Ballyskenach 5K Road Race: An Evening of Excitement and Athleticism

May 31, 2024

Ballyskenach Athletic Club, situated on the Offaly/Tipperary border, is set to host the much-anticipated fifth race in the Healthy Offaly 5K Race Series this evening. With its scenic route and competitive spirit, this promises to be a highlight for runners of all levels.

Participants in the Ballyskenach 5K will be treated to a unique and beautiful course that winds through the serene grounds of Mt. Saint Joseph’s Abbey. This location offers not only a visually appealing backdrop but also a fast and flat route, making it ideal for beginners, those looking to improve their running skills, and experienced runners chasing personal bests.

Last year, over 350 runners crossed the finish line, and this year’s event is expected to see even higher participation. The increasing number of entrants each year is a testament to the race’s reputation and the community’s enthusiasm for running.

Event Details

  • Online Registration: Closes at 3 PM today.
  • On-Site Registration: Available from 6:30 to 7:45 PM.
  • Race Start: 8 PM.

After the race, participants can look forward to refreshments served at Roscrea Rugby Club, providing an excellent opportunity for runners to relax, socialise, and celebrate their achievements.

The event will also feature the prestigious Monty Franks Perpetual Trophies, awarded to the first male and female club members to cross the finish line.

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or new to the sport, the Ballyskenach 5K promises a memorable experience.

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