This is the second year of the event which comprises a new 10 mile and a 5 mile road race. The race takes place at the height of the Strawberry Season.
The race is hosted this year exclusively by Slaney Olympic AC as a club fundraiser.
Entry fees have been kept to a minimum while still retaining the usual high standards of the race. All runners will receive a custom made medal.
Up to 22nd June entry fees are: 10 mile race €20; 5 mile Race €15, thereafter on race day entries are 10 mile €25 and 5 Mile €20.
The event will attract everyone from the country’s top athletes to the club and fun runners. There are pacers for the 10 miles at 70 mins, 80 mins and 90 mins to help participants achieve their goals.
There will be prizes (more details later) in the open races and and all veteran categories. All runners receive a special Finisher’s Medal and tea/coffee and sandwiches at the Riverside Park Hotel.
The races start and finish on the banks of the River Slaney in the historic town of Enniscorthy. The 10 Mile route runs along the river, through the town and past the castle before heading out on tree lined roads through the pastoral County Wexford countryside in all its summer glory. All water stations supply 250ml bottles.
The event is renowned for its festive and friendly atmosphere with music and race commentary and a start /finish area which is second to none.
Event details and schedule
Start Time: 10am for 10 Mile and 10.30 for 5 mile race