The Ronan Clarke Trail Run 2017
Mayo Roscommon Hospice is delighted to be joining forces with Killala GAA Club for the third annual Ronan Clarke Memorial Trail Run. The Ronan Clarke Memorial Trail Run takes place on July 23rd with registration opening at 10.30am at Killala Community Centre.
This event is in memory of a great GAA man, Ronan Clarke who behind the scenes was a real clubman; he served as club secretary for five years. In 2012, Ronan held six positions in the club including Vice-chairperson, registrar, divisional board officer, underage coach, assistant PRO and children's officer. Ronan coached underage teams for a number of years for Naomh Padraig, he took immense pride in fact many of the lads he had coached throughout the years went on to win the County B Minor title in 2013. Unfortunately, in 2013, Ronan got sick and after a yearlong battle with illness, Ronan passed away on the 29th May 2014. The Killala GAA club now wants to do something in memory of a very dear friend and the entire community of Killala would love this to be a memorable day. ‘Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is delighted to be associated with this very special event and are very hopeful that many GAA folk as well as locals and beyond will take on this challenge and do so for local palliative care services and in memory of Ronan’, says fundraiser with Mayo Roscommon Hospice Laurita Blewitt.
This will be the 3rd year of the Ronan Clarke road race in Killala.
The 10km Ronan Clarke road run and the 5km fun run/walk will take place on Sunday 23th July 2017 starting from Killala Community Centre with the registration starting at 10:30 AM and the race starts at 12 o clock. There will be lots prizes and presentations in each race for young and old.
Proceeds from the event, held in memory of a much-loved local community member Ronan Clarke, will go to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice and the Killala GAA Benevolent Fund.
This years special guest is Damien O' Reilly from RTE RADIO who will be in attendance to start the race and present the prizes.
RONAN CLARKE ROAD RUN DETAILS:
The registration open in Killala Community Centre from 10.30am. The races starts at 12 o clock.
There is Medals and cash prizes for winners in the
10K: €50 for 1ST, €30 for 2ND and €20 for 3RD,
plus medals, that’s for both female and male.
5K: €30 for 1ST and medal, and medals then for second and third
That's for both female and male.
U16 and U14 is medals only for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
both for girls and boys.
Members of Ronan’s local GAA club, Killala GAA will once again battle it out to win the Ronan Clarke Cup by being the first club member home on the 10km road race. Last year’s winner, Brian Ferguson, is preparing to hold the title but faces fierce competition.
Registration prices are as follow:
€30 for family
€20 for 10k
€10 for 5k
There is also a link to online registration
Afterwards, a delicious range of homemade treats and refreshments will be available courtesy of the Killala community.