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The Croppy Boy Run 2017

The ‘Croppy Boy Road Race’ will take place on the 30th September 2017 in Passage East, Co. Waterford starting at 2:00pm.
There will be a 10km race with cash prizes for various categories, and a 5km Fun Run/Walk with spot prizes.

The winner of the 10km race will receive ‘The Ronan Walsh Perpetual Cup.’

All participants will receive a commemorative mug for the event.

Chip timing will be in place for the 10km race.
The 10km race is restricted to over 18’s.

Online entry fee is €15 for the 10km and €10 for the 5km fun run/walk. Registrations on the day is €20 for the 10km and €15 for the 5km fun run/walk. Discounted family entry fee of €30 for the 5km fun run/walk.

Number collection for online entrants and on the day registration will take place from 12:00 to 13:30 at Passage East Community Centre.

The 10km race and 5km fun run will start at Passage East GAA club and finish at Passage East Community Centre.

Parking will be in Passage East Village, please follow stewards directions.

This will be a great event on a great course taking in the beautiful scenery of the Passage East area with breathtaking views of the River Suir adding to the magic of this event. Prize giving, refreshments, BBQ & a raffle after the race at Passage East Community Centre.

This event has been kindly sponsored by the Scenic Passage East Ferry.

Funds raised will go towards the Faithlegg & Crooke 31st Scouts and the Passage East & Crooke Development Association.

Vadrafjord 5 Fun Run/Walk 2016

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

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Faithlegg Golf Course 5 Mile Run

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.

Bluewall Waterford to Tramore 7.5 Mile 2016

Join us for one of Ireland’s oldest road races.

The race starts at Waterford’s Viking Triangle in Waterford city and goes out the Tramore road to finish in Tramore outside Splashworld. The race is chip timed with chip and gun times provided and there are top men and women, and age category prizes. Showers, changing facilities, refreshments, and prize giving will be in the GAA centre in Tramore after.

This is a point to point race so don’t forget to organize a lift back into town or check out the Bus Eireann bus time table here.

Register online at www.totaltiming.ie or on the night between 5:45 and 6:45 in the Theater Royal. This race has really grown in popularity so there will only be limited registration available on the night so register in advance to avoid disappointment and save yourself some money. Prices are €10 + booking online or €15 on the night. There is a special price of €8 + booking for Waterford AC Members.

Results of lasts year race Here
Course record Pauline Lambe, Tullamore Harriers A.C. 44.03 (2010) Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 36.44 (2010)

Again Bluewall Technologies have come onboard as main Sponsor and WAC are very glad to have such a popular sponsor involved again this year. This is the 6th year Bluewall will be sponsoring and with exceptionally generous and popular prizes in previous years another excellent crowd of runners is expected

Splashworld 10K 2016

**EVENT POSTPONEMENT**

Due to the very bad weather the organising committee for today’s Splashworld 10K & 5k have made the decision to postpone this event till Friday May 13th at 7pm. Anybody that was pre registered your entry is valid for the next day. If you can not make it and would like to request a refund please email info@totaltiming.ie Splashworld10KM2016PosterSunday April 10th will see plenty of activity on the streets of Tramore, when Splashworld hosts its 10k fun run. The run is back with a faster, flatter course same as last year which will take in the beautiful scenery of Tramore’s back strand and promenade.

With the support of Tramore Athletic Club and local community, the run is a wonderful way to showcase what the beautiful town of Tramore has to offer. This year’s proceeds will be going towards the development of a Community Athletics/ Training Track adjacent to Splashworld. We would like to express sincere thanks to all involved not least the hardworking committee, and sponsors who have supported the event to date.

We wish to thank all who sponsored the wonderful prizes. First male and Female Athlete Home. Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and usual category prizes will be on offer.

Tramore Athletic Club outlined the new route last year, which makes the race flatter and faster than before – there is also a 5k option, for walkers, Joggers and juniors, so this is a run that will appeal to all ages and abilities. We will be kicking off events at 10:00am with a kids run for 9 year olds and under on the green adjacent to Splashworld.
Refreshments will be available after the event. The Splashworld dressing rooms will be available for use for people taking part.

Pre-registration will be available for all Runners Walkers on Saturday night 9th April 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Splashworld. 10K runners pre-register can collect the Bib Number on Saturday before the event or on the morning of the event up to 10:30am. Registration will open for all on the morning of the event at 9:00am and close at 10:30am.

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Waterford Viking Marathon 2016

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If you have previously registered but need to make a change to your details, switch distance, or transfer your entry please click here

Waterford Viking Marathon will take place on Saturday June 25th 2016 in the historic Viking City of Waterford. With a Full, Half, Quarter & Relay options available on the day there is something for all levels to take part in.

The 2016 Full Marathon route has been officially measured by an AAI approved course measurer. We hold an official permit and are fully insured. WVM is also a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons).

There is little change to this year as the route will yet again in take in many of the Viking City streets before heading out to seaside Tramore. WVM is renowned for its music, entertainment and supporters along the route which makes for an electric atmosphere on the day. The Regional Sports Centre on the Cork Road plays host to the finish line which allows runners an Olympic style lap of the track before being reunited with family and friends and a chance to enjoy a fun festival feel celebration at the stadium. For further detail or information see the website www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com.

Price change From 1st June. prices listed exclude booking.

Viking Fighter Viking Warrior (From 1st June)
Full Marathon €55 €65
Half Marathon €40 €50
Quarter Marathon €27 €30
Relay Marathon €96 €105

WIT “Trick or Trot” 5km 2015

WIT Trick or Trot 5km is a great new event hosted by WIT Athletics Club. The event will take place at the Carriganore WIT sports campus. This great event caters for everyone from kids to adults to the beginner to high level athlete. This event boasts a great course at a great location with a €1000.00 prize fund. The race will be chip timed and is an AAI permitted race. What makes this event unique is the theme which is fancy dress Halloween themed event with prizes for the best dressed as well as kids races, fancy dress and face painting. There is a post race Local produce market style spread to fill the bellies after the 5km. WIT Athletics Club welcomes everyone to our fun and unique event. The online entry fee is only €12 with entry on the only day €15.00.

Waterford AC Half Marathon 2015

The Waterford AC Half Marathon is back. Now one of the biggest single distance events outside of Dublin it sold out last year so get in there early. No entry on the day.

A few highlights from this event:

  • €25 + booking gets you a hat, goodie bag including banana, water, protein milk and more, a medal, chip timing, start and finish in the world class WIT sports campus facility, refreshments, posted race pack (no need to pre collect) so it is great value.
  • No early birds just permanent good value for everyone.
  • Free Elite and Sub Elite entries available with a ratified qualifying time. ( Click register above for elite entry form)

South East Run for Life 2015

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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.

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Alan Everett Woodstown 5 miles road race 2015

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.