Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

The Great Rossa Run

Ardboe Parish Hall

09 July 2017 » 09 July 2017

Race start time: 10am

Online Entry

The Great Rossa Run now in its 4th year has distances to cater for all types of runners with a Half Marathon, 10k and a 5k run. This year it will kick into action on the Sunday the 9th July at 10.00am.  Attracting over 500 running entrants in the previous year the event is expected to increase in size yet again and this year the organisers are gearing up for in excess of 600 participants. In parallel to the timed runs there will be a 5k fun run/walk for families and local primary schools who wish to take part. All routes have been subject to professional measurement and are an accredited  “Athletics NI Certified Course”. 

Collection of pre-registered race numbers will be in Ardboe Parish Centre (1 Mullinahoe Road, Ardboe, Co Tyrone. BT71 5AT) on the morning of the run. The Parish Centre will be open from 7.30am on race morning with drop in entries taken between 8.00am - 9.30am for all the runs. Prices as follows:

Race                                                     Cost                                       Race Morning                   Start Time

1/2 Marathon                                       £19                                            £20                                      10am

10k                                                         £14                                            £15                                      10am

5k                                                           £9                                               £10                                      10am   

5k Fun Run/Walk                                 NA                                              £10                                      10.05am

Main Parking is available at the parish centre with an overflow at the local football field which is approximately 200 yards from the parish centre. Changing / showering facilities will be available in the changing rooms of the football clubhouse. High quality running t-shirt provided for all online entries - 200 available on race day for non-online applicants on a first come first served basis. Professional finish line on the day and opportunity to obtain quality finish line photos. Post race refreshments and free race rub will be provided at the Parish Centre following the runs.

Prize money of over £1,000 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female in all the runs. A proportion of each entry fee will be donated to local charities. All runs will have chipped timing and results will be uploaded to the NI Athletics and NI Running websites following the race. All competitors that complete the race will receive a special commemorative medal. The runs are ideally placed in the season for those training for the Dublin Marathon in October.

For further information please contact Shane Mallon on 07557447436 or via email