21 Jun 2024



Countdown to race day!

The aim of this event is to raise enough money to be able to extend and enhance extra-curricular activities for our pupils at Scoil Naomh Lorcan, Omeath.

The 5K Run/Walk will be open to participants of all abilities.

The 5K route will start near The Long Woman's Grave, from there, participants will follow clear road directions that will lead them, along what is arguably the most scenic stretch of the Cooley Peninsula, down yes DOWN into Omeath village with a fast flat race to the finish line!!

Along the way both runners and walkers can breathe in, fill their lungs and embrace the natural beauty and capture the outstanding views across Carlingford Lough to Warrenpoint and beyond.

Don't miss out on this great event!!

Refreshments afterwards.

Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd Male/Female

Prizes for 1st O40 / O50 / O60 Male/Female

Chipped event for runners only

Must be at least 13yrs old on the day of the race to take part (runner)

Option to purchase T-Shirt on the day (subject to availability)

As legend has it at The Long Woman’s grave there lies a 7ft tall Spanish beauty, of the Royal line of Spain, who was swept off her feet and fell madly in love with a local man named Lorcan O Hanlon, the youngest son of the “Cean” or Chieftain of Omeath while he was trading in the Cadiz region of Spain.

Lorcan boasted of the vast land he had back home, and as folklore goes when his Spanish bride first set foot on his mountains in Omeath she became so overwhelmed with the place that she sadly suffered a heart attack and died!! and there she lies ever since that fateful day when Lorcan's heart was broken.

Enter the The Long Woman's 5K Run & Family Walk 2024

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for more information on this race, please fill out the form below or email us at [email protected].