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Please support the Offaly GAA 10 K road race / fun run next Saturday August 13th

posted 11 Aug 2011, 01:28 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:39 ]


The Offaly GAA Tullamore Summer 10K road race / fun run sponsored by The Central Hotel Tullamore will take place next Saturday August 13th from O’Connor Park Tullamore at 12 noon, and the county board are encouraging everybody to come out and take up the challenge or just come out and enjoy it as a jog or leisurely walk.  Either way you will be helping Offaly GAA and 2 very worthy charities Irish Autism Action and Irish Motor Neuron.  Clubs too have the chance to raise funds for themselves through sponsorship cards and they also have the chance to win a set of jerseys by entering a team of 5 in the run.  The best combined time total will be the winning club.  All the clubs have to do is encourage people who walk, jog or run to sign up and pay the registration fee of €20 to Offaly GAA, and monies collected outside of that will be for the club.  This is an excellent opportunity for the club to maximise a fund-raising initiative and at the same time help Offaly GAA and two very worthy charities.

Irish Autism Action Patron Keith Duffy said when he spoke to County board Chairman Pat Teehan 2 weeks ago “as you know I am patron of the charity and I got involved because my little girl Mia has autism.  I am glad to say that Mia because she got the right intervention through the help of Irish Autism Action and is now in a mainstream school with children of her own age.  I want to make sure that as many children as possible get the same chance.  With your support every €1,000 raised will take a child off a waiting list for diagnosis so every cent counts”. 

Course / Route details

The 10K fun run or race is AAI approved and measured by Adrian Curley of Tullamore Harriers   The course starts down Clontarf Road and proceeds up towards Kilbeggan Bridge turning left going pass O Connor Park and down to Scally’s Centra, turning left and straight through Clara roundabout and up the Srah Road to the Clara bridge beside Colton’s turning left and then immediate right into Arden View.  Through Arden View and at exit turn left and back down to Scally’s Centra, left again and this time at the Clara roundabout turn left and back into town to Mahon’s Gala, andleft again into Arden View.  Through Arden View again, but upon exit this time turn right and back to O Connor Park to finish at the wooden gates at the stand.  This is a nice flat 10K with a 6.5 K loop, followed by a 3.5K loop to finish.  There will water stations at 3.5K, 6.5K and at the finish. They will be bottled water with sports caps and these are being provided by our sponsor The Central Hotel Tullamore, who will also provide “meal special offers” for every participant too.  All entrants will be chip tagged so 100% accuracy on timing.  The chip tagging will be done by Champion Chip Ireland.    

With 43 GAA clubs in Offaly, we are hoping that there will be a very big turn out on the day, and also as the race is AAI approved we hope that we will have some top athletes from Tullamore Harriers and the nearby athletics club, so we could have a very fast time recorded.  There are individual prizes for men and women for first second and third.  First prize for both men and women is €125, Second prize is €75 and third prize is €50. All and will receive refreshments afterwards.  There will be facilities for car parking, showers and toilets.  Entry fee on line is €20 through or late entry of €25 on the day from 10am.  For more information contact Colm Mc Cabe on 087-2700349 or Niall Murphy at 085-8005098 or your local GAA Club.

Please also see attached registration form below.
Unknown user,
11 Aug 2011, 01:29