2005 Ras na hEireann USA to Take Place
14 March 2005
The 3rd annual Marathon Sports &
Mizuno Ras na hEireann U.S.A. 5Km "The Race of Ireland & U.S.A."
will be taking place on March 20, 2005, in Somerville, Massachusetts
- establishments in Davis Square, Teele Square, Magoun Square &
Union Square will be participating making this a true Somerville
city-wide St. Padraig's Day celebration that will include folks
traveling from Ireland and 11 states with the United States.
The weekend long celebration
includes a Race Exposition on Saturday March 19th at the VFW Geo.
Dilboy Post in Davis Square and a "Taste of Ireland" dinner Saturday
The "Taste of Ireland" dinner will
feature Bill Rodgers as our Guest Speaker along with Grand Marshall
Charlie Breagy who is the elite Runner Coordinator for our sister
race the Ras na hEireann International Cross-Country Race held every
year in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth, Ireland. The Celtic band DownDog
will be the evening's entertainment.
Bill Rodgers will be spending the
entire weekend of March 19th & 20th in Somerville, Massachusetts
making himself available for autographs and pictures and he will be
running his first ever organized Somerville road race. All are
welcome at the Race Exposition and "Taste of Ireland" dinner at the
VFW Geo. Dilboy Post
The Registration for runners and walkers is capped at 2000 and at
this time the event is 87% filled. Please see the web site for more
imnformation on volunteering or participating in the road race: