The Celtic Media Lough Sheelin Challenge 2017 is the forth annual 16 mile run/walk around the beautiful lake of Lough Sheelin.
The Lough Sheelin Challenge 16 mile and the NEW 10k races will take place on Saturday the 22nd of April, and both races will start at 10am SHARP and finish at The Crover House Hotel.
The 10k will start in Mountnugent with all participants transported to the start line by busby bus, while the 16 mile race will start and finish at Crover House Hotel where hot refreshments will be laid on for all.
Lough Sheelin is a renowned ﬁshing lake overlapping parts of Meath, Westmeath & Cavan. It is seven miles long and four miles across.
The Challenge is to run (or walk) around the lake taking in some of the ﬁnest scenery in the Lakelands and Northeast. The event is being hosted by two sporting organisations St Brigids Athletic club and St Brigids football club, based in Ballinacree who provide sporting facilities to the young and old from all three counties.
Registration is now Closed for both races.
The course of sixteen miles around the lake is ideal for walkers joggers and aspiring marathon runners.
It combines relatively ﬂat sections to some challenging hills that offer magnificent views of the countryside. For the more leisurely participants there are four logical resting points, Finea, Crover, Mountnugent and an area near Ross Castle. The organisers have a dedicated group of members and volunteers to steward the route, provide refreshments and the logistics of catering for the needs of many hundreds of walkers and runners. For serious runners looking forward to the Dublin City marathon two months the sixteen mile run is the ideal preparation. Locally however the runners from Cavan Meath and Westmeath will race to win the Challenge and “Claim Lough Sheelin” for their county.
Crover House Hotel & Golf Club
Phone: (049) 854 0206