to their home following local Government guidelines for exercise and social distancing. Entrants must complete the distance in one session and upload their run to the official Vitality Membership Lisburn Run App.
Online entries are NOW available at www.lisburnhalfmarathon.com or by downloading the MyLaps Sporthive Live app from the App Store or Google Play and searching for the Vitality Membership Lisburn Run event.
Speaking in support of the event, the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Nicholas Trimble said, “The Vitality Membership Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run has been a popular event in the running calendar for almost four decades. I know many runners were disappointed that the event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic so I am delighted that the council has moved to a virtual event for 2021 to ensure participants can still get involved safely.
“The virtual event will be a great opportunity for many runners to get back out training and enjoy the challenge of working towards a new goal. It is also a great activity for families who just want to get their children active again, particularly as people look to make the most of the better weather and brighter evenings.
“I would warmly encourage runners and families to sign up for the event as now more than ever we need to look after our physical and mental health, and staying active is a great way to enhance our overall health.”
Chairman of the Leisure and Community Development Committee, Alderman Michael Henderson MBE added, “Despite the pandemic, the Council has continued to encourage people to get active and I have no doubt that the 2021 Lisburn Virtual Half Marathon, 10K Road Race and Fun Run will provide yet another platform to inspire people to get up and get active.
“I know that many runners have missed ‘live’ races so the virtual event will provide a great opportunity for them to focus on their training and work towards a new goal or Personal Best time. It also provides an avenue for people who are new to running to test their fitness and experience what it is like to participate in an event.
“The 3k virtual fun run is also a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to get involved. Children have experienced a difficult year with the pandemic, so the virtual event provides a great activity for everyone to take a break from screen time and get outside and moving together.
“To sign up for the event, simply download MyLaps Sporthive Live app from the App Store or Google Play and search for the Vitality Membership Lisburn Run event. Once registered you will receive a unique running number to let you get started from 16 June. You then simply record your time using a fitness app such as Strava or Garmin and upload your time to the App, you can even include a selfie! What’s more everyone who enters will also receive a T-shirt and medal and a donation from the event will go towards the Mayor’s Charity.”
For further information or to register for the Virtual Half Marathon, 10K Road Race or Fun run, visit www.lisburnhalfmarathon.com or download the MyLaps Sporthive Live app from the App Store or Google Play and search for the Vitality Membership Lisburn Run event. Details can also be found on the Council’s Sports Development Facebook page, Be Active, Stay Active Lisburn Castlereagh.