Eirgrid Dunboyne 10K

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Online Entry Closed – Enter on the Day from 10AM at Dunboyne Community Centre.

Full Race Day Details HERE.

(Participants must be 16 years or over to enter)

This local club race with a big race reputation has long been a landmark event on the Irish road racing calendar and that reputation looks sure to be retained in 2019. The 4 mile route has had a number of variations over the years, altered by the development of motorways and by-passes and now after a decade or so in its current configuration, for the 50th hosting of the event we emerge with a new 10km distance on an exciting new route.

The race will take participants on a flat left-handed route through the ‘Moor Of Meath’ starting and finishing in the village of Dunboyne thus offering great potential for athletes to target a fast time while also being an ideal event for anyone new to fitness, walking or running. The emphasis is, as always, on a fun day out in a friendly and safe environment. We trust that this new course and distance will be just as enjoyable while retaining Dunboyne AC reputation for organising great events and attracting top athletes.

Last year’s race with 700 participants included plenty of depth at the front of both the men and women’s races and saw 11 top athletes break 20 minutes over the 4-mile distance. We saw Peter Somba taking the win by only one second against Mick Clohisey with William Maunsell in third just two seconds later. Sean Hehir was fourth, three seconds later with Garry Campbell and Tomas Fitzpatrick not far behind. It provided such an exciting finish!

In the women’s race things were somewhat clearer with Donore Harriers Íde Nic Domhnaill twelve seconds ahead of Fiona Kehoe (Kilmore AC) and Ashley Ryan (Civil Service Harriers), both clocking the same time but Kehoe won by a nose in a hotly contested sprint to the finish.

Juvenile Races

The day’s programme includes boys’ and girls’ races in the following age groups:

  • Age 9 and Under: 600 metres
  • Age 12 and Under: 800 metres
  • Age 15 and Under: 1 mile

Course maps and start times are below. Entry for these events is just €2, payable at the start line on the day. Every finisher will receive a souvenir medal.

Prizes

  • Cash prizes of €400 for the first Man and first Woman
  • Prizes for both Male & Female in the following categories – First 6 Seniors; First 3 O/40, O/45, O/50, O/55, O/60; First 2 O/65, O/70; First 3 Juniors U19; First 4 Men’s Club Teams (4 to score); First 4 Women’s Club Teams (4 to score). (Teams must be from AAI registered clubs)
  • Colman Jarrett Cup: Awarded to the first Dunboyne AC athlete home
  • Club Participation Prize: A prize fund is on offer to the club who manages to being the highest number of participants to the race, so be sure that your members use the club name when registering

Pacers

Do you want to challenge yourself to a goal pace this year? Dunboyne AC have made this easy for you by providing Race Pacers for 40, 45, 50, 60, 70 minutes targets. Look out for the friendly gang with the colourful t-shirts & balloons at Start-line.

To Enter…

Entry on the day is €25 per adult. Entry includes a great newly designed technical t-shirt (exclusive to the first 1,000 entrants), chip timing, as well as post-race refreshments. Any profits from the event will go to Dunboyne Athletic Club. If you would like your number (or number and t-shirt) posted, please register by Thursday 21st March. Otherwise it can be collected in Dunboyne Community Centre the morning of the race.

3 Race Package

This year we are offering entry to the Dunboyne 10k (31st March), Clonee 10k (27th June) & Carton Trail Race (25th July) for €40 (+ transaction fee), a great saving if you are interested in participating in all 3 events. The Clonee 10K & Carton Trail Race are mid-week evening races in the Summer, with a great atmosphere and post-race refreshments. Both were a great success last year.

Thank You

Dunboyne AC would like to thank Eirgrid for being our title sponsor again this year. We would also like to thank in advance the great support we always get from our local business community, which is crucial to the success of the event. The smooth organisation of the race is dependent on a huge level of commitment and support from the local Civil Defence, An Garda Síochána; the race organising committee; the fantastic staff of Dunboyne Community Centre, who provide us with this facility every year; and the members and friends of Dunboyne AC who volunteer a huge amount of time to prepare and steward the course, take race entries, complete results, record the race and provide refreshments and musical entertainment, not to mention clean up after most of us have gone home. It is a real community event!

Technical t-shirt (exclusive to the first 1,000 entrants)

10K Course Map

Juvenile Races Course Map