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Big Changes at 3 Counties Challenge


New Race and Venue for Carrick AC Series Carrick on Suir A.C.’s 3 Counties Challenge has firmly established itself in the South East Running Calendar since its inception in 2007, with the series growing from a single race with 100 runners to last year’s successful 4 race series with close on a thousand participants. One of the keys to their success has been the clubs ability to change and improve the series, and 2013 will continue that trend with a new race (Now making the 3 Counties challenge a 5 Race series), a new venue and some new sponsors.

So Mark your diary with the following dates:- Race 1 :- Friday April 26th Faugheen 5Km Roadrace @ 7.30 p.m. Faugheen ,Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary ( a New Flat face course in our series) Race 2 :- Friday May 10th O’Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial Portlaw 5 Mile Roadrace @ 7.30 p.m. Portlaw, Co Waterford (Superb 5 Mile course now added to the series) Race 3 :- Friday June 7th Carraig Hotel "Deadmans 5" Mile Roadrace @ 7:30 p.m. Carrick on Suir Co.Tipperary Race 4:- Friday July 12th Autopower Rathgormack 5 Mile Roadrace @ 7:30 p.m. Rathgormack Co. Waterford Race 5 :- Friday August 2nd Morris Oil Piltown 10 Km Roadrace @ 7:30 p.m. Piltown Co. Kilkenny As ever, all our races are A.A.I. permitted , accurately measured and properly stewarded. The club is delighted to welcome back local specialist running store Outfield Sports of Carrick on Suir as the Series sponsor for the Seventh year (now promoting its new website,hence the outfieldsports.ie 3 Counties Challenge), and is delighted that International Sports Brand Adidas are also involved as title sponsors. We are very grateful to our sponsors for their continued support and it is great to see the same names supporting our series year after year The Prize fund for the series will be in excess of €10,000, with €200 First prize for the Men’s and Women’s Races and Prizes in all the usual age categories. There will also be a Team Prize at each race as well as spot prizes all the way down the field. There will also be a race souvenir for anyone running 4 out of 5 Races, as well as a €25 Voucher for Adidas Running Footwear at Outfield Sports. Pre Entry can be done at www.runireland.com , and up to date information will be available on the club website at www.carrickroadrunners.ie and on our club Facebook page. Looking Forward to meeting all our friends over the summer in the Sunny South East