Air Ambulance NI Winter Series

Following the successful ChampionChip Ireland Running Series, which took place throughout the summer, ChampionChip Ireland is pleased to announce the Air Ambulance NI Winter Series, which will help runners to stay motivated throughout those cold winter months - subject to COVID-19 restrictions. A portion of the entries during the series will be donated to Air Ambulance NI, to support the invaluable work they do across Northern Ireland.

The Air Ambulance NI Winter Series will include events at Down Royal and the Maze Long Kesh site, with not just adult races, but also under-age races (U10-U14), to keep young people racing and training competitively.

Events will take place on the following dates (subject to NI Executive guidelines).

  • POSTPONED - Saturday 14 November - Down Royal: Book now
  • Saturday 19 December - Down Royal: Book now

The timetable for these events will be as follows:

  • 10AM - U10 (1200m)
  • 10.30AM - U12 (1500m)
  • 11AM - U14 (2000m)
  • 12PM - Adult 5K
  • 1PM - Adult 10K

To help make things a little more affordable, we have also introduced a family rate for the under-age races. Choose the ‘Family Entry’ option on the Athletics NI website and get three races for the price of two.

Should events be postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, we will make contact with all entrants via email, and announce a new date on our website and social media.


We are also working on big plans for our third event of the series, which will be a two-day event at Maze Long Kesh from 29th-30th December. The Eikon Festival Of Running will have something for everyone, with varied distances, under-age races and a wheelchair race. Booking will be available soon - keep an eye on our social media channels for more information.

Eikon Festival Of Running Timetable

  • Day 1: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
  • Day 2: U10 (1200m), U12 (1500m), U14 (2000m), U16 (3500m) and Wheelchair Race

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