The Great Heath 10k run, organised by The Heath GAA club returns this Sunday, January 19, with Laois County Council now on board as race sponsors.
All runners are chip-timed, the route is closed to traffic and fully stewarded, with a water station at the halfway mark. There is hot and cold food afterwards, as well as free sports massage before and after the race. Shower facilities will also be available.
With almost 800 runners lining up last year, it is hoped that there will be an even bigger turnout this year. The race starts at 11am, so anyone registering on the morning is urged to get there early.
Online entry is already open through www.runireland.com, with entry set at €20, or €28 if you want a race t-shirt included.
Early booking for t-shirts is advised due to limited numbers. Prize money includes €250 for winners, €150 for second and €50 for third in both male and female categories.
Phone Michael Lenihan for further details on 087-7526681, or find more information on Facebook and Twitter.