Date set for Cooley Half Marathon

THE third annual Cooley Legends Half Marathon (21.1K (65% Off-Road)) and 10k, supporting Clogherhead Life Boat (RNLI) and Cross Cause will take place on Saturday April 21.

THE third annual Cooley Legends Half Marathon (21.1K (65% Off-Road)) and 10k, supporting Clogherhead Life Boat (RNLI) and Cross Cause will take place on Saturday April 21.

The race will be timed with the Chip-It timing system and sign-on takes place at Carlingford Sailing Club at 8am. The race starts at the Lumpers at 10am.

The off road half marathon offers participants a unique experience in the sport of long distance running. Set in the dramatic setting of the Cooley mountains with rugged landscape, the route goes from Jenkinstown, meanders along the Táin Trail, past bogs, hills, lakes, Slieve Foy, and finally over Goylin Pass for the welcome descent to the finish in Carlingford. The event will hopefully send people away with such a taste of Carlingford and all its highlights. Once again there is the shorter 10k run taking in the last 10k of the half marathon course.

The first senior man and woman will receive especially commissioned wood sculptured trophies. Other prizes on offer for the first three senior men and woman. Also, first men and woman over 40 and 50.

There will be an event ‘buff ’ for all starters with post race refreshments available at Dan’s Stonewall Cafe,