Downpatrick Lions Ready For 3 Lakes Run

Preparations are well underway for May’s Three Lakes Challenge race near Downpatrick.

Now in its seventh year, the 15K race starts and finishes at the Lakeside Inn on Saturday, 11 May taking runners past Ballydugan, Magheralagan and Loughinisland lakes.

The event – which starts at 11am – is being sponsored by Strangford Fuels and D&N Blinds in partnership with AtlasRunning, East Down Athletic Club and Lakeside Inn to raise funds for Mainstay DRP.

The Downpatrick Lions club launch the Three Lakes Challenge race. Pictured from left: Margaret Ferguson, host at Lakeside Inn; Lion Fergus Kelly, event organiser; Geoffrey Ferguson, host at the Lakeside Inn; Sean Carvill, Lions President; Deidre O’Hanlon, fundraiser with Mainstay DRP; Dr Paddy Moore Chair with Mainstay DRP; and Lion, Brendan Kearney, Zone Chair.

The annual race continues to grow in popularity and is once again being organised by Downpatrick Lions Club which does so much to support local, national and international charities.

There is also a 7k run and 7k walk with all competitors chipped to record their times. Medals will be awarded and there will be a free hot dog for all competitors at the finish line.

Organisers are promising something for everyone and a warm welcome awaits all runners and walkers helping to raise funds for the designated charity.

Members of the public, friends and supporters are all welcome to attend and refreshments will be available at the Lakeside Inn following the event.

Participants can register online at: where there is a link to a JustGiving page should anyone wish to donate to the charity.

Alternatively, runners and walkers can email Adrian at: or telephone 07876 560015 for further information. Participants can also register on the day at the Lakeside Inn.

To join Downpatrick Lions Club and raise funds for your community, give Brendan a call on 07809728102.