As the Beach Bog Run 2014 approaches, event organisers are putting the finishing touches to the course where runners and adventure enthusiasts are preparing to participate in one of the most exciting challenges the sunny South East has to offer. The Beach Bog Run will take place in coastal village of Castletown, Gorey, Co. Wexford on Saturday April 12th. Previous race entrant, former Irish rugby international Shane Byrne ,takes the baton from RTE’s Joe Duffy and will oversee proceedings on the day.
Now in its third year, the Beach Bog Run will cover a range of natural terrain and man made obstacles over a distance of 6km or 10km. Stamina and endurance will be put to the test as the runners cross over muddy bogs and wet territory. Forest ,road and one of North Wexford’s finest beaches make up the remainder of the course before participants return to Castletown GAA grounds to cross the finish line.
Speaking about the race, Organising Committee Member and 2013 entrant, Marcella O’Shaughnessy said “The Beach Bog Run will certainly test your fitness and endurance and there are few better feelings than completing this course. What’s different with the beach bog run is that it a boutique event , on a gorgeous beach , under an hour from Dublin. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it as a great day out with friends for anyone with an interest in the outdoors and a sense of humour!”
The race organisers are expecting a large crowd to descend on Castletown for the weekend, with the success of the previous event , being part of the Gathering and having attracted challengers from as far as the UK. The event has being going from strength to strength giving visitors even more of a reason to visit and enjoy a trip to Wexford in the run up to the Easter holidays.
The online registration fee is €25, which includes a race t shirt ,car parking, transport to the start line and post-race hot drinks. Late Registration will be open on the day from 10am and the race will start at1pm. The event is organised by a community committee on a non profit basis with funds generated from the event being donated to the underage development of Castletown’s GAA club.