We are pleased to announce a new road race for Wexford Town, The Ben5k. The race is open to both runners and walkers of all levels and will take place on the 1st March, 2015. The inspiration for this race is our hero Ben Wadding who sadly died, aged 3, after a brave battle with cancer. This is a 100% charity event and all proceeds will go to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
The course begins on the new road (Park Lane) close to the Faythe Harriers astro pitch. Entrants will run down to the Carcur Road and turn left towards town. After approximately 400 metres, the runners / walkers will make a u-turn at the traffic island and make their way back out the Carcur Road towards Ferrycarrig. At the Ferrycarrig Railway Bridge, the course turns left on to the Old Hospital Road. Here, participants will encounter the one and only hill on the course. It’s sharp but it’s short and will be over before you know it! Athletes will make their way in the Old Hospital Road until they reach the new roundabout where they will turn left and head back up Park Lane, to the finish. It promises to be quite a fast course.
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
Taking place on Sunday, 23rd of February, this promises to be one of the best events of its kind in the south east this year and is being organised by St James Coiste Na Nog. All runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in this 10k whether you are a Marathon runner or just want to try and shed a few pounds in the New Year! If you are planning on running a new personal best or just out to enjoy the walk and the crack this is the event for you. The 10k will start at St James pitch at Mersheen and proceed on a clockwise loop through the village of Ramsgrange at the two kilometer mark. At the six kilometer mark you will walk adjacent to the Duncannon beach for one Kilometre, before entering the village of Duncannon. The final 3 kilometres will bring you past the lighthouse at Blackhill and the finish line will be back at the pitch in Mersheen. The cost of the event is €20 per person. Chip timing, €1500 cash prize fund, T Shirts, Goodie bags, after race refreshments and great atmosphere is guaranteed on the day. People can enter the 10k through www.activeglobal.com and anyone seeking further information can contact Ben on 087 2626555 between 7 pm and 10 pm.