Shandrum AC's Annual 4 Mile Road Race Takes Centre Stage!

April 25, 2024

The excitement is palpable as runners and enthusiasts gear up for the much-anticipated Shandrum AC Annual 4 Mile Road Race in Newtownshandrum. Hosted by Shandrum Athletic Club, this event promises an evening of spirited competition, set against the backdrop of Newtownshandrum village. With the race kicking off in a matter of hours, here's everything you need to know about this thrilling race.

The race is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm, with participants gathering at the starting point above the village church. The route, a well-loved circular path, begins in the direction of Charleville. Runners will navigate through the scenic countryside, taking the second right and then the next left, eventually rejoining the main road leading back to Charleville. At the 2 Mile cross, a left turn leads them past Shandrum graveyard, looping back towards Newtown village. The race culminates in front of the Newtownshandrum GAA hall, where the finish line eagerly awaits the contenders.

For those who missed online registration, fear not! Walk-in registrations will be accommodated at the GAA hall from 6pm to 7pm on race day. Race numbers will also be available for collection during this time. Ample parking is available at both the Newtownshandrum GAA Complex and the nearby church car park, ensuring a hassle-free arrival for participants and spectators alike.

Timing for the event will be meticulously managed by Premier Timing Systems, ensuring accurate and reliable race results. Excitement builds as participants vie for prestigious cash prizes, with recognition awarded to the top three male and female finishers. Additionally, category prizes add an extra layer of competition, motivating runners to give their best performance on the track.

As the last runners cross the finish line, the festivities continue with refreshments awaiting everyone at the GAA hall. It's a time for participants to unwind, share stories of their race experiences, and bask in the supportive atmosphere created by the Shandrum AC and the local community. The club extends its gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and supporters for contributing to the success of this cherished event.

The Shandrum AC Annual 4 Mile Road Race is not just a test of speed and endurance; it's a celebration of athleticism, community spirit, and the joy of running. As runners lace up their shoes and spectators gather to cheer them on, the air is filled with anticipation and excitement. Here's to a memorable race day and a testament to the spirit of sportsmanship and unity that defines events like these.

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