Where to Run: September 17-27

Note: Races ordered by province – Leinster, Munster, Connacht, Ulster. Corrections/additions/flyers welcome. Please check start times and venues before traveling. Extended (provisional) fixture list at http://www.lindienaughton.blogspot.com

Tuesday September 18

LEINSTER

Caragh Celtic 5km Challenge, Mondello Park, Kildare, 7pm. Online entry €15 adult, €25 family. www.popupraces.ie

Thursday September 20

MUNSTER

The Rock Run/Walk 5km, Scoil Chriost Ri, Ennis, Co Clare, 6.30pm. www.runireland.com

Saturday September 22- Sunday September 23

CONNACHT

The Atlantic Series Challenge, Co Mayo. http://atlanticseries.ie

Saturday September 22

LEINSTER

SSE Airtricity Race Series Dublin Half Marathon, Phoenix Park, 9am. Entry €20. Cut-off time 3 hrs 15 mins. www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie

Stephen Carroll/Captain Mark Duffy 4-Mile, Co Louth, 6.30pm. AI Permit. C: Fintan Reilly 086 4134482.

Moone 5km fun run/walk, Moone, Co Kildare, 11am. Online entry €10.69. www.popupraces.ie

MUNSTER

Kerry Crusaders Listowel Endurance Festival 14-hour, 12-hour, 6-hour, 3-hour. 12 noon. www.myrunresults.com

Louisburgh Clew Bay Half Marathon/10km, 11am. Online entry €37.42/€21.39. www.popupraces.ie

Castlegar Open Cross-Country, Merlin Woods City Park, Doughiska, Co Galway, 12 noon. AI Permit. Women’s 4km. 230; men’s 6km, 3pm. Prizes sen, masters. Also 2km short course C-C and 4x500m for seniors and juveniles; from 12 noon. Entry €10 adult; €12 juvenile teams. Cash prizes individual/team. C: Sean McDermott 087 2803980; Facebook.

ULSTER

Orla’s Memorial Run/Walk, Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, 2pm. Donegal Grand Prix Rd 63. C: Sinead 087 9932988.

Garrison 10km/5km, Devenish St Mary’s GAA Grounds, 12 noon. ANI Permit. C: Brendan Gallagher 07709856112

Causeway Coast Ultra (40 miles), Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and challenge walk, Portballintrae. Starts from 7.15 (ultra) to 10.30am (10km/walk). Entry fees from £27.to £57.50. www.26extreme.com

Gaelforce North Adventure Races, Glenveigh, Letterkenny, Co Dongeal, 7am. 64km and 45km options; run, cycle, kayak. www.gaelforceevents.com

PARKRUN 5kms – Saturday mornings, 9.30am. Entry free.

Republic (reg at www.parkrun.ie) – Dublin: Ardgillan, Brickfields, Bushy Park, Cabinteely, Corkagh, Darndale, Donabate, Fairview, Fr Collins Park, Griffeen, Hartstown, Malahide, Marlay, Poolbeg, Poppintree, Porterstown, River Valley (Swords), Shanganagh, St Anne’s, Tolka Park, Tymon, Waterstown.

Leinster: Athlone, Avondale Forest (Rathdrum), Carlow Town, Castletown, Dundalk, Gorey, Johnstown, Kilkenny, Longford, Mountlucas, Mullingar, Naas, Navan, New Ross, Oldbridge Drogheda, Portumna, Russborough, Tullow, Vicarstown

Munster:  Ballincollig, Bere Island, Castle Demesne (Macroom), Castlehaven, Clariford (Killaloe), Clonakility, Clonmel, Glengarrif, Inch Beah, Killarney, Lees Road (Ennis), Limerick, Listowel, Newcastle West, Templemore, Tralee, Tramore, Vandeleur (Kilrush).

Connacht: Ballina, Castlebar, Castlerea, Claremorris, Erris (Belmullet), Knocknacarra (Galway), Lough Key (Boyle), Oranmore, Oughterard, Sligo, Westport

Ulster: Buncrana, Castleblayney, Cootehill, Dungloe, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Monaghan Town.

NI (www.parkrun.co.uk) – Belfast: Colin Glen, Falls Road, Ormeau Park, Queen’s, Stormont, Waterworks Park,Victoria Park. Others: Blackburn Park Limavady; Carnfunnock Park Larne; Carrickfergus; Castlewellan; Citypark Craigavon; Derry City Centre; East Strand Beach, Portrush; Ecos Ballymena; Enniskillen; Loughshore Park Antrim; MUSA Cookstown; Palace Demesne Armagh; Parkway Comber;  Rostrevor; Valley LC Newtownabbey;  Wallace Park Lisburn; Ward Park Bangor

Sunday September 23

LEINSTER

Star of the Sea Cross-Country, Stamullen, Co Meath, 11am. AI Permit. C: Brendan Meade 087 2533113.

Break for the Border Carlow to Wicklow 10km/5km, Hacketstown, 12 noon. Online entry €16.04/ €10.69. Prizes, medals. www.popupraces.ie.

Mount Lucas 5km, Co Offaly, 12 noon. AI Permit. C: Brendan Donagher 086 8209259.

Orienteering: Clarabeg, Co Wicklow, 11am-1pm. www.orienteering,ie

MUNSTER

Kerry Foods Charleville International Half Marathon, Co Cork, 10am. AI Permit. 2 hrs 30mins time limit; special elite athlete places (sub-70 mins men, sub-80 mins women). Entry €40 to Aug 30; late entry €45 to Sept 20; plus €5 online transaction fee. Not for profit race. Limit 1,400. Cash prizes top 8 M/F; also age category prizes. www.charlevillehalf.com

ULSTER

Deep River Rock Belfast Half Marathon, Ormeau Park, 9am. ANI Permit. Entry £29.50 unreg athlete; £27.50 reg athlete (ANI/AI). Cash prizes senior, masters; £500 race winners £150 first wheelchair. www.belfastcitymarathon.com

Lifford Strabane ‘10’. 10am. Donegal Grand Prix Rd 64 (final rd) . C: Brendan 086 0489377.

McGrady Junior Cross-Country Race 1, Castlewellan Forest Park, 1pm. C: Pauline McCauley 07803203650; juniors@newcastleac.org.

JUNIOR PARKRUN 2km, 9.30am

ROI – Dublin: Albert Park, Balbriggan,  Deerpark (Mount Merrion),  Holywell (Swords), Marlay Park, Rush,  St Anne’s Park. Leinster: Bray, Longford, Vicarstown. Munster: Tralee; Shelbourne Park, Limerick.  Connacht: Ballina, Oranmore

NI – Bangor, Belfast Victoria, Comber, Derry City, Jordanstown, Larne, Lurgan Magherafelt, Moira, Ormeau, Portrush, Waterworks.

Tuesday September 25

LEINSTER

Athletics Ireland Paced Miles, Santry, 7pm. Series of paced runs from 12 minute to five minute miles; warm-up 7.45pm. www.myrunresults.com

Women’s Aid 5km Purple Run, Sandymount Strand, Dublin,7.30pm. Entry €25; t-shirt and raffle entry. Reg Clanna Gael Fontenoy clubhouse. Entry €25 adult, €10 U15 (must be accompanied). www.popupraces.ie

IP Telecom Dublin Night Run 5km/10km, Park West business park, 9.20pm. Entry €20; 1,000 limit. www.rundublin.com

Wicklow Schools Invitational Cross-Country Relays, Avondale, 10.30am. AI permit. Primary and post primary schools races. C: Noreen O’Reilly 087 2330403.

ULSTER

Finn Valley Primary Schools Cross-Country, Stranorlar, 11.15am. U19-U13 boys and girls. Prizes first 8; 3 teams. Entry €3 per child. C: Patsy McGonagle 087 2226112

Wednesday September 26

LEINSTER

Westmeath Schools Cross-Country.

Thursday September 27

LEINSTER

Spirit Sandyford 5km, 7.30pm. AI Permit. Online entry €107 (teams of 4);individual entry €26.70. Prizes individuals, corporate teams of four. www.dsd.com

Age Action Sunset 5km, Sandymount Strand, Dublin. 7pm. Www.runireland.com

Leinster Schools Combined Events Championships, Abbotstown, 10am. www.athleticsireland.ie

Dublin Schools 1st/2nd year Cross-Country Championships, Papal Cross, Phoenix Park,  11am. C: Kieran Gallagher 087 6225450.

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