Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

Les Jones Memorial 10K

Mary Peters Track

18 May 2018 » 18 May 2018

Les Jones Memorial 10K

For further information please contact Athletics NI via email or 02890602707



To have your Race Bib personalised please enter before Midnight on Monday the 7th May 2018.

All further Online Entries close at 5pm on the 10th May 2018.

However, you will still be able to register for the 10K on the night itself for a fee of £20 per entry. To register for the 1K fun run on the night, an individual entry fee will cost £7.50 and a family of four will cost £20.


Parking & Directions

There is parking at the Mary Peters Track - if the bottom car park is full please use the top car park at the gates. 


Please do not park outside marked spaces or on double yellow lines, as this may impede track staff or the race route itself.  Disabled parking is for badge-holders only.


To reach the Mary Peters Track from the City Centre, drive up the Malone Road, taking a right turn at the roundabout by the House of Sport (for Finaghy/Dunmurry).  The track is signposted from here; you are looking for Old Coach Lane, on the left about a mile from the roundabout.  The gates to the track are on the corner. 


From the Outer Ring, go past Forestside to the end of the road and take a right on to the Milltown Rd (nr Shaw's Bridge), then continue to the House of Sport and take a left (then as above).  Directions are available on - click on the Mary Peters Track section of the homepage.


Collecting Your Number/Race Pack & Changing Facilities

Number/Pack collection will be in the Les Jones Room, upstairs in the Pavilion beside the track. Please use the outside stairs and the side door. 


Those who wish to collect their number/race pack may do so from 10am onwards on Friday the 18th May 2018.

There will be two queues - one for pre-entries to collect their number, chip and t-shirt, and another one for those entering on the night itself. They will be signposted, please ensure you look for the "Pre-Entry" line to avoid having to queue twice. 


Chipped Timing Sponsored by ChampionChip Ireland.

There are changing and showering facilities and toilets in the new stand at the Mary Peters Track; however they are limited so if possible please arrive changed.


The 10K Race  

The race starts at 7.30pm sharp on the track itself, then leads on to the Malone Road, Lagan Towpath at Drumbridge, Shaw's Bridge, Barnett's Park and QUB playing fields before returning to finish on the track.


If officials feel that a safe start number has been surpassed, it may be necessary to start the event in 2 waves.  In this instance start mats as well as finish mats will record everyone’s chip time, then results will be compiled as a whole regardless of which group you started in.


If you find yourself approaching the towpath in a crowd, please apply caution and common sense to avoid accidents.  The route is marshaled, however runners' vigilance and cooperation is appreciated.


First aid will be provided by Ambutran.  This race is fully licensed by Athletics NI and has approval from the PSNI and DCAL. 

(Please note that all entries are non-refundable, transferable & exchangeable)