Vadrafjord 5 Mile Run/Walk in aid of Waterford Hospice
Number collection in The Reg, 2 The Mall, Waterford from 10.30am on the day
Registration is available on the day at The Reg
Registration fee of €12 includes Chip Timing
Prizes for first 3 male & female runners
Faithlegg Golf Course 5m Run supported by Saturday Road Runners. We will be running 3.5m on the beautiful running surface of the grass fairways of the golf course and 1.5, on the roads under the Minaun overlooking Faithlegg Hotel and on the road within the grounds of Faithlegg. Normal running runners should be used as we will run on grass and road so no spikes. Entry is €15 online and limited to 250 entries and if we don’t reach the 250 there will be limited entry on the night for €20. There will be parking facilities on sight and shower facilities afterwards. A BBQ and refreshments in the Club House after the run is included in the entry.
The Stook 10 Mile is hosted by Gowran AC and Young Ireland’s GAA club to raise funds for their juvenile squads. Since its inaugural outing in 2012, the race has earned a reputation as a tough but enjoyable mid-winter road race that offers a friendly and welcoming community atmosphere. We look forward to attracting runners across a wide range of abilities. We are very popular with runners from running clubs, bootcamps, triathlon clubs – with various clubs in Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Tipperary, Cork, Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Meath taking part in 2014.
Since set up we have received great feedback for both the organisation and the route and we hope to further build on this reputation this year.
- Chip Timing By Total Timing
- Accurate Course
- Finishers Cowbell
- Cash & Spot Prizes
- AAI Permit
- Great Atmosphere
Solas Centre South East Cancer Run and Walk for Life means so much too so many.
As we move ever closer to the start date of 11th October for the “Run and Walk for Life 2015” the importance of the Solas Centre cannot be lost to anyone. The facility continues to play a vital role in the lives of individuals and families affected by cancer.
Speaking as Chair of the 2015 RFL Michael Garland commented, “The 2015 events are all about bringing the Solas Centre’s activities back into the community and what better way to demonstrate this than by reading the testimonials of some of the people who have actually used the Solas Centre. We would like to get this important messaging out to members of the public over the next few weeks and as well as doing this through the usual printed sources we are also running a number of testimonials with Beat 102-103, our media partners.
The 2015 RFL is a major fundraiser for the Solas Centre and this year’s “two events in one” will allow many, many more people to participate. As well as introducing the 5-mile walk to the now traditional 10-mile run we have removed the event “entry fee” and we would ask all the participants to raise as much sponsorship as they can. There is no lower or upper limit on how much you can raise and all we would ask is that you take on board the range of services the Solas Centre provides and raise an appropriate amount to contribute to the continuation and expansion of those services.”
One of the existing clients of the Solas Centre is Fiachra Ó Céilleachair (originally from An Rinn) and his family, and he gave a moving testimonial during the launch of the Run and Walk for Life routes. Like so many others before Fiachra and with many more active clients coming to the facility in the future, the Solas Centre is looking to expand its range of services with the help of thousands of participants in the 2015 Run and Walk for Life.
Fiachra commented, “Encounters with cancer vary. It’s not easy to cope, irrespective of one’s strength, medical help or support of family and friends. The range of services offered, free of charge, by the South Eastern Cancer Foundation can and does provide light. Appropriately, their friendship is termed “Solas” – the Irish for light. In 2010, Siobhán was diagnosed with melanoma. We had two young children and, whilst initiating treatment, discovered Siobhán was expecting our third. Despite intensive surgery, the pregnancy survived.
Months later, however, the cancer returned. Our daughter had to come out six weeks early, amidst more surgery. Later, Siobhán required oncology and was prescribed the newly approved ipilimubab. Complications arose in 2012 and chemotherapy, radiosurgery and radiotherapy followed. In February 2013, Siobhán’s prognosis was months rather than years and by June, it was weeks. On Saturday 27th July, Siobhán texted invites for our eldest son’s eighth birthday set for the following Saturday. In the meantime, cancer eventually took her.
Ruán’s party went ahead, as his Mom wished, and Siobhán’s funeral was two days later.
Since then, there’s a tree and plaque in Siobhán’s memory at the park in Dunmore East – looking out to the sea where her ashes were scattered. I wouldn’t wish our journey on anyone. From the first steps, up to today in the case of mine and the children’s, the Solas Centre has been there for us. Initially, it was an independent source for Siobhán to talk to. In turn, she attended for reflexology. Solas was a kind of oasis and the counselling there was invaluable. I’ve availed of it myself. Conscious of possible effects on our children, all five of us participated in art therapy sessions.
After Siobhán’s passing, I’ve turned to Solas to underpin comprehension of and reaction to all that has happened. Being a friend of the Solas Centre helped Ruán, Sadhbh, Gráinne and I to be as resilient as we could and can be. Ebullient and interested in others, Siobhán in 2009 prior to cancer being currency in our own lives, ran in the Solas “South East Run for Life”. Subsequently, I’ve walked it. I’ll be very proud when our three children will have the opportunity to join me in doing so in 2015. We’ll never forget the extraordinary person that Siobhán was. In our lives, she is a light that will never go out. The Solas Centre is also a resource beyond the ordinary, a light that should be there for others to see and benefit from. Please join us in supporting the “South East Run for Life 2015”.
Details on the Solas Centre and how you can get involved with the 2015 Solas Centre Run and Walk for Life can be found on www.solascentre.ie or by contacting the Solas Centre directly on 051 304 604 or on Facebook by searching with Solas Centre South East Run for Life.
This race is open to all kinds of runners whether you entering the county champions, out in search of a PB over the 5 mile distance, or just a fun runner looking to get out for a run on a Friday evening; your sure to really enjoy this race.
Be sure to bring a towel and change of gear for a dip in the sea after the race, the water in Woodstown will be beautiful on what we hope will be a great summers evening in July.
Join us after in the Saratoga for refreshments supplied by the family of Alan Everett and the prize giving.
Cash prize top 3 male and top 3 females
- 1st 100 euros
- 2nd 75 euros
- 3rd 50 euros
Loads of category and spot prizes
- female over 35,40,45,50,55
- Male over 40,45,50,55,60
- Junior Male & Female
1 prize per person
- Chip timed
- Fully Licensed and insured event
- 10 euros + booking online or 15 euros on the night if we have not reached our limit on line by 18th July
- Runners start 7pm walkers 6.45pm
If possible arrange car pooling to avoid traffic congestion in Woodstown
Arrive at least 30 mins before start to give yourself time to pick up your bid and make it to the start in time and prevent a delay to the race.
Faithlegg golf club is “on course” to stage its first ever 5 mile Run on Friday 15th May. The run will commence at 7pm and will follow the layout of the course 4 miles taking in many of the rolling fairways, hills and pathways and 1 mile on road under the Minaun.
Race number and T shirt can be collected on the day prior to the race, registration prior to the event, after race snack and drink provided. Parking in Golf club car park with overflow to Park Rangers Car park. Prizes to be confirmed. Entrants must be over 18 years of age.
The 8th AnneValley 5 Mile Challenge is taking place on 7th of Feb 2015, at 12 noon in Dunhill Village, Co.Waterford, Ireland. This is a nice challenging and scenic course which takes in the splendour of the Anne River, Annestown, Dunhill Castle and Dunhill Village. And when you return a spread that will make your make mouth water. Category prizes, as well as course record if broken.
All entrants for the 5 Mile Stride must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the race in accordance with AAI guidelines.
- A fast, flat course
- Chip timing
- Tech t shirts for runners and walkers
- Online registration is open until Thursday 21st of August for €15 run €10 walk
- Registration on the night will be €17
- Cash prizes for 1,2,3, men and women
- Club prize for the club with the biggest entries (excluding walkers) Be sure to list your club when registering
- 1 over 40 and 50 men and women
- Lots of spot prizes
- Ample parking
- Refreshments after the race in Terrerat Community Centre
- further details such as race route, location map and directions are on the organizers website www.unitedstriders.com
4th Annual Genzyme for MS 5m Road Race.
Friday August 29th at 7pm, Walkers leave at 6:30.
Registration €15 online and €18 on the night from 5:30
Building on success of last 3 years, making improvements to the event on an ongoing basis.
Along with chiptiming from Total Timing our course is accurately measured and has acquired an AAI road race permit.
Suitable for all levels. Minimum age 16 years.
Prizes and refreshments onsite immediately after race.
Parking available onsite on the night. Please follow security instructions when you arrive onsite.
Online registration closes Wednesday 27th August at 23:59.
Pre-Registration Thursday 28th August 5pm – 7pm
Pre-Registration advised to avoid crowds that we have had on the night the past two years.
Cash Prizes in the following categories:
Male – 1st,2nd,3rd, O40,O45,O50,O55 and Junior
Female – 1st,2nd,3rd, O35,O40,O45,O50 and Junior
New for 2014 – this year in addition to everything we provided the past 3 years we are offering:
The first 300 registered a dri fit tech shirt (100 in 2011/12 and 200 last year)
Increase in prize money: 1st,2nd,3rd Male and Female will take home €200,€150 and €50 respectively.
Also the first Male and/or Female home that beats the course records set last year will recieve a €100 bonus.
We are using the exact same route as last year.
Male – Philip Harty – 24:50
Female – Siobhán O’Doherty – 28:45
This race would not be possible without the sponsorship of Genzyme and because of that it allows us to hand over 100% of funds raised from registration to your local MS respite centre, Cheshire Waterford on Patricks Hill.
We do not take out a cent for operational costs or to provide prize money so you know that your registration fee is going to great use.
Thank You for your support the last 3 years and heres to making 2014 a record night for MS.
Lets break the 500 barrier this year!
-Genzyme Road Race Committee