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.

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