Clonmel To Host World Masters Mountain Running Championships

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The World Masters Mountain Running Championships 2022 has been officially launched and will be based in Clonmel this year.

The race starts at Raheen School beside Hillview Sports Club in Clonmel Town.

The event which is open to athletes aged 35 – 79 will take place on September 2nd – September 4th.

This is the 21st staging of the event and the first time the event will be held in Ireland.

There are nine age categories for both male and female athletes.

The Irish Mountain Running Association is to host the event and says they have endeavoured to provide a challenging and exciting course that ventures into the Comeragh Mountains.

The long route is 10.5 km in length and includes an ascent of 635 metres and a descent of 345 metres.

There is an open race over the same course on Sunday September 4th.

Full details can be found on www.wmmrch2022.ie/ .

The event is expected to be very beneficial to the location economy.

Cllr Andy Moloney has welcomed the announcement and the involvement of Cahir Comhaltas at the launch event.