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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Dungarvan 10 mile entries open on Wed 1st Dec 2021...

The John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile road race will be held at the start of February next year and now is the time to look at some key dates. Note that there is a limit of 3000 entries and the entry fee is €30.

Update 2nd Dec 2021: All 3000 entries are now gone. 

Back in late 2019, the 3000 entries for the 2020 race sold out in the space of 3-hours. 

This time around, entries for club runners opened on the 24th of November with entries opening for everyone on the 1st of December at 7am. Even with the extended club entry, it took around 27 hours to fill the event. 

Effectively it means that anyone that wants to do the Dungarvan 10 was able to enter regardless of whether they were a member of an athletics club or not.

To keep things in perspective, any race getting 3000 entries is really excellent. It's just that the level of demand is much lower than it was two years ago.

Reminder: Dungarvan 10 entries open 7am Wed 1st Dec.

Online ticket sales available between December 1st, 2021 at 7am

Entries -

For the latest links & info, check out the race page on the West Waterford AC website HERE

1) Wednesday 24th November 2021: Entries will open up ONLY to members of athletics clubs for one-week.

Back in 2019, the entries opened for everyone at the same time and all 3000 places sold out in about 3 hours.

2) Wednesday 1st December 2021: Entries will open up for EVERYONE until all 3000 places are gone.

The big unknown here is how many places will be available for non-club runners after a week.

3) Sunday 6th February 2022: Race day. Note the earlier start time of 11am as opposed to the traditional 1:30pm. 

Analysis: As outlined already, the big unknown in all this is how many of the 3000 entries will club runners take? 

With the pandemic going on for the best part of two years now, there was been a big drop in athletic club membership as there was very little point in being a member of a club when there was no training or races.

That being said, the Dungarvan 10mile race attracts runners from a huge catchment area including all of Munster and the south of Leinster. I'd expect a lot of the 3000 entries will be snapped up in the first week.

Even though the whole race scene has gone off the boil a bit, it seems likely that any interested club runner should get in fine in the first week and there are likely to be a lot of disappointed non-club runners a week later.

Remember that there will be a load of other 10-mile races and half-marathons coming up in March and April of 2022 so there is always Plan B.

Training Programme: For anyone interested, I will be starting a 12-week training programme on the 15th of November 2021. Info in this previous post HERE.

Statement from West Waterford AC... "30th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10

WE ARE BACK FOR 2022 ! As and from December 1st entries will open for the 30th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 6th 2022, with a new start time of 11am.

This race is a permitted A.A.I. event and this year we will open 1 week earlier on Wednesday 24th November to A.A.I. club members.  You just need your Life Membership number to enter.  Remaining places will then go on offer on the 1st December.

West Waterford Athletic Club are delighted to announce details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. 

The entry fee for this year’s race is €30. The race has grown year on year and is a pre-entry race which will close when 3,000 entries is reached. ( please note this race was full in a very short time last year ). 

All race numbers will be posted out the week prior to the event, and there will be strictly no entry on the day. The prize fund for 2022 is €6,000"


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