County Antrim Harriers launch May Fair race

County Antrim Harriers with Sales Manager of main sponsor Charles Hurst Renault John Platt and Sales Executive Samantha Laming. INLT-20-709-con

County Antrim Harriers with Sales Manager of main sponsor Charles Hurst Renault John Platt and Sales Executive Samantha Laming. INLT-20-709-con

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County Antrim Harriers are to host their inaugural May Fair 10K Race and 5K Fun Run in honour of their late Chairman Greg Hopkins.

The event on May 23 at 10am will be hosted by Ballyclare Rugby Club, starting and finishing at The Cloughan.

Sales Manager of CH Renault Mallusk John Platt with Race Director and Chairperson of County Antrim Harriers Christine Murray. INLT-20-710-con

Sales Manager of CH Renault Mallusk John Platt with Race Director and Chairperson of County Antrim Harriers Christine Murray. INLT-20-710-con

The race is particularly poignant as it is being held in loving memory of CAH’s late Chairman, coach and friend Mr Greg Hopkins.

Greg passed away in June 2014 from a rare form of cancer, and a percentage of proceeds will go to his charity, Cancer Lifeline.

The Hopkins family will launch the race, along with Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Alderman Thomas Hogg.

Race Director Christine Murray said she is delighted at the support the group has received from local businesses and at the enthusiasm from County Antrim Harriers’ race committee and members.

Christine’s idea to resurrect the May Fair race means that the club will receive assistance from Newtownabbey and Antrim Borough Council, to run the event which coincides with the May Fair.

CAH were thrilled to bring on board their main sponsor, Charles Hurst Renault, Mallusk, who will provide a lead car to the 10K runners around the course.

Local businesses are also sponsoring the event, enabling it to attract local runners and high profile club athletes.

The club has received assistance to provide cash prizes for all age categories, spot prizes for attendees, goodie bags, vouchers, water, energy drinks, fitness membership, sports products and even porridge sachets.

County Antrim Harriers would like to thank White’s Oats, Valentino’s Pizzeria, Neill’s, David Kirkpatrick Associates, J.W. McNinch & Son Solicitors, Neeson Removals, David C. Henderson Opticians, Pots of Pleasure, Dennison’s, Asher’s Ballyeaston Road, D.W. Sports Stores, Cryospa Larne, Sport N’ Sound, Beattie’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Balloo Hire, Asda, Arlene’s Hair & Beauty and Studio 51.

TDR Academy & Alive Massage who are both providing post-race massages, while band Conjecture 42 will play after the race.

CAH would also like to thank A.R.D. Sound, Joanne Willisgreen for the warm-up, David McKibbin for race commentating and Ballyclare Rugby Club for their excellent facilities.