On Sunday the 23rd September, Loughrea Athletic Club will be holding its annual Grey Lake 10k Road Race. The race was due to take place on 30th September but the club decided to bring forward the race date so that athletes and their families could enjoy both the race and the All Ireland hurling replay which was scheduled for the same day.
Starting near the tennis club on the Gort road and finishing near St Brendan’s Cathedral on Barrack Street, the route comprises a lap of the famous Grey Lake.
Last year a huge crowd descended on Loughrea for this annual event which is growing from strength to strength. Loughrea AC is hoping for a strong turnout again for this year’s race. Every year the club is grateful for the participation from all the neighbouring clubs as well as the many locals who decide to take on the challenge of this famous lap.
The day has something for all the family with more than 500 children taking part in the junior fun run which sees children of all ages running the 1km route through the streets of Loughrea.
The Temperance Hall on Barrack St will be the race day headquarters:
The junior race starts at 1pm with the senior race under way at 1.30pm and entries will be taken on the day. The race is AAI approved and chip timing will be in operation.