This year’s event will take place at 12:30pm on Sunday the 7th of September.
The course, same as last year, has been officially measured by Athletics Ireland and is part of the Donegal Athletic Board Grand Prix.
Growing steadily in popularity, 2014 promises to be the biggest and best yet.
The event was renamed in 2011 and The McGuinness family from Ard Patrick in Glenties are delighted that Charles, their son and brother will be remembered in this way every year.
It is a small tribute to a young man taken from this life in 1985 at the age of just 16, a young man whose athletic fervour for football, cycling and running to name just a few sports has left memories that will continue to inspire those who remember.
Indeed when Charles last ran the original race in the 80’s he came home first with brother, Jim in second.
It’s just our way of saluting someone who was even crazier about physical fitness and competition than we are.
The route will see the participants start about 500 metres out the Station Road (Fintown/Letterkenny side), then travel into and up the Main Street, out the Ardara road for a kilometre before turning left into the wonderfully scenic, Meenahalla.
From here you continue along the southern flank of The Big Glen of Glenties onwards over The Navy Poet, Patrick MacGill’s “Braes of old Strasala” before dropping down to follow the northern flank of the glen back down into town, with a finish on the bridge.Tags: