The fifth annual Ronan Clarke road races will take place in Killala on Sunday next, July 28. Funds raised from entries to the 10k run and 5k fun run and walk will go to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice and the Killala GAA Benevolent Fund.
The event is held in memory of a much-loved local community member, Ronan Clarke, and the special guest this year is former Mayo footballer David Brady, currently a pundit for Newstalk Radio, who will present the prizes.
The 10k and 5k will begin at 12pm from Killala Community Centre with the registration starting at 10.30am. There will be lots of prizes and presentations in each race for young and old.
Prize money for male and female in the 10k is €50 for first, €30 for second and €20 for third. Winner of the €5k gets €30, and there are medals for all the placed finishers, as well as medals for the top three in under-16, -14 and -12 girls and boys categories.
Members of Ronan’s local Killala GAA Club will once again battle it out to win the Ronan Clarke Cup by being the first club member home in the 10km road race. Last year’s winner, Enda Clarke (Ronan’s brother), will be looking to retain his crown but faces plenty of and fierce competition.
Registration prices are as follow: €30 for family, €20 for 10k, €10 for 5k.
Afterwards, a delicious range of homemade treats and refreshments will be available courtesy of the Killala community.