Preview of the 49th EirGrid Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race
The 49th EirGrid Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race & Fun Run takes place on Sunday 25th March 2018 at 3pm. The race over the classic 4-mile distance is a landmark event on the Irish road racing calendar, attracting an entry of almost 1,000 runners in 2017. The course offers great potential for athletes to target a fast time and also allows supporters to provide plenty of encouragement along the way with athletes crossing the village 3 times en-route.
The race attracts a top field, with last years event won by Mick Clohisey (Raheny AC) in a time of 18:46. In the women’s race Ciara Durkan (Skerries AC) stormed to victory in a time of 22:06.
The day’s programme includes boys’ and girls’ races in the following age groups:
Age 9 and Under: 600m 2.00pm (start adjacent to 4 mile start)
Age 12 and Under: 800m 2.15pm (start adjacent to 4 mile start)
Age 15 and Under: 1 mile 2:30pm (start adjacent to secondary school)
Entry for these events is just €2, payable at the start line on the day. Every finisher will receive a souvenir medal.
Cash prizes of €400 for the first man and woman home, and a €250 bonus for anyone who breaks the men’s (18.09) and women’s (20.00) course records, currently held by Glynn Thomas (Coventry Godiva Harriers) and Rosemary Ryan (Bilboa AC).
Men: First 6 Seniors; First 3 O/40, O/45, O/50, O/55, O/60; First 2 O/65, O/70; First 3 Juniors U19; First 4 Club Teams (4 to score)
Women: First 6 Seniors; First 3 O/40, O/45, O/50, 0/55, 0/60; First 2 O/65, O/70; First 3 Juniors U19; First 4 Club Teams (4 to score).
Colman Jarrett Cup: Awarded to the first Dunboyne AC athlete home
Features This Year include…
Like its name suggests, it’s a mile where you can put the foot down and see what you can do. And what better mile to do this than in Mile 4. Entrants must use Strava to take part and there is a Dunboyne 4-mile segment on Strava. There will be prizes for both men and women. Main prize winners will be excluded from the Flying Mile prizes.
Corporate Team Challenge
Get your team organised for the #dunboyne4mile corporate team challenge – four to a team and see if you’ll bring the Glory Trophy to the office or the staffroom!
Do you want to challenge yourself to a goal pace this year? Dunboyne AC 4 mile have made this easy for you by providing Race Pacers for 26, 30, 32, 35, 40 & 45 minutes targets. Look out for coloured balloons at Start-line.
3 Race Package
This year the organisers are offering entry to the Dunboyne 4 Mile, Clonee 10K (29th June) & Carton Trail Race (27th July) for €40, a saving of €10 if you are interested in participating in all 3 events. The Clonee 10K & Carton Trail Race are mid-week evening races in the Summer.
Online entry is now open. Online entry is €20 per adult and entry on the day is €25 per adult. Entry includes a wonderful 52 week running diary and a great newly designed technical t-shirt, exclusive to Dunboyne 4 mile entrants. Entry also includes chip timing and post-race refreshments. Any profits from the event will go to Dunboyne Athletic Club.