The first ever Ros Run will take place on Sunday, April 2nd and will include three beautiful routes around the Roscommon countryside. The event will play host to a full marathon, half marathon and a 10Km run and is aimed at people over the age of 18.
The Ros Run is being organised by Jonathan Dolan and his partner Claire, who has completed over 80 marathons in the last four years. Claire is also a member of Marathon Club Ireland which boasts over 2,000 members.
Jonathan says the event will provide local runners with a new challenge.
“The majority of those are looking for new, well run, challenging and scenic routes. Many of those also want to run a marathon in every county in Ireland and Roscommon does not have this option for them,” he said.
Jonathon also confirmed that there has been a popular response to the event already: “I have had a huge response on Facebook and registrations have taken off with almost 100 people signed up to date. The closest running event was the flat line in Athlone a few years back, which was a 3/4 marathon event and a great success with up on 1,000 participants.”
Jonathan added that the event, which he believes will prosper over the next few years in Roscommon, would be extremely beneficial to the town as a whole as it would attract hundreds of participants as well as their supporters and families to the area.
For further information, check out the Facebook page, The Ros Run or log onto www.therosrun.com.