Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Notice...Kilmacthomas 4 mile road race - Sun 25th Feb 2018

This 4 mile race organised by West Waterford AC is coming up on Sunday the 25th of February 2018.

The race starts at 11am and costs €8 online or €10 on the day. Online entries HERE

Kilmacthomas is located half way between Waterford City and Dungarvan in Co.Waterford. The course for the race is shown below. It starts on the edge of the town and the first 2 miles are nearly all on a public road which will allow the field to thin out nicely. The last two miles are on the Waterford Greenway as it heads back towards Kilmacthomas.

The course is flat and fast so expect some good times.


The 16th Annual Kilmacthomas 4 mile. This is race number 4  in the Michael Roche Carpets series. Entries will be taken at the community hall Kilmacthomas at the top of the town with the entry fee being 8 Euro. Shower facilities will also be available in this hall after the event for both men and women. Presentation of prizes will take place in the Community hall where refreshments will be available to all.

More info from the organisers below...




After 15 years of unbroken sponsorship of the Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race by Bausch and Lomb, Waterford, A sponsorship that has raised more than €60,000 for Waterford Hospice in that space of time we are this week announcing a brand new sponsor and race distance for the event.

The organising committee feel with the popularity of the new Waterford Greenway that it has been decided to try and in cooperate this brilliant facility into the event from this year on. We have now picked a very nice 4 mile distance with a mix of public road and taking in a good part of the beautiful Greenway facility also. When looking for a new sponsor we only had to go a stone's throw up the village to O'Reillys Traditional butchers and Pa O'Reilly was a willing to come on board as our new sponsor. We thank Pa and the O'Reilly family for their willingness to get involved in this new venture with us. A new charity will also be the benefactors from the race as the local group Kilmacthomas Cardiac First Responder Scheme who are 24-7 in the area on call for all emergency's.

All this said we must very sincerely take the time to thank Bausch and Lomb who were such brilliant sponsors for so many years we are indebted to them for the success of this event overall the past 15 years and for the huge sum of money raised for a most worthy cause. Our race organisers in Kilmacthomas of course without whom the event would never have gone ahead any year Michael and Nicola Dee and all their long standing crew for their invaluable work over this period in organising this event, for us as a club, all we had to do each year was turn up and we were always rest assured that everything would be organised to the highest level. We are delighted that they will still be involved in this updated event as without their help going forward it would be difficult to keep the race alive. Finely in the thank you our thanks go to Kirwan's Bar in the village for having their bar available each year for teas and sandwiches and of course to all who supplied the food we thank you very much.

We are looking forward to seeing all our old friends out supporting this event and we hope to have many new friends come along also. The race will be held on Sunday February 25th at 11 am, and registration will be at the Community hall as will the presentation of prizes and the cuppa.

The categories are as follows:
MEN-1st 2nd and 3rd, 1st over 40, 45, 50 and 55
LADIES- 1st 2nd and 3rd, 1st over 35, 40, 45 and 50



Anonymous said...

From reading through this Post it is an enticingly beautiful looking Route. With the possibility of doing a PB at the same time makes for an excellent day out

John Desmond said...

It's a bit like the best of both worlds. Two miles on a public road to thin out the field nicely followed by two miles on the new Greenway. Maybe some locals are getting used to the Greenway but it really is a major draw for runners outside of Waterford.

Anonymous said...

The locals are very fortunate to have this Wonderful Amenity. It would be brilliant to see the Government get behind the others You have shown us are possible to achieve