People from all over the county and beyond are expected to take part in a 10k run from Kerins O’Rahilly’s to raise funds for the Strand Road club.
The event is in conjunction with the ‘Run The Kingdom’ organisation and is part of their calendar of runs for this year.
The Kerins O’Rahillys 10K usually takes place on the last Sunday in January or first Sunday in February at 10.00am in aid of the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club which is based in Strand Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The 10K route will start and finish outside the Club House. The route will take in the surrounding areas.
The Kerins O Rahillys 10K will also include a team category; teams will be made up of four with 3 to count for scoring. Points will allocated on finishing position, the team with the lowest points win, and the winning team will receive the John Dowling Shield.
The team competition will include a male and female category. The route will include 7k of the Tralee Valentines Run, so it will be a great way to prepare for the event.
The Kerins O’Rahillys 10K is also a great opportunity for people to start off the year by running their first 10K ever, the event is also open to walkers and the walkers will start at the same time as the runners and will line up at the back of the field.
It’s a community-based event. The run takes place in the community. It actually finishes with a lap of Cahill’s Park, which is one of the oldest estates in the area, before heading back to the clubhouse.
It’s also a chance to renew rivalries with GAA clubs as the club are inviting all clubs to enter teams. The best three finishers from each club’s performances will be counted and the winning club will be presented with the John Dowling Memorial Trophy. The club has also commissioned a beautiful medal and every finisher of the run will receive one.
The run starts at 10am [9.30am for walkers] The run starts from the club’s car park, up Ballyvelly and to the Kerries out towards the Spa/Fenit Road, left at Knockanish, past the driving range and back to Cahill’s Park and the clubhouse. (click here for route map)
People can register online by clicking here or at the clubhouse from 7pm-9pm on each Wednesday, from now until the race. People can also register that morning at the club from 8am-9am.
• Number collection and registration will be between 11am to 8pm in the Club House.
• Number collection and registration will be between 8am to 9 am in the Club House.
• Race Start: 10 am outside the Club House.
• Prize giving at 12 noon in the Club Bar / Refreshments will also be available after the race.
Kerins O’Rahillys G.A.A. Club
This event sold out last year, so don’t miss out, sign up early!