Athletics NI - TQ10k 2018 Launch
21 February 2018
Celebrating the 12th year of the TQ10K, Athletics NI has launched the race for its 2018 event on Sunday 8th April, starting at an earlier time of 9.15am (1Mile Fun Run) and 10am (10k). The race will incorporate the Novosco 2018 Grand Prix. There will be a specially commissioned ‘Titanic’ medal presented to each participant who completes the 10k route and the 1 Mile Fun Run along with a t-shirt and goodie bag.
Following in the footsteps of last year’s run, 2018 is proving to be as popular with runners from Northern Ireland and beyond, with over 650 runners already registered and preparing to take to the road on race day.
Commonwealth Athlete and Northern Ireland Record Holder, Adam McMullen, Kerry Woods from Athletics NI and Aaron Andrews of Audi Belfast helped to launch the 2018 TQ10k race. The course takes in local views of the Harland and Wolff Cranes, HMS Caroline, and the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, Titanic Belfast.
Pamela Brown, President of Athletics Northern Ireland, states:
“We are proud of how the event has progressed, notably one of the best 10K runs in Northern Ireland. The resurgence of road running and the development of the Titanic Quarter have gone hand in hand with each other. I am very much looking forward to what has become one of the must-take-part-in events of the year in athletics, and a true festival of road running.
“Road running has shown tremendous growth over the last few years, with races such as this having played a vital part in the growth. There are few sports that welcome the Elite, Club or Recreational sports enthusiast to compete on an equal footing in the pursuit of their individual goal.”
If you would be interested in taking part in the TQ10K, online entry is available at www.athleticsni.org - with access to a race map and details of the race. The closing date for online entries is 28th March 2018.