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Support for Clubs and Event Organisers


The most successful clubs, regardless of the sport, are those that offer their members and the broader sporting community professionally organised events at a reasonable price. These events are usually organised on a voluntary basis by the club committee so how can you minimise the work and maximise the impact? This step by step guide to organising a club event is a must read…

  • Choose a distance that will appeal to the majority of runners in your club and that doesn’t clash with another local club event.
  • The route is crucial – ideally find a route that does not require road closures. Check the proposed route with the local guards and get their support before you announce it.
  • Set a reasonable entry fee – assume that nothing will be sponsored.
  • Appoint a responsible leader for the following: Route planning and liaising with local council and Gardai, measurement and certification of the route, promotion of the event and entry system, registration and communication with participants, finish line, timing and results, on-course aid/water stations and medical assistance, parking and marshalling on course, post event clean up.
  • If it is a new event then a web page on runireland.com is the best way to get the message out there – your page is free and can be updated by you as often as you like. The 7% fee for taking on-line entry includes all the bank transaction charges and eliminates paperwork and admin for the organising committee. LArger more established events may decide to have their own web site and can use adverts on Runireland to draw traffic to their sites.

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