Battle of Clontarf Brian Boru 10 Mile Race, All fitness levels welcome!

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As part of Dublin City Council’s Battle of Clontarf Festival this Easter Weekend, the City Council in partnership with Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club are hosting a 10 mile race in St. Anne’s Park on Easter Monday morning at 10a.m.  The festival is a commemoration and celebration of Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf one thousand years ago in 1014 and is just one part of a wider national programme of events in 2014.

The race will incorporate the Leinster 10 Mile Championship and will attract most of Ireland’s top distance runners including the newly crowned Irish Cross Country Champion and Clontarf resident Mick Clohisey.  Also taking part are Dublin City Marathon Champion Maria McCambridge, Irish Universities Champion Maria O’Sullivan and this year’s AXA Raheny 5 Mile winners Mark Christie and Mary Cullen.  While the race will include serious athletes, this run will also cater for and encourage moderate runners, joggers and walkers.  Every finisher will receive a special commemorative Battle of Clontarf 10” plaque and a goody bag.

Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn said “I am delighted to announce this exciting 10 mile race commemorating Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf in the appropriate setting of St. Anne’s Park, Raheny.  One thousand years on from the Battle of Clontarf, Dublin City Council and Raheny Shamrock AC are staging this 10 mile run to commemorate our heritage whilst promoting sport and health in our communities. The race will cater for all fitness levels and will be an exciting finish to the Battle of Clontarf Viking Festival taking place over the Easter weekend in the park.  Get registering!”
To register for the race go to
For further information contact:
Jim Kelly, Dublin City Council:

Pat Hopper, Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office: T. (01) 222 2170,
Notes to the Editor:
The race will start and finish on the Main Avenue in St Anne’s Park. The course also takes in the beautiful settings and paths of St Annes Park and proceeds along some of the Clontarf Roads in the immediate vicinity of the park.  Chip timing will be used to accurately measure the finishing time of all competitors.
There will be prizes for the first 6 men and women finishers as well as the top master in all the age group categories. Leinster Championship medals will be presented to the first 3 seniors and the first 3 in all the age group categories. Team medals will also be presented to the top 3 clubs in the Senior and Master competitions.
For details on the Battle of Clontarf Festival and national programme of events see,,