Thursday, February 3, 2011

Upcoming Events Feb-March 2011

The Operation Transformation 5k Walk/ Run will be held in Phoenix Park on Saturday the 19th February. The fun run will start at 10am in the Phoenix Park and is suitable for all ages and fitness abilities. The start will be on Chesterfield Avenue- Main Road. The event will be organised by Athletics Ireland & Irish Runner magazine in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council and Dublin City Council. The course will be accurarately measured. There will be a digital clock at the finish to allow you to check your finishing time. This 5km Fun Run is open to WALKERS, JOGGERS AND RUNNERS.

Registration will open on Wednesday the 2nd February at 8pm and will close on Wednesday, February 9th, at 12pm midnight.
Places are limited to 5,000 applicants. Acceptance of application does not guarantee a place in the event. Successful applicants will receive confirmation by email, race numbers and final instructions will be sent through the post.
Water will be available at the finish line.However, if you require refreshments throughout the race, please bring your own.
This event will be televised for RTE television.

March 17th (St. Patrick's Day): Fr. Murphy Athletic Club, in conjunction with Kildalkey GAA Club, announces the running of its traditional St. Patrick’s Day 5 Mile Race around the quiet country roads of County Meath. This year sees the addition of extra masters prize categories for men and women. Runners, joggers and walkers of all standards are invited to take part in this club-organised, friendly event. The quiet traffic-free roads and welcoming after-event refreshments guarantee that this is a race to be enjoyed and remembered. For 2011 the event is being run over a new course around the townland of Baskinagh, between Ballivor and Kildalkey.
Details of the course are available here:  Online entry is now open, at a cost of €12.00. Entry on the day is €15.00. Online entry is available until midnight on Monday 14th March 2011. Registration on the day is from 12.30pm to 1.30pm in the Community Centre, Kildalkey. The race starts at 2pm.
Enter here:  The race encompasses the Meath County Road Race Championships of 2011. Here the top senior men’s club teams in the county will fight it out for the coveted St. Brigid’s Cup. The competition for senior ladies and the various masters and other categories will also be equally hard fought.

March 20th - Meath Community Games Cross Country:
Cross Country Event for the Meath Community Games is in Ballinacrea besides St. Bridgets' GAA Club in Oldcastle on Sunday March 20th at 11am. Register on the day and the entry fee is €2 per athlete. Anyone who wishes to take part to be there by 10:30 latest. Competitors must be under-age on 31st July 2011, eg. under 8 Competition - Competitors must not have reached their 8th birthday on or before July 31st 2011. Note: Under 8, 9, 10 & 16 are County Competitions only and winners do not go forward to Athlone.
Events are for under 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16.
Events for Under 8, 9, 10 are 500m (County Competition only).
Event for under 12 is 500m and the first 6 (4 plus next 2 as subs) will qualify as a Relay Team for Athlone.
Event for Under 13 is an individual event, distance 1,200m and top 6 will go to Athlone.
Event for Under 14 is 700m and the like Under 12 the first 6 (4 plus next 2 as subs) will qualify as a Relay Team for Athlone.
Event for Under 16 is 700m. (County Competition Only)
Contact person is Martin Heery from Oldcastle AC.

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