A big turnout is expected this Sunday in Danesfort for The Mile Marker Road Race.

Their was a good turnout at the recent launch ahead of Sunday’s event, and the race which was first held in 2018 has grown in popularity with big numbers attending each year.

This year sees the introduction of a new 5KM distance, along with the 5 and 10 Mile races that have been held since the first running of the event.

The Mile Dash is also back again this year for Primary School children, and families with all children that cross the line will get a medal along with an ice cream from Billy Brennan’s ice cream van.

The Mile Marker committee is made up of parents from St. Michaels National School and all money raised goes directly to St. Michaels National School in Danesfort.

Following the first two runnings of the event in 2018 and 2019, The National School were able to replace the windows to the rear of the school and give the children a new playground.

The family 1 Mile event will take place at 11:40am, with the main event kicking off at 12 noon, while there will be a fantastic tech top on offer for all participants.

Sunday’s event is sponsored by local man Philip Ireland of Philip Ireland Tyres, and for further information as to how to enter you can register on

It’s a busy period in Athletics with several events across the county and beyond.

The County Track and Field Championships were held at the Watershed over the past month, with a lot of those successful Athletes will be competing in The Leinster Championships over the next few weeks.

Just a few miles from Danesfort, Stoneyford staged their 15th running of their annual 5KM and 10KM challenge in May and their was a huge turnout with runners from across the South East region competing, while the Tullaroan Marathon took place last Saturday as it traditionally does on the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Meanwhile, St. Senans Athletic Club in Kilmacow are hosting their 2024 Summer Camp in the 1st week of July from Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th July in Kilmacow Sports Complex. Cost is 65 euro with 10 euro discount for additional child.The camp will be run by experienced coaches and it will be fun filled with plenty of activities for all.

The link to join and register is: For further information you can check out St. Senans Athletic Club page on Facebook or email

Finally, both Cliodhna Manning and Peter Lynch from The Kilkenny City Harriers Club are part of The Ireland Squad for The European Athletcis Championships in Rome that start today.Cliodhna is part of The 4 x 400 metre squad, and she will be hoping to be part of The squad for the upcoming Olympics in Paris, while Peter will run the 10,000 metres.

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