December 10, 2019

NI Running and our sister company Gaithouse Events are very pleased to announce that our first “Back to Basics” Run will take place in Victoria Park, Belfast on Sunday 22nd December.

A while back we sought the view of the running community via our Facebook page with an open question, “What kind of run or race would you like to see?” The response was huge and one clear theme emerged, a simple race that was official without fancy inducements and cost as little as possible, with a cup of tea afterwards!

So the guys at Gaithouse got their thinking caps on and worked hard to strip out as much cost as possible while looking for a perfect condition flat course with the best chance of competitors achieving a personal best.

The obvious choice was Victoria Park, simply made for PBs and recently cited by Parkrun as one of the UK’s top personal best courses. Now make things official by certifying the distance with Athletics NI and employing the professional services of Championchip, and “Back to Basics” was born.

So if bling isn’t necessarily your thing come along and get yourself an official PB for Christmas!

5k starts 11 am, 10k start 12 noon.


We will be hosting more Back to Basics runs at other locations in 2020 and of course we will be back at Victoria Park too, so if you sign up for the 22nd you’re setting your benchmark!

Be sure to like our Facebook Page to find out about new and exciting events coming from Gaithouse Events in 2020.