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Athletics News - Tuesday 14 Aug 2012

Rockford Race

Rockford Rooftile 4 Mile Road Race Tinryland AC Saturday August 25th

The 33rd running of this event sponsored by Dan Morrissey Ltd since
its inception which will be held at 5.30 pm in Tinryland village, Co.
Carlow on Saturday the 25th August. The organising committee have
continued the new revamped run which saw a record crowd last year
with all the usual very high standards being maintained with a few
bonuses. It promises to be a great day for all the family with proceedings beginning on race day at 5 pm with a
1 mile fun run event for all juveniles up to the age of 15.This is a fun event where all ages will start together in a
mass start and all finishers receive a medal. Following the juvenile run at 530pm the main run will commence. Last year a huge number of local runners / walkers and fit for life competed and raised a large amount of money for local charities and sporting organisations. After the race anyone who did not win an individual prize will be entered into a
draw free of charge and some lucky individuals will win one of these fantastic spot prizes. Up front the athletes will be catered for with Cash prizes in all usual Senior Male/Female and Masters Categories and Teams.

The course itself has been IAAF measured and is now an accurate 4 mile race. The course is a lap of the traditional parish of Tinryland and is among one of the fastest courses in the country especially the first mile which is downhill.
Post race activities include the famed refreshments where a wide selection of food will be available free of charge for all. Race video, presentations, spot prize draw and live music in the local GAA centre. So come along and enjoy a great atmosphere in Tinryland. Online entry is available with until August 23rd for only 10 (credit
charge included) or enter on the day for 15 on race day in the local parish hall. Race numbers will be
distributed on race day. If interested look us up on Facebook -Tinryland Road Race or contact Sean at 087 2509520 for more details. A mini Rockford will start at 5pm for all juveniles under the age of 15. This is a mile event and will be a mass start with juveniles of all ages competing against each other. This is a fun event with all juvenile finishers receiving medals. So come along and enjoy the last weekend of the summer holidays and enjoy our unique race where we
cater for runners and walkers of all abilities.

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