Broughshane will play host to hundreds of runners next week who will be taking part in a charity run in aid of the North West Mountain Rescue Team.
The charity run on August 1 gets underway at 7pm with runners competing in either a 10k or 5k run around the village, with prizes for first, second and third male and female places in both categories and goodie bags and medals for all who take part.
For those of a less energetic persuasion, there will also be a 1k Fun Run around the playing fields at the Community Centre.
The Fun Run is open to all ages and everyone who completes the course will be awarded a medal.
All proceeds will go to the North West Mountain Rescue Team, who have a base in the village, from which they undertake their valuable life-saving role.
Lexie Scott, Broughshane & District Community Association, said: “We are delighted to be involved with this new event which we hope will become an annual run, supporting the terrific work of the North West Mountain Rescue Team.”
Stephen Brown. Secretary of Ballymena Runners, added: “Thank you to Broughshane & District Community Association for supporting the race. We run throughout the local countryside. The NWMRT support us 24/7. It’s great to be supporting them.”
Hazel Anderson. Treasurer of NWMRT, said: “We really want people to come along enjoy the evening in the beautiful village of Broughshane, have some fresh air, exercise and join in on a community event and at the same time support a local charity.”
Anyone can register online at www.nwmrt.org or www.athleticsni.org/fixtures before 3pm on Friday, July 29. Registration in person will be 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the night at the Community Centre.