St. Patrick’s Day, usually a day for parades and floats is a little difference in South Sligo as athletes from all over Connacht will once again take to the roads for the 40th Tubbercurry St. Patrick’s Day 10K Road Race.
South Sligo Athletic Club is delighted to be hosting the first major Sligo road race of 2013. To mark the 40th celebrations the club is providing special souvenir t-shirts to all the entrants and for the first time is introducing chip timing and immediate access to results online. In addition to the run starting at 12.30 p.m., we also have an 8K walk taking place, which is in its second year.
The first ever Tubbercurry 10K road race was planned for St. Stephen’s Day but was postponed due to snow and ice. It was rescheduled for St. Patrick’s Day 1973 and ever since it has become an annual fixture in the running calendar. Due to the committee’s dedicated and endurance down through the years, the race has grown in strength every year and South Sligo Athletic Club is proud to be carrying on this tradition.
Last year Emmett Dunleavy from Sligo AC won the men’s race in a time of 32:15 and Ann Lennon from Mayo AC won the ladies race. Prizes are on offer in a range of categories for the run and spot prizes for the walk.
“This year we are delighted to have The Sligo Champion, Mullarkey’s Furniture, Lollipop Lane Créche & Montessori School, Sligo Sports & Recreation Partnership and Killoran’s Bar & Restaurant supporting us for our 40th celebrations. After the race we will be returning to Killoran’s Bar & Restaurant for refreshments, where the idea for the race originated over 40 years ago with some very dedicated Tubbercurry locals who we are very proud of.” Anthony Walsh, Chairman of South Sligo Athletic Club.
To enter please register online at Run Ireland www.runireland.com Registration is also available on the day from 10.30 a.m. or you can pre-register for the run or walk on Saturday 16th March from 7-8.30 pm in Killoran’s Bar & Restaurant, Tubbercurry.
South Sligo Athletic Club
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