Runners invited to join the fun at Beer and Bubbles 5K in Finnebrogue Woods

Runners invited to join the fun at Beer and Bubbles 5K in Finnebrogue Woods

5 June 2024

THE hugely popular Beer and Bubbles 5K returns this month at Finnebrogue Woods outside Downpatrick and will be raising funds for the PIPs Suicide Prevention Ireland charity. 

And this year participants will have the opportunity to walk the picturesque course with the charity fundraiser again being sponsored by M B McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants.

The 5km walk starts off before the annual run on June 26.

Conaill McGrady, Director at M B McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants, said the company is  delighted to see the return of its 5km run, raising funds for a great charity. 

“Just like the event last year, we are encouraging not only clients, co-workers and friends to take part, but also those within the local community who are looking for a fun challenge,” he said.

“This year, we are excited by the addition of the 5km walk, making the charity event more inclusive and allowing more people to be involved.”

Conaill added: “Special thanks to Ed and Rachael Lindsay and the team at Finnebrogue Woods, for unique access to a fabulous woodland trail, we are thrilled to be able to host the event in this stunning location.” 

All funds raised from the event will go towards supporting PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland, a charity that provides suicide prevention and bereavement support services to individuals and communities throughout Northern Ireland.

Nestled on the outskirts of Downpatrick, the 5km event gives participants exclusive access to many of the paths in the idyllic estate, with the route mapped out so participants take in the stunning woodland and finish close to the lakeside, where they will be able to soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a glass of local beer, prosecco or soft drink.

Mr Lindsay said it’s great to welcome back the M B McGrady & Co 5km for the fourth year, taking place in the heart of Finnebrogue woods, and raising funds for a great charity.

“Last year’s event was a real success and gave runners a unique opportunity to explore parts of our estate not open to the general public,” he continued.

“Runners, walkers and faces new and old, we look forward to welcoming them to Finnebrogue Woods in June.”

The event is open to those of all ages and experiences, and participants can choose to lap the lake or enjoy a walk and talk, making it perfect for both seasoned runners and those looking for a social stroll. 

Registration opens from 5.45pm with the walk starting at 6.15pm followed by the run at 7pm, with  the event providing the public with an opportunity to walk or run a route that isn’t normally open to the public.

To register for the event, visit and keep updated by visiting M B McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants on Facebook.