Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

The Great Rossa Run 2018

Ardboe Parish Centre

08 July 2018 » 08 July 2018

Start Time: 10am

For more information please contact Shane Mallon on 07557447436, or alternatively via email:

Online Entry

The Great Rossa Run is now in its fifth year and has distances to cater for all types of runners with a Half Marathon, 10k and a 5k run. This year It will spring into action on Sunday the 8th July at 10.00am.  Attracting over 700 running entrants in the previous year the event is expected to increase in size yet again this year and the organisers are gearing up for in excess of 800 participants. In parallel to the timed runs there will be a 5k walk/fun run for families who wish to take part. All routes have been subject to professional measurement and are part of the accredited “Athletics NI Certified Course”.


Registration can be achieved via the NI Athletics Website ( 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 7.00am on race morning with drop in entries taken between 8.00am - 9.30am for all the runs. Prices as follows:


Race                                        Online       Race Morning             Start Time

½ Marathon                              £19                  £20                              10.00am

10k                                              £14                  £15                              10.00am

5k                                                £9                    £10                              10.00am


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 local football clubhouse. Free training t-shirt for all online entries - 400 available on race day for non-online applicants. Professional finish line on the day and opportunity to obtain finish line photos. Post race refreshments, Ice baths and free race rub will be provided at the Parish Centre following the runs.


Prize money of over £1,500 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female in the Open categories across the 3 runs and 1st and 2nd in the +45 and +55 in the Half Marathon and 10K runs. A proportion of each entry fee is being donated to three local charities. All runs will be professionally chipped timed. All competitors that complete the race will receive a special commemorative medal. The half marathon run is ideally placed in the running calendar for those training for the Dublin Marathon.

 If you feel up to the Loughshore Challenge then we hope to see you in Ardboe on Sunday the 8th July and if you have participated in the event previously we hope you will join us once again.