Entries are now open on RunIreland.com for the 14th annual Fields of Athenry 10k to be held as usual on St Stephen’s Day, at 11am.
The Fields of Athenry attracts more than 1,000 participants from all over the country and has become one of the most popular Christmas runs in the country.
This year, the race organisers have announced Run Ireland as title sponsor for 2015. RunIreland.com is Ireland’s largest online resource for activity events all over the country and covers running, walking, triathlon, duathlon, cycling and OCR events and will be influential in helping the race to grow its numbers even further this year.
‘The race is organised by runners for runners’, explains Race Director Jim Leahy, ‘The race always attracts an impressive elite field with the course record standing at 29.57, held by Gary Thornton from local club Galway City Harriers. The female course record is held by Teresa McGloin in 35:18. However as it takes place on St Stephen’s day, we pull out all the stops to make it a family occasion with a children’s race and lots of refreshments afterwards. Supporters are as much part of the day as the runners and the whole event is like a festive Christmas gathering’.
Tony Killarney, Athenry AC chairperson said, they are very excited about the partnership with Run Ireland.
“They bring expert marketing knowledge to our event and will ensure the race is even bigger and better this year. We are delighted to be able to continue our support of the Athenry Tidy Towns initiative through the race entry fee’.
For more information on The Fields of Athenry please contact Jim Leahy on 087 9214859 or book online now at Athenry10k.com