Tonabrucky Challenge goes on the road again for charity

Rahoon Newcastle Hurling Club will host the fouth annual Tonabrucky Challenge on Saturday June 7 at 6pm.

The 6 km road race, which is Athletics Association Ireland (AAI) certificated, will take place in the Rahoon area and will incorporate the famous Tonabrucky hill.

This year racegoers will be running, jogging and walking for OTRA- On The Road Again. The non-profit organisation promotes the self-sufficiency of people by engaging them in walking and running as a means of building confidence, strength and self esteem.

The club is calling on all runners, walkers and even strollers to take part on the day. The cost of entry is €20 for a runner/walker and €5 for a junior entrant.

"This is an event that will appeal to everyone. We are asking all runners and walkers from seasoned to beginners to take part. The 6km route will offer a challenge to everyone with a few good hills thrown into the course,” says race organiser Lisa Regan.

There will be prizes for the first man and the first woman, in addition to a Buggy Race so that parents can join in the fun with their young children and a junior Tonabrucky Challenge over 1km.

Registration will take place from 4pm in the clubhouse in Tonabrucky and the first 200 people who enter will get a souvenir customised T-shirt, sponsored by 37 West Café in Newcastle.

The run/walk section of the race will start at 6pm with Galway’s first Buggy Race starting at 6.10pm followed by the Junior Tonabrucky Challenge at 6.15pm. All parents with a buggy are invited to take part in this novel and fun activity.

After the race there will be a fully catered barbecue and refreshments.

Registration is now open at for more information check out or


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