Athetes, Runners and walkers will gather in Coachford on Friday 19th to take part in the 5 Mile Road Race. This year’s participants will enjoy Chip Timing , increased number of prizes and pre and post rub downs by massage therapists along with the usual excellent changing facilities, post race catering and a super organised road race. Registration is from 5.30pm with the race starting at 7pm sharp. Registration is only €13 with all money raised going to Marymount Hospice and Suicide Aware.
The race is growing n popularity each year. It is very well stewarded and takes runners from the just outside the village towards the river Lee where the scenery is beautiful and then along some lovely country roads before entering the lovely village of Coachford.
One of the race organisers for the last three years, Olive Loughnane, collected her 2009 World Championship Gold Medal this month and Coachford Autumn Festival, Community Council and other organisations are going to honour Olive after the race on August 19th.Everyone is invited to come along to celebrate the country’s fourth World Champion in Athletics