9th December 2023.
9th December 2023.
The Popular Rudolph Run 10k and 5k Road Race is back for 2023 on Saturday 9th December 12 noon at Eskra Community Centre, Co Tyrone. The annual festive event is organised by Knockmany Running Club and Eskra Community Association and is an established fixture in the local road racing calendar, last time attracting over 450 participants from across the country. All runners, walkers and families are very welcome to take up the challenge of the 10k or 5k route that traditionally kicks off the Christmas festivities.
There will be prize money available of over £1,600 including the usual vet category prizes in 10k race including O70. This year in the 5k race there are enhanced cash prizes for U18 & open male & female categories.
There will also be £100 Bonus prizes for setting a new record time over the 10k course in both male and female categories. The present record for the men’s race was set in 2019 by Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley AC) 31.24, Whilst Irish International Athlete Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) also stormed round the course in 2019 to set a course record of 34.15.
In the 5k event £50 will be rewarded for setting a new 5k course record for both Male and Female. The current fastest time for the 5k is 14.47 held by Raheny Shamrocks athlete Ciaran Kelly (Male) and 18.29 was set last year by local Irish International athlete Eimear McCarroll (Female).
Once again entrants will receive the famous Rudolph Run Beanie Hat!! The organisers would like to remind everyone to enter online at www.njuko.net/rudolph23 to ensure they receive the vital runner’s accessory for training in the winter months.
An Added feature for runners in the 10k race will be pacers with harness and pacing flags (40,45,50,55, 60 mins) to help anyone hoping to achieve target times in the 10k race.
The 10k team event grows in popularity each year with 5 runners who all must be from the same club and not mixed (male & female teams) with the best 4 times to count. With £100 prize for winning teams and 2nd & 3rd places prizes as well. Team registration is free.
As always, plenty of food and hot refreshments will be available afterwards.
For more information, see The Rudolph Run Facebook and Twitter pages.