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Take the scenic route as entries open for annual Bangor 10k with £3,400 prize fund

John Minnis Estate Agents are the Bangor 10k headline sponsor

LACE up your running shoes and mark your calendars! The hugely popular NI and Ulster Championship Bangor 10K is back for 2024, with registrations now open until Thursday, September 26.

The NI and Ulster Championship Bangor 10K, sponsored by leading local estate agent John Minnis Estate Agents and organised by North Down Athletics Club in association with Ards and North Down Borough Council, will take place on Saturday, September 28 with prize fund is in excess of £3,400.

The NI and Ulster Championship race is open to experienced and novice runners alike, and early registration is recommended.

The annual event offers participants the chance to take on a fun challenge whilst enjoying a stunning coastal route, which begins in Castle Park and makes its way through Bangor town centre, before heading out along the coast and countryside to Groomsport and finishing in Ward Park.

John Minnis, Company Director at John Minnis Estate Agents, which offers a comprehensive range of property services, including residential sales, lettings, and property management, said: “As a local estate agent, we are dedicated to supporting community initiatives, and John Minnis Estate Agents is thrilled to once again partner with North Down Athletic Club to facilitate this exciting event.

“The NI and Ulster Championship Bangor 10K is always a fun-filled occasion which champions positive health and well-being locally, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming athletes and spectators to the city of Bangor in September.”

Jamie Stevenson, chairperson of North Down Athletic Club, which is celebrating its 50th year in 2024, added: “It has been incredible to watch the NI and Ulster Championship Bangor 10K grow in popularity over the past number of years, with local runners as well as participants from further afield travelling to take part.

“The race, set against the stunning backdrop of North Down, is particularly unique in terms of its picturesque views, which incentivise large numbers of runners of all abilities to take part each year.

“As always, we are expecting a high demand for places, so we recommend runners register early to avoid disappointment!

“North Down Athletic Club would like to thank our event sponsor, John Minnis Estate Agents, for its support in making this year’s NI and Ulster Championship Bangor 10K a race to remember.”

The race will also be supported by Cosimac, Electronic & Security Systems, Pure Running, Gordons Chemists, and Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

For more information or to register for the NI and Ulster Championship Bangor 10k, visit