Ireland’s most spectacular run/walk – the Runegal 10k returns for its third year on Saturday July 14th in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, starting at 2pm.
RUNEGAL 10k or the Horn Head Challenge – has built a reputation for being one of the more difficult but rewarding routes in the country, with the tough hills competing with the astonishing scenery of Horn Head to take your breath away.
It has a total ascent of 225 metres to the top of Horn Head giving you spectacular views as you start your descent for a fast final 5 kilometres.
The run is officially measured and affiliated by Athletics Ireland and each participant will receive an official race time. The aim of the event is to challenge runners and walkers and give you a change from the usual flat 10k races across the country. As well as that, participants can make a weekend of it and get to visit one of the most picturesque locations in Ireland.
Participants can run or walk the route and it’s all in aid of Donegal Hospice, while a welcoming family setting is expected at St. Michael’s GAA club of Dunfanaghy. RUNEGAL 10k starts and finishes at the GAA club with an after party planned for Patsy Dan’s at 7.30pm.
Registration for the event is €20 and there are 3 ways you can register:
– Online through www.runireland.com/events/runegal-10k
– In Centra, Dunfanaghy up to 9.30pm on Friday 13th July – just ask any member of staff
– On the day there will be registration from 9.30am until 1.30pm at St Michael’s GAA Club, Dunfanaghy.
For more information, you can check out the Runegal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/runegal10km or can watch a video of the spectacular route at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYvLn3UfGgo.