Afternoon of 5000s

Mary Peters, Belfast

North Belfast Harriers are pleased to announce that our Afternoon of 5000s event will return to Mary Peters Belfast on the 23rd April 2022. Building on the success of our 2021 event, we plan to improve both the athlete and spectator experience and create a superb day of athletics here in Belfast. To get first access to all developments please subscribe below.

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17th Mar – The event has now sold out. We have opened a waiting list in the event we have some dropouts. If a place becomes available you will be emailed and have three days to claim you space in the race. If after three days the space is unclaimed it will move onto the next person in the list.

We have added a event information document and common FAQs (see above).

18th Feb – Entry has now closed for the women’s races and there are only 20 male entries left. If you are a sub 16:15 women and would like to run please contact us and we will try and squeeze you in. Free entries for both male and female races are still available.

29th Dec – Online Entry for the event will be available from the 1st of January at 9am. The entry link will be posted on this site.

The initial entry standards for male athletes will be sub 16 and for female athletes sub 18:30. These standards will be widened if the quota of athletes can’t be met. Notification will be sent if/when this occurs.

This year we are able to offer free entries to any male athlete who has a track personal best of 14:30 and below and any female athletes with a time of 16:45 and below. Please email to avail of this offer.

5th Dec – We have secured a UK Athletics Level 2 Licence for this event which means all results will appear on Power of 10/runbritain and can also be used as a qualification event for major championships.

Our Vision

We want to help raise athletic standards in 5,000m track running across the UK and Ireland.

We hope our event provides a stepping stone to greater things, be that a qualifying time to compete in subsequent IMC or BMC meets or the qualifying time to compete in European and/or Commonwealth championships.

For others we want to provide a meet that will allow them to get best out of themselves combined with an event that their family, friends and loved ones will enjoy attending in person or watching live on our interactive and entertaining Livestream.

Ultimately we would like to emulate those glory days of the 80s and 90s at Mary Peters when thousands of spectators lined the banks of the natural amphitheatre and witnessed some of the best athletes in the world compete head to head.

2021 Event

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