Have you got what it takes for Longford's Cairn Hill Challenge?

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Cairn Hill

The clock is winding down to the 2019 Cairn Hill Challenge

The Cairn Hill challenge rolls into Longford again this year, but have you got what it takes?

The event is due to take place for the sixth time this year, after its maiden event in 2013 which proved a huge hit with locals. This year’s installment will take place on Sunday, May 5.

The Cairn Hill challenge, for those who are unaware, consists of a 10-mile and 10km road race, with the distance run down to each individuals choosing. The event, which is being run in association with local club Gaels United FC, will take place in Drumlish, starting at the Drumlish Community centre in the village.

Kicking off at 12:30pm on the day, the event is open to joggers and walking enthusiasts of all levels and there will also be a 5k family fun run/walk for the younger generations, as well as a family fun day from 2pm.

There will be medals for everyone who takes part in the challenge and for those who place in the top three, there will be trophies. Water will be provided at stations throughout all running/walking courses and the event is AAI measured.

Refreshments will be served following the completion of the race at the Drumlish Community centre and registration to take part takes place from 10am to 11:30am, again at the Drumlish community centre.

For further details on the event follow the team on Facebook by searching Cairn hill. You can register at www.popupraces.ie.
“Come join in the fun!” organisers urged.

The event is being run as part of The Big Hello initiative.