Welcome to Ward Park Runners

Ward Park Runners is an all inclusive group welcoming members with a range of abilities from all backgrounds from newly graduated Couch to 5k runners right up to marathon runners!

Each session is completed at an individual's own pace - it's your session and we want you to get the best from it. We aim to promote, foster and encourage running through training, competition and good friendships.

Our aim is to grow the club community, offer a range of training session and encourage communication between members to support each other.


Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 7.10pm. Non-members are very welcome and can pay as you train for just £2 payable on the evening.

Meeting at 7.10pm
Locations may vary.
Please visit our Facebook page for the latest update.


New to training?
We ask new attendees to come at 7.00pm and introduce themselves to the coaches.

Training lasts approximately an hour.


WPR parkrun Challenge

Congratulations to Dawn, winner of our 12 week parkrun Challenge, which encourged members to try parkrun tourism, aim for PBs and most importantly - volunteer.




Not long to go now before the 5 to 10k Progression Programme launches on Monday 31 July. Your main coaches will be Mary and Arthur on Monday evenings and Tim and Sharon on Wednesday evenings (with others occasionally filling in). This will provide continuity and help the coaches get to know you.
On Monday evening, the meeting point will be the gravel pitch in Ward Park at 7.10pm. On Wednesday evening, you will meet at the entrance to the Walled Garden at 7.10pm and the session will be held in Castle Park.
If you haven’t yet signed up and wish to do so please click on the link below:

Join Our Club

Simply email:
[email protected] and we'll get back to you

Joining a running club can seem quite daunting but if you can run 5K there are loads of benefits of joining Ward Park Runners:

  • Make friends and meet loads of like-minded people
  • Improve your running, a lot!
  • Be way more motivated
  • Socialise and have fun
  • You will get incredible support

Plus you will become a member of Athletics NI and you will receive discounted entry to a number of races!

Membership is £38* per year or you can PAYG for £2 per training session.

* concessions available



Members can purchase training kit directly from Teamwear Ireland via the link below.

Club vests are available directly from the committee.

Clubmark NI

We are proud to have achieved the Clubmark NI accreditation.

The core purpose of obtaining the Clubmark recognition is to demonstrate that we are a well governed club with policies and procedures that protect our members, volunteers and communities.

Training pic

Training Sessions

With the evenings dropping in light, we will shortly move out of Ward Park. Members can keep up to date with our training locations via SPOND app, or our Facebook page.