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A big entry is expected in the Mayo town of Kiltimagh on Saturday week for the inaugural 40k Race2Glory multi-adventure race.

Sign-on for Race2Glory will take place in the Cill Aodain Court Hotel on the Friday evening before the event between 6.30 and 9.0, and again on the Saturday morning between 9.0 and 11.30. It is important that all competitors present themselves at registration as this is where they will receive their race number, map and a Race2Glory Cooltex T-shirt.

The race will start at 1.0 at Kiltimagh GAA Park, incorporating three stages. The first stage will be a 10k mountain run which will bring competitors up a steep ascent of 850ft to Sliabh Cairn.

The second stage includes a 23k cycle and the third is a 7k run to the finish line in Kiltimagh's Market Square.

Contact Race2Glory on 086 8539849 or email race2glory@gmail.com. There is also time to register for €45 at www.race2glory.com.

Entries are now closed for the National Lottery Irish Runner 5 Mile Road Race, which takes place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday week.

This first race in the National Lottery Race Series has received a record entry of over 6,000. Entries are still open for the other two races in the series -- the Frank Duffy 10 Mile on August 20 and the Half Marathon on September 17.

"Because we have had a huge demand for entries for the other races in the series, I must advise that early entry for the 10-mile race and the half marathon is the only guarantee of getting a race number," said race series director Jim Aughney. Online entry is available at www.dublinmarathon.ie.

Irish Independent