The 2016 Kenmare Bridge Run will be held on Saturday 26th March at 12:30pm. All race details are the same as 2015, just with an earlier start time. Race HQ will be open from 10am and online registrations can be made by following the link on the QR code below.
The 2015 Kenmare Bridge Run will be held on Saturday 4th April to coincide with Easter celebrations in Kenmare. As in 2014 is a 5km and 10km road race. The 5km race will start at the gates to Sheen Falls Lodge and transport will be provided to the start line. Race headquarters will be at the Community Centre on Shelbourne Street Kenmare and registration will take place from 12:00pm on the day with the races kicking off at 2pm. We are aiming to start the kids 1 mile race at 1pm. So give yourselves plenty of time to register. Email us or call Tessa on 0868781674 to enter. More details will be added as they become available. Below is the new route maps, showing 5km and 10km races.
Entry can be made online through runireland.com by clicking the following link.
The 2014 Kenmare Bridge Run was held on Saturday 8th February. For the first time there was a 5km and 10km event. The 5km race started at the gates to Sheen Falls Lodge and transport was provided to the start line. Despite the dreadful weather over 80 people entered the race and all got round safely!
On Saturday February 9th 2013, Kenmare Athletic Club hosted their second fund raising event. This year our chosen charities for the 1 mile Charity Fun Race for U18s were Fix Crumlin, The Brothers of Charity and Kenmare Special Needs Group. The 1 miler which started at 1pm and was run through Kenmare Golf Course and Reenagross Park was won by Laura Hallissey with Conor O’Brien from Sneem not far behind. All the participants received medals and refreshments after the race. Well done to all the boys and girls who contributed to this worthy cause.
2pm saw the start of the adults 10km race with 103 runners taking part this year. The race was won by Shane Simcox from Mallow AC in a time of 34:49. Arthur Fitzgerald from Farranfore was second and in third place was Willie Reidy from Riocht AC in Castleisland, who was also the first man over 40 to complete the race. For the ladies Maura Regan from Eagle AC was first in a time of 40:10 followed by Deirdre O’Leary from Star of The Laune in second place and Siobhan Daly from Riocht AC in 3rd place. First Kenmare man home was Robert Whyte and first Kenmare lady Joan O’Sullivan. Kenmare AC would like to say a special thank you to all our sponsors who contributed so generously (see list below) and to all who participated and helped out on the day. A full list of results is available here. For pictures of the main race click here. For pictures of the fun run click here.
AIB Bank, Agri Business, Bia Bia, Sean Daly & Co, Davitt’s, Dennison Design, Kenmare Bay Hotel, Kenmare Credit Union, EPS Water, Sean Finnegan Jeweller, The Forestry Company, Harrington’s Bakery, Brian Hickey, The Lansdowne Arms Hotel, John R McCarthy, Murphy Fruit & Veg, Murphy’s Super Valu, The Park Hotel, O’Sheas Fuji Film, O’Sullivan Ford, The Truffle Pig, The Turkish Barber, The Soundz of Muzic
The kids 1 mile charity run run will start at 1pm and follow the same course as last year – through the golf club and Reenagross Park. This year the proceeds will be split between 3 charities; Fix Crumlin, The Brothers of Charity who work with autistic children in the area, and the Kenmare Special Needs group.
Bridge Run 2012
Our first foray into road races on Saturday February 11th 2012 was a huge success with 190 adults taking part in the 10km race and 145 children entering the 1 mile charity fun run in aid of Ronald McDonald House.
George Waugh from Bandon won the mens’ race in a record (for now) time of 33:45. He was closely followed by Cathal O’Donovan from St Finbarr’s in 34:38 and Robert Purcell from Gneeveguilla in 35:23.
Kenmare’s Maureen Harrington was first woman over the line in 40:32. Second was Karina Teahan from St Finbarr’s in 41:15 and third Geraldine O’Shea, also from St Finbarr’s in 42:34.
A full results list is available here.
Prizes were also awarded for first Kenmare man and woman, men and women over 40, over 45 and over 50.