The 10th annual Roscommon Community Challenge (2023) took place on Friday, March 3rd, from Roscommon Community Sports Park in Lisnamult. In excess of 250 people took part on the night.
Training for the event commenced back in January, a programme delivered by Roscommon Sports Partnership, led by lead coach Noel Feeley and his team: David Brady, Michael O’Donnell and Martin Hannon (communication officer).
When participants achieved their goal of completing their 5km or 10km challenge on the night it was a great achievement for them. Congratulations to all.
The success of the event would not be possible without the commitment and assistance of the wider community, including businesses. The Challenge received overwhelming support from a variety of groups and businesses.
The Community Challenge team wish to express their sincere gratitude to the following: the Roscommon Sports Partnership (Noel Feeley and his entire team); event organiser Jacqueline McCormack; Roscommon Community Sport Park for the use of their facilities; all the participants; Lisnamult residents; Roscommon Special Olympics; Roscommon Garda Station; the Roscommon businesses who supported the event; all groups who donated; the Roscommon People and Roscommon Herald; Roscommon Harriers; all the catering team (Kathleen Carr, Patricia, Caoimhe, Grant, Sophie, Monica, Paul McKenzie, Jane, Fiona, Clodagh, Lorraine, Rita, Martina and Sinead) who provided refreshments; Joe O’Brien and Willie Hegarty for further media coverage; DJ Ashe; all the Marshals; those involved with registration (Kathryn, Caroline, and Caomihe); the photographers; personal trainer Liam Hannon; Paula and Mary for water stations; Greenfields Childcare, Roscommon Community College, and Roscommon Gaels for use of facilities for car parking; and finally, Denis Naughten TD, Cllr Emer Kelly, Laura Fleming and Ciaráin Murtagh for their support video and messages.
The Community Challenge 2023 was a fantastic event, with a great atmosphere in a central location, an event that caters for all abilities and ages. We were truly fortunate with all the wonderful participants, and are gratefully indebted to all our volunteers. The Community Challenge is a true reflection of the community coming together to participate and volunteer in this annual event. Thanks again.
Looking forward to seeing you all again for Roscommon Community Challenge 2024!