Will you rise to the Tonabrucky Challenge?

Rathun an Chaislean Nua Hurling club will host the third annual Tonabrucky Challenge on Saturday 8 June at 6pm. Now in its third year the run will this year aim to raise money for CRY, Croi and their hurling club.

The 6km road race which is Athletics Association Ireland (AAI) certificated will take place in the Rahoon area and will incorporate the famous Tonabrucky hill! The club is calling on all runners, walkers and even strollers to take part in the day which will be followed by a family fun evening. The cost of entry is €20 for a runner/walker and €5 for a junior entrant.

Race director Lisa Regan tells, "This is an event that will appeal to everyone. We are asking all runners and walkers from seasoned to beginners to take part. The 6km route will offer a challenge to everyone with a few good hills thrown into the course." There will be prizes for the First Fit for Life person home, the First Man and the First woman. There will also be a Buggy Race so that parents can join in the fun with their young children and a Junior Tonabrucky Challenge will be held over 1km!

Registration will take place from 5pm in the clubhouse in Tonabrucky and everyone who enters will get a souvenir t shirt. The run/walk section of the race will start at 6pm with Galway first Buggy Race starting at 6:10pm followed by the Junior Tonabrucky Challenge at 6:15pm. All parents with a buggy are invited to take part in this novel and fun activity.

After the race there will be a fully catered BBQ and refreshments whilst the fun kicks off on the pitch with wheel barrow races, long puc, egg and spoon races and several bouncing castles to keep all the family entertained!

For more information and to register online please log onto www.runireland.com or check out our facebook page (Tonabrucky Challenge 2013)



TONABRUCKY CHALLENGE: Pictures is Kenneth King Rahoon Newcastle Hurling Club, Catherine Keane Galway City Harriers, Lisa Regan Race Director and young hurlers from the Rahoon Newcastle Hurling Club.