Get Out! Get Fit! Get Running!
The 37th annual Dunshaughlin 10km road race will take place on Saturday 18th June at 7.30pm.
This is the oldest 10km road race in the country with a rich history dating back to its first running back in 1979 which attracted 35 men and 4 ladies to last year’s event which attracted 866 participants.
The course which is rated as challenging yet fast running takes the runners from the link road down through the centre of Dunshaughlin village
and out the R125 towards Ratoath before turning back through the quiet and leafy roads of Lagore and finishing in the centre of the old village again.
The race is renowned for it’s terrific atmosphere created by the warm and friendly locals who will the runners home along the course.
The main sponsors are Willis Towers Watson www.towerswatson.com/en-IE who are Ireland’s leading provider of insurance, pension and investment solutions and consulting services in the Irish market. Our club is fortunate to have this strong corporate brand support our event as it enables us to continue developing the race unto one of the highest quality road races in the country. An impressive cash prize fund of €4000 will be on the table for the leading athletes in all categories.
The Run Hub www.therunhub.ie/ are sponsoring a course record bonus of €500 for both the first male and female to break the impressive course record of Noel Cullen (Clonliffe Harries, 2000) 29 minutes 21 seconds and of Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC, 2015) 33 minutes 13 seconds. The Run Hub specialises in all running equipment and is located in Ashtown beside the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Whether you run for fun or competitively, they can cater for you.
Dunshaughlin Athletic Club www.dunshaughlinac.com has expanded enormously since its foundation back in 1979. The club has both successful senior men’s and ladies teams which are underpinned by our vibrant juvenile squad. The club has had mainly a distance running tradition but we do coach and encourage most track and field disciplines. We look forward to welcoming new members and those new to running.