Atmospheric night-time race through streets of historic island town A spooktacular new race will be held on the streets of Enniskillen this Halloween – and organisers are hoping to attract a monster crowd to join in the fun. The first-ever Enniskillen Spooktacular 5k Run is being staged on the night of Friday, October 28, starting at the Diamond at 7.30pm. Participants will make their way along a two and a half lap circuit of the town, before crossing the finish line back on the main street.
It’s expected a large crowd of runners of all abilities will come along and enjoy the race round the historic island town – and stay for the craic afterwards. The event is being staged by Enniskillen Running Club, and it’s hoped that it will become an annual highlight of the local racing calendar. The first 200 entries will receive specially commissioned beanie hats to mark the occasion and all participants will receive a medal. There will also be prizes for the first male and female runners across the line in the open, under-18 and over-40 categories. And members of the running club in fancy dress will be handing out treats to the younger spectators as well as to those coming across the line. Registration, prize-giving and post-race refreshments take place in Pat’s Bar in the centre of town. Online entries will be accepted at www.niathletics.org (follow the link to Fixtures). For postal entries or any queries contact the race organisers at [email protected]. To view the route and keep up to date with the latest race news you can log on to www.enniskillenrc.blogspot.com. Entry forms are available at M&S Tyres, Cornagrade Road, Enniskillen, and Salon Twenty2 at East Bridge Street, Enniskillen. Completed forms can be left at these addresses also. Race director Martin Dillon said the aim is that in the coming years the event will become a ‘must-do’. "We’d love to see a huge crowd taking part and their family and friends turning out to cheer them on. It promises to be a really special evening and one to remember for all those taking part," he added.