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Call for runners as Armagh 10 Mile Road Race and Four Mile Fun Challenge launched

Edel Ferson, Sports Officer; Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson and Dermot Kerr, Armagh Athletic Club, at the launch of the Armagh 10 Mile Road Race.

The Northern Ireland Air Ambulance will benefit from a share of the proceeds from this year’s Armagh 10 Mile Road Race and Four Mile Fun Challenge.

The launch of the event, which has been running for the past 18 years, has taken place ahead of the big day itself, which will be held on Sunday, October 8, leaving the Navan Centre at 12 noon.

Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson said he was delighted to launch the Road Race.

“The fun-filled event brings hundreds of athletes together,” he said. “It will be great to see so many sports clubs and schools taking part in the 4 Mile Challenge to raise much needed funds.

“I am especially delighted that £1 from each entry fee will be donated to Air Ambulance NI which is my chosen charity.

“I wish all participants well for whichever race they take part in and I encourage everyone to come along and support this fantastic event”.

Event sponsor Michael Macklin, Digby’s Restaurant, Killylea, added: “We are delighted to continue to support this event bringing athletes, clubs and families together in a fun and safe environment.

“Families can enjoy the day by having dinner or other much needed refreshments in our restaurant close by.”

Everyone who takes part in the event receives a T-shirt and medal.

Late entries will be taken between 10am-11am on Sunday, October 8, fees of £10 for the 4 Mile Fun Challenge and £20 for the 10 Mile.

For further information please contact the Sports Development Department on 028 3752 9636 or e-mail

The event is organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in association with Armagh Athletic Club.

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