Castlepollard 5k now part of Kia Leinster Series

The Castlepollard 5k road Race, organised by North Westmeath Athletic Club since 2002, is this year included in The KIA Race Series of nine races in the Leinster region (as race number eight).

It’s on Wednesday August 14 and online registration is now open at Pop Up Races Ireland.

The first 200 registrations will receive T-shirts, and the organisers plan to have prizes for the top six finishers, both male and female, and in seven masters categories from age over 35 to over 70.

There will also be prizes also for juniors, adult walkers, and for the U16s 2k challenge.

Ahead of the main event will be the U6, U8, U10 and U12 short races on the town Square (7.30pm).

Registrations will be taken from 6pm at Hotel Castlepollard, and after the event - which starts at 8pm - refreshments and prize giving are in the hotel.

Also known as The Tullynally Challenge, the Castlepollard 5k is a popular event, and this year’s prize fund is €2,000, plus two prizes (male and female) of €500 for runners who set course records.

If you need more details, contact Andy at 087 206 1081 or Martin at 086 336 5853.

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