The first St Patrick’s Day #SparCraic10k is a great success

Spar Craic10km The SPAR Craic 10K saw hundreds of runners take to the streets of Belfast on the morning of 17 March: ST Patrick’s Day.

The race left City Hall at 9am, linking West and East Belfast as the route passed through the Gaeltacht and Cathedral Quarters before finishing at Titanic Slipways.

Every registered runner in the Craic 10K was helping the final fundraising push for the Northern Ireland Hospice rebuild of Somerton House.

All entrants received a commemorative T-shirt from O’Neills, a ‘goodie’ bag, a bottle of Tipperary Water, a banana provided by Total Produce, as well as a voucher for a pint of Clonmel 1650 or a non-alcoholic Becks. All finishers receive a medal.

The Craic 10K will allowed the people of Belfast to celebrate St Patrick’s in a fun, healthy way before they enjoy the parade and party in Custom House Square.

Check out our Gallery of photos from today’s event


Why Did the Chicken Cross the Finish Line? Belfast bar, The Dirty Onion and chicken restaurant, Yard Bird added a bit of fun to the finish line of the St Patrick’s Day Craic 10K race, with giant chickens handing out water bottles to runners and entertaining the crowds at the finish line at Titanic Belfast.

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Tim Herron, general manager, The Dirty Onion, who ran the Craic 10K in aid of NI Hospice and Yard Bird chickens.

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