Friday 15 December 2017

Athletics: Sink your teeth into Dracula cloak race

A unique road race -- the Bram Stoker Dracula Cloak Race 5km -- takes place on the Clontarf seafront at 4.0 on Saturday, October 22.

This novel event has one important stipulation: all participants are requested to wear a cloak.

There is an enticing prize fund too, with €500 and the title of Bram Stoker Cloak Race world champion to be collected by the first runner to cross the finish line.

There is also a €200 prize for the first woman -- again conditional on the winner wearing a cloak.

This is the second year of the novel and fun promotion created by Dennis McIntyre.

There is also a 2km event for children under 12. Participants in this event are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

"This is a very unique event -- a tribute to Bram Stoker who wrote the book 'Dracula' back in 1847," said McIntyre.

"Bram Stoker lived at The Cresent in Clontarf and he was a prolific writer of fiction. We are expecting a big entry in the race and there is more information on

Dennis McIntyre can be contacted at 086-2364829.

• Sunday's Limerick Women's Mini-Marathon starts at the University of Limerick -- 2.0 start time. Entries available online at www.limerickmini as well as at The Pery Hotel, Glentworth Street, Limerick, today and tomorrow from 11.0 to 5.0 and at UL on Saturday from 1.0 to 6.0. Late entries will also be taken on race day from 9.0 to 1.0.

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