Over 650 runners for Roscommon Harriers’ road race this Saturday

The annual Roscommon Harriers ten-mile road race takes place this Saturday, starting at 11.30 am, returning after a two-year absence due to Covid.

Over 650 people have entered the race, including top Irish Olympians such as Mick Clohisey from Raheny Running Club in Dublin and Lizzie Lee from Leevale Running Club in Cork. The race is part of a National Race series, set up by Popup races and sponsored by KIA motors.

This Saturday’s race is the fifth in a seven-race series event, with €1000 in prize money up for grabs and a bonus €500 for breaking the course record. The record holders are Mick Clohisey (48:47) and Michelle Finn (58:47).

Teams and individuals from all over the country will be travelling to Roscommon on Saturday for this run, with all accommodation in Roscommon town booked out for the night. This is the largest mass participation event in Roscommon county this year.

Race HQ is at Hannon’s Hotel. The race starts at 11.30 am at the Oldwood estate, taking in Ballinagard, Turville and Mote Park environs, with some road closures in place on the day.

We would love to get as many people as possible out on the route to support the runners, so come on out to cheer them on!