The Celtic Media Lough Sheelin Challenge 2016 is the third annual 16 mile run/walk around the beautiful lake of Lough Sheelin.
The Lough Sheelin Challenge 16 mile and the NEW 10k races will take place on Saturday the 16th of April, and both races will start at The Crover House Hotel at 10am SHARP.
The 10k will Finish in Finea with all participants transported back to Crover House Hotel by bus, while the 16 mile race will finish back at Crover House Hotel where hot refreshments will be laid on for all.
Lough Sheelin is a renowned ﬁshing lake overlapping parts of Meath, Westmeath & Cavan. It is seven miles long and four miles across.
The Challenge is to run (or walk) around the lake taking in some of the ﬁnest scenery in the Lakelands and Northeast. The event is being hosted by two sporting organisations St Brigids Athletic club and St Brigids football club, based in Ballinacree who provide sporting facilities to the young and old from all three counties.
The course of sixteen miles around the lake is ideal for walkers joggers and aspiring marathon runners. It combines relatively ﬂ at sections to some challenging hills that oﬀ er magniﬁ cant views of the countryside. For the more leisurely participants there are four logical resting points, Finea, Crover, Mountnugent and an area near Ross Castle. The organisers have a dedicated group of members and volunteers to stewart the route, provide refreshments and the logistics of catering for the needs of many hundreds of walkers and runners. For serious runners looking forward to the Dublin City marathon two months the sixteen mile run is the ideal preparation. Locally however the runners from Cavan Meath and Westmeath will race to win the Challenge and “Claim Lough Sheelin” for their county.
Entry for both races are as follows:
Sheelin Challenge 16mile
Online Entry €23
On the Day €25
There will be a T-Shirt for the first 100 online entries for this race.
Sheelin Challenge 10K
Online Entry Adults €14
On the Day Adults €15
Online Entry Under 18 €7.50
On The Day Under 18 €8
There will be a Beanie Hat for the first 50 online entries in the 10k
The Crover House Hotel,
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