Sign-up for the annual Craigavon Lake Run!

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Lord Mayor Alderman Glenn Barr welcomed local athletes Gillian McCrory and Gareth King [both last weekend on the winners podium at Belfast City Marathon] along with race sponsors McKeever Sports and race participants Sean and Jack McKeown.

Spring into action and get your trainers at the ready for the fun-filled annual Craigavon Lake Run!

Taking place on Wednesday 1st June 2022 from 6.45pm, South Lake Leisure Centre will be the venue for this year’s event. Participants can take part in the 1k family fun run, 5k, 10k or 10k wheelchair races.

Sponsored by Rushmere Shopping Centre and McKeever Sports, and in partnership with St Peter’s Athletic Club, the start line will be located at the back gate of Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre leading onto Craigavon lakes path with the finish line in front of the Craigavon Lakes slip way – leading towards South Lake Leisure Centre car park.

You can register online at

Entry fees are as follows:

  • 1k Family Fun Run – £3.50 per person
  • Wheelchair Friendly 10k – £15.00 per person
  • 5k Run – £10.00 per person
  • 10k Run – £15.00 per person

Participants can collect their race packs at Rushmere Shopping Centre from 9.00am on Friday 27th May until 7.00pm on Tuesday 31st May. The race packs will include race number, chip, bib and pin.  Participants unable to collect their race packs from Rushmere Shopping Centre, may collect them from South Lake Leisure Centre on Wednesday 1st June from 9.00am until 6.00pm sharp from reception.

Race start times are as follows:

  • 1k Family Fun run – 6:45pm
  • Wheelchair Friendly 10k – 6:58pm
  • 5k run – 7:00pm
  • 10k run – 7:10pm

All participants will receive a medal and a goodie bag sponsored by McKeevers Sports. All winners will receive a T-shirt sponsored by McKeever Sports and a gift voucher sponsored by Rushmere Shopping Centre.

Results will be available on Thursday 2nd June.

Pictured is Gillian McCrory – a 43 year old busy, working mum of 3 children, who took up running just over 9 years ago completing a leg of the Belfast marathon for a work team. Shortly after she started running she was introduced to the Park Run and soon became a firm fixture at the City Park Park Run.  Her 5k personal best run stands at 18.36! She is a familiar face on the podium at local races but has also excelled at longer distances.