People of all ages and fitness levels descended on Commercials Hurling Club to take part in the second Rás Ráth Cúil 5k. Olympian runner, John Treacy was on hand to preside over the event along with Cllr. Emer Higgins.

“Rás Ráth Cúil 5k was a huge success. It was a lovely bright sunny day and a great example of the community coming together in the spirit of wellness and culture. It was fantastic hearing so many families using their cúpla focail. Exercise is so beneficial for people of all ages and it’s great to see community initiatives encouraging people, particularly those who wouldn’t usually run, to lace-up and take on the challenge,” commented local Councillor, Emer Higgins.

“John Treacy was on hand to give out medals to all the runners and walkers. And Giggles the clown encouraged people to chat as Ghaeilge along the route. Commercials Hurling Club plays an important and positive role in our community and their committee is fantastic for promoting fitness, an Ghaeilge agus an cultúr. It was the first time my name made it onto a race t-shirt and it was great to see so many local businesses behind the initiative. A huge well done to Lorraine and her committee behind this positive community event,” said Cllr. Emer Higgins.

Caption: Commercials Chairman Donal, Ras organiser Lorraine, Olympian John Treacy and Cllr. Emer Higgins at the event.