27 May 2022

Longford Royal canal run set for sixth annual event

Colm Reilly and Adolfo Garcia competing in the run in 2018 Picture: Shelley Corcoran

Colm Reilly and Adolfo Garcia competing in the run in 2018 Picture: Shelley Corcoran

The team of organisers behind the Royal Canal run in Longford have revealed that this year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30am to 6pm.

Those interested in participating can take part in an Ultra Marathon, a full marathon, a 10k, a half marathon or a full marathon for walkers.

The ultra marathon kicks off at 8:30am sharp, as does the full marathon for walkers, with the full marathon for runners from 10am and the half marathon from 11:15am. The 10k will commence from 10am sharp.

All participants in the sixth annual event will receive a t-shirt and medal for taking part, as well as water, gels and jellies throughout the course. There will also be refreshments following the completion of the race.

Also read: Festive fun at Longford's Goal Mile run

The event is AAI approved and is a chip timed event. You can register to take part at

Organisers said: “The Royal Canal Run is on the banks of the Royal Canal Longford. Longford is ideally located in the Midlands with easy access from all over the country.

“This is a flat fast run and great for a PB. It’s a 5.2 k loop which gives spectators a great view of the runners.”

For further information see or call 087-2241352.

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