Leitrim 5 Mile and 2 Mile Fun Run 2012

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Liatroim Fontenoys GAC, in association with Newcastle AC, is proud to present the second annual Leitrim 5 mile road race & 2 mile fun walk/run on Saturday 31st March 2012

Sponsored by: McGrady Financial Services, Mourne Fresh Foods, Smyth’s Centra, Move Physiotherapy

2 mile fun walk/run at 1pm
5 mile road race at 2pmFontenoy Park, 11 Backaderry Road, Leitrim, Castlewellan, Co.Down, BT31 9SL

Nestled between Castlewellan Forest Park and the Dromara Mountains in stunning valley surroundings, this 5 mile road race offers elite athletes, age group competitors and fitness runners a different, challenging course in Leitrim’s unique, scenic and small village setting.  A perfect race for anyone in marathon preparation, 10k road race mode, gearing up for the Hill and Dale race series or enjoying running for fitness.

Teams of four from GAA Clubs are encouraged to compete in the 5 mile road race and represent their Club.  A chance for your Club to challenge others and collect the team prize.

The 2 mile fun walk/run offers an opportunity for the whole family to get out and enjoy the challenge of completing the village walk, taking in the well known Leitrim mile.

Entries will be taken on race day from 12 noon:
5 mile Road race: Registered Athletes £7/ Unregistered Athletes £8

Fun walk/run: £3 / Under 10s FREE / Family Group (4 members or more) £10
Individual (including age categories) and GAA Club Team Prizes

Minimum Age for 5 mile race: 15

Liatroim Fontenoys are pleased to offer Sports Massage Therapy for runners after the race thanks to Marty Smith (Move Physiotherapy) and Janine Kelly (Sports Massage Therapist).

Secure changing/shower facilities are available for use and hot food and refreshments will be served after race

Directions to Leitrim:

From Belfast: Travel A24 to Clough, via Ballynahinch, then right turn onto A25 to Castlewellan/ OR Travel M1 Southbound, exit at Sprucefield roundabout, take 2nd exit onto A1, turn off at Hillborough onto Dromara Road for Dromara, travel through Dromara village and Finnis, take left turn on Slievenaboley Road and continue on to Dromara Road into Leitrim.

From Castlewellan: From large roundabout at bottom of town take 2nd exit onto A50/Bann Road (towards Banbridge) and first take right on Leitrim Road.  Continue on to Leitrim.

From Banbridge: Travel A50/Castlewellan Road, turn right onto A50/Katesbridge Road (towards Castlewellan), take left turn onto Leitrim Road.  Continue into Leitrim.

For further information please contact Frank Morgan 07791510867 or Brendan Quail 07542200895
Fontenoy Park, 11 Backaderry Road, Leitrim, Castlewellan, Co.Down, BT31 9SL