Register now for the Lifford Strabane Half Marathon

Runners in last year's Strabane/Lifford half marathon .

Runners in last year's Strabane/Lifford half marathon .

Local runners who want to take part in one of the biggest events on the local athletics calendar have until this Sunday to avail of a special Early Bird registration rate.

The Strabane Lifford Half Marathon and 5k will return for a fourth successive year on Sunday May 14 with runners from all over Ireland and beyond expected to join the sizeable local entry in the 1,200 strong field.

Organisers Derry City and Strabane District Council, in association with Lifford Strabane Athletics Club, are offering a special ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of £17 until Sunday March 19.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, officially launched the event last month at the Melvin Centre in Strabane and she encouraged local runners of all levels to get involved.

“The Strabane Lifford Half Marathon has firmly established its position as one of the biggest and most popular events on the local athletics calendar since it was first held in 2014,” she said.

“Early registration is recommended as the event is likely to be oversubscribed and there is no better time than this week before the Early Bird offer expires.

“The 5k event that runs in tandem with the main race offers a manageable alternative for runners who aren’t ready for a Half Marathon, so no matter what your level there’s an opportunity to get involved.”

All Half Marathon entrants must be 18 or over on the day of the race.

Race Packs can be picked up at the Melvin Sports Complex on Friday 12th May 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 13th May 9.30am -12.30pm.

Registrations for the races are now open at www.derrystrabane.com/halfmarathon.

The race will cost £22 when the Early Bird offer ends on Sunday March 19th while the 5k entry fee is £6.

For further Information contact: halfmarathon@derrystrabane.com or Derry City and Strabane District Council Tel: 028 71 253253.