Event Top Tips

Lisburn Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run Top Tips!

Beat the traffic!

There will be traffic disruption and diversions in operation from approximately 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Areas that will be affected are; Hillsborough Road, Grosvenor Road, Blaris Road and the City Centre.

We would advise all participants and spectators to leave plenty of time to get to the starting point at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex. Please note that the first race will be the Half Marathon.

Race Times* for the event are as follows:

Half Marathon - 6.50pm
10K Road Race - 7.05pm
Fun Run - 7.20pm

*Times may vary slightly


Parking at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex will be limited. Free parking is available at Lisnagarvey High School, located a short distance from the LeisurePlex, and Lagan Valley Island Civic Offices, which is a 15 minute walk away from the start area.

The following City Centre car parks will be available. Charges will apply up until 6.00pm;

• Linenhall Street
• Antrim Street
• Smithfield Square
• Queens Road
• Quay Street
• Barrack Street

Parking is also available at Bow Street Car Park and Graham Gardens Car Park, however, both car parks are chargeable up until closure. Bow Street Car Park closes at 10.00pm and Graham Gardens Car Park at 6.00pm.


To ensure everyone experiences a safe run, we are advising participants not to wear earphones. We fully understand the frustration in relation to this announcement, however, this rule is not enforced by the Council, but is a stipulation set by the International Association of Athletics Federations UK Athletics. For further details in relation to this rule, please visit www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/rules (p175, Rule 240)

If the occasion arises that you require first aid, St John’s Ambulance will be situated on site.

Adverse weather conditions

Please come prepared and arrive in suitable attire.

In the event of thunder and lightning, the event will be postponed or cancelled.

Be sure to encourage your family and friends to come along to show their support. We are looking forward to seeing you all cross the finish line!! Good luck!