2017 Stook 10 Mile & 5k Dash

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017

About This Activity

Welcome to the 5th Stook 10 Mile Road Race Set over an challenging but enjoyable 10-mile route, the Stook10 is the end-of-year road race challenge you’ve been waiting for. Offering a chance to experience some of Kilkenny’s most beautiful scenery, the Stook10 winds across gentle valleys and up country roads before emerging at the crest of Stook Hill. With stunning views down to the finish, every participant will be rewarded with a super fast 2.5 miles of continuous downhill to the finish line in Dungarvan village. We aim to offer a friendly and enjoyable experience to runners of all abilities, and every participant will get to enjoy our club hospitality. In addition to the accurate course (jones counter measured), chip timing, online results and water stations you’d expect from a club organised race – there will be individual, category and team prizes on offer. Entry fee is €20.00 The race starts from Dungarvan Church, 3 miles south of Gowran village, which is 15 minutes drive from J7 on the M9 motorway. There will be changing facilities, refreshments, sandwiches and cake for all in the parish hall afterwards! All proceeds from the race go to the juvenile members of Gowran AC and Young Ireland’s GAA Club.   Family Friendly 5K Dash/Fun Walk   We also have a 5km dash/fun walk. Starting and finishing from the same place as the 10 mile race the 5k loop takes in much the same beautiful scenery without the same steep hills. The 5km dash/fun walk is a guaranteed enjoyable day out, why not bring the kids? Entry fee for the the dash/walk costs just €10 and under 12's are only €5.

Event details and schedule

NEW! First to break the course record will receive €500 for men and women 

Mens Record 51:59 Gary O'Hanlon 

Womens Record 63:05 Angela McDonald 


Winners Prizes (Male & Female)

1st  €150, 2nd €100, 3rd €50

Category Prizes

M40, M45, M50, M55. M60, M65 and F40, F45, F50, F55, F65 will receive €25 each

Kealy Perpetual Shield

Team prize for athletic club teams only

Aggregate position 2 men + 2 women

€100 plus perpetual shield

Fastest Flying Mile 

€100 woman and man



Race Start 

The 10 MILE race starts at 1PM

The 5KM FUN RUN/DASH starts shortly after at approx. 1:15PM


 From Kilkenny

-Take the Old Dublin Road from Junction 6 on the Kilkenny Ring Road towards Paulstown /Carlow

- Follow road for approx 5 miles before taking a right towards Gowran on R702

-Pass over Motorway and Railway line before arriving into Gowran village

-Take a right at the “T” junction where Quik Pick store is located.

-Follow road out of Gowran passing Gowran Race Course on your left.

- Continue on for approx 3 miles until you arrive at Dungarvan where stewards will direct you to the parking area.


From the North

-Take the M9 South towards Waterford/Kilkenny and exit at Junction 7 – Paulstown/Gowran

-Take a left at the exit roundabout

-Proceed straight on at roundabout

-Take 3rd exit on next roundabout towards Gowran

-Follow road through Gowran village and continue on towards Dungarvan, you will pass Gowran Racecourse on your left.

- Continue on for approx. 3 miles until you arrive at Dungarvan where stewards will direct you to the parking area.


From the South

-Take the M9 North towards Dublin and exit at Junction 10 – Knocktopher

-Take a right at the exit roundabout

-Proceed straight on at next roundabout after motorway bridge.

-Take a left on R448 towards Thomastown, you will pass Jerpoint Abbey

-On arrival into Thomastown, Take a right at the “T” Junction on Market Street following signposts for Dublin N9.

-Take next left for Dublin N9

-Follow the road, taking a right at the mini roundabout directly after a petrol following directions for N9 –All Other Routes

- Take a left at the next roundabout following signposts for N9 – Dublin

-Continue on this road until you arrive into Dungarvan (approx. 6 miles) where stewards will direct you to the parking area.


Race Number Pick Up 

 Registration takes place in Dungarvan Hall, next to the church in the village. Once parked you will be directed to the hall by stewards. Please follow these instructions at all times.

Registration for on the day entries and Race Number Pick-up for those already registered will be open from 10:00AM to 11:15AM on Sunday morning.  We would encourage people to be in the hall by 10:50AM at the latest to ensure registration on time as large crowds are expected. Registration and Pick-up will close at 11:15AM sharp!The races will not be delayed for latecomers. It is in your own interest to be early; leave plenty of time for parking.



 Thanks to the kind locals, members of Gowran AC and Young Irelands GAA club there will be tea and an assortment of sandwiches and cakes provided in Dungarvan Hall immediately after the race. We kindly thank the above volunteers for giving their time and effort to make this possible. 

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