The 2018 edition of the Brooks Armagh 5K International Road Race celebrates the 28th anniversary of this iconic event now ranked as the best and most popular road race in the world.
This has come about through the incredible in-depth, consistent standard of the Men’s 5K over many years. This has been highlighted by the fact that no other race brings together so many athletes running under 15 minutes with last year recording 80 sub 15 minute runners.
The event is organised by Armagh Athletic Club and attracts athletes from the highest elite standards from all over the world including the UK, various European countries and the United States.
The programme consists of 13 race stages on The Mall 1000m circuit, creating an unforgettable spectacle complemented by the unique Georgian architecture of The Mall.
The slick running of the programme contributes to the excitement and atmosphere as runners of all ages and abilities speed around the mall in this series of 12 races. The course is flat, fast and furious and the fields are deep, giving runners the chance to run personal best times.
6.30pm programme of 9 underage category races commence
8.05pm Intersport Women’s 3k
8.25pm Brooks Armagh 5k
8.50pm Linwoods Men’s 3K
The race couldn’t take place without firstly the generous support of the Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council whose Lord Mayor will be presiding on the night.
The main event of the night, the Men’s 5K race, has been generously sponsored by Brooks as one of their flagship events.
In addition, the Women’s 3K event has again been kindly sponsored by Intersport and this year they will be joined by Linwoods who will sponsor the Men’s 3K event.
Adding to this sponsorship the Armagh business community has once again come to the fore with their usual generous support for advertising in the race programme and funding of the individual children’s races.