Glenavy Milk Run

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Glenavy Milk Run

The following is a Press Release for our recent Glenavy Milk Run


Sat May 6th saw the inaugural Glenavy Milk Run take place – a fundraising event jointly organised by Ballymacrickett Fundraising Committee and the local Health and Wellbeing Team. The theme of the event was to encourage more people to drink milk and to promote its health benefits both before and after sporting activity. Over 400 runners and walkers were expected to take part but this target was ‘udderly’ smashed when, on the day 703 people registered and took part.

The Glenavy Milk Run comprised a Children’s 3k Fun Run, 5k Walk, 5k Run and a 10k Run. Competitors travelled from near and far, from Ahoghill to Dromore, from Dundrod to Martinstown, from Newtownabbey to Toomebridge, with the farthest being from Newport On Tay, Fife in Scotland.

“We were totally blown away by the numbers which turned out and with the support we received locally from dairy farmers, businesses and over 70 volunteers” commented event organiser Joe Mulholland. “There was a real sense of community spirit and all the hard work was worthwhile when we saw the children’s proud faces, as they left with their hard earned medals.”

Prize winners in the 10k were:

Male: 1st Stephen Scullion, 2nd Stephen Nicholson & 3rd John Miskimmin.

Female: 1st Shileen O’Kane, 2nd Gillian Miskimmin & 3rd Sinead Scullion

Prize winners in the 5k were:

Male: 1st David Conliffe, 2nd Ian Keys & 3rd Conor Murphy.

Female: 1st Aine McCormick, 2nd Donna Graham & 3rd Fionnuala Brennan.

“This was an excellent fundraiser and all monies raised will go towards the installation of a multifunctional play area and a new pitch” commented Betty Campbell, Treasurer of Ballymacrickett Fundraising Committee. “Thank you to the local club for the use of their pitch and parking facilities on the day.”

For more photos from the day taken by Bert Trowlen, check out ‘Glenavy Milk Run’ Facebook page or visit the school website at


Ballymacrickett Fundraising Committee is delighted to host its very first ‘Glenavy Milk Run’ on Saturday 6th May 2017.

We have four events for you to choose from on the day:

1. Children’s 3k fun run. This will be fully supervised by Access NI cleared & Child Protection trained staff. It is around the outside of the adjoining enclosed pitch and then when completed the kids will be allowed onto the pitch for games and other activities. This will allow parents/grandparents etc to take part in any of the other events. This is targeted at current Nursery – P7 children.
Cost – £5 per child.

2. 5k walk. This is suitable for experienced or novice walkers. See link below to the map.
Cost – £5 per entry.

3. 5k run. This is the same route as the 5k walk – see link below to the map. It has been measured, will be chipped and is registered with Athletics NI. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female kindly sponsored by ‘The Little Gym’ Main Street, Crumlin.
Cost – £10 per entry.

4. 10k run. See link below to the map and also link to drone footage showing spectacular views. It has been measured, will be chipped and is registered with Athletics NI. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female kindly sponsored by ‘Crossfit Bad Bear’ Chapel Road, Glenavy.
Cost – £15 per entry.


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