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11 May 2017

Legal Walk/Run event information

How far is the walk/run?

The route is approximately 5km/3.1 miles long.

What time does the walk start and finish?

The event will be open from 3.30pm with a warm up and music. Those opting to run the route will start at 4pm with the walkers starting at 4.05pm.

Does the walk start and end at the same place?

The walk will start at the pedestrian precinct outside the High Court, crossing Oxford Street and following the path along the river to Titanic Quarter. The route is circular so you will return to the finish point just in front of the Waterfront.

Route safety

To help ensure the success of the inaugural Legal Walk event in Belfast please adhere to the following safety information:

It is a social walk/run and it is not a race and will not be timed.

Safety of all participants is paramount. Please remember that the route is along shared paths so please show consideration to all users along the route.

Watch out for pedestrians, cyclists, other runners, bollards, and other street furniture along the route.

Please do not wear earphones while talking part in the event.

When walking or running, take care on uneven surfaces and steps.

There will be no road closures. The Police Service of Northern Ireland will assist with the 2 main road crossings at the start of the route (Oxford Street and Queen Elizabeth II Bridge) to ensure it is safe for everyone.

Volunteer marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place. Road crossings on the return route will not be supported by the PSNI and marshals at these points will not have any authority to stop traffic. All participants must adhere to the high way code at the road crossings and stay on the footpaths at all times.

Do I need to be fit to take part?

Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles). If in any doubt you should consult your GP.

Remember to warm up before the run.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We constantly monitor the weather forecast in the lead up to and throughout the day of the event so that if the weather is particularly bad, we can amend the walking route. Please dress appropriately and wear sensible footwear.

The Legal Walk/Run event would only be cancelled in the case of very extreme weather. If the event is cancelled all participants would be contacted via phone and email, and an announcement would go out on the Law Society’s social media channels.

Can I wear fancy dress?

Yes! We want you to make the event as fun as possible – fancy dress is positively encouraged!

Can I volunteer at the Legal Walk?

Yes. We have volunteer roles at from collecting money, marshalling the route to helping to organise the start & finish. Please email Jennifer.Ferguson@lawsoc-ni.org for more information.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times.

What time is the BBQ at the National?

A private BBQ for participants will take place in the National Bar straight after the walk/run.

Participants will be issued with a token to avail of their free burger/hot dog/portion of paella. Due to the popularity of the event are expecting a large number of our participants to attend the National so ask for your patience while food is served.

Guests will be expected to purchase their own drinks.

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