Get ready to Jog for Jockeys in Naas

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Conor McHugh

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Conor McHugh

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Get read to Jog for Jockeys in Naas

Denis Linehan, Johnny Murtagh, Mate Szesztras and Sean Bird. Photo: Inpho Photography

With just over one week to go, the countdown is on for Jog for Jockeys.  

Join multiple winning jockey-turned-racehorse trainer, Johnny Murtagh, along with a host of well-known jockeys and trainers next Sunday, August 27, to walk, jog or run the 5km or 10km routes at the unique setting of Naas’ racetrack, with its challenging uphill finish.

Register now at www.jogforjockeys.ie, online. The advance entry costs €20 and all runners who pre-register online will receive a race t-shirt and be provided with timing chips to record accurate race times. Entry on the day will be €25, while a team of five is €100, with the three best times to count.

All children can take part free of charge but there is a €10 fee for children who would like a T-shirt and a timing chip.

There is also a prize for the winning ‘equine team’ – a team comprising racing yards, vets or any equine-related business across Ireland.

Irish Injured Jockeys is delighted that K-Leisure, Ireland's premier fitness clubs, are sponsoring the Jog for Jockeys T-shirts and the race warm-up with current Irish national elite 57kg boxing champion Dervla Duffy.

Start time for 10km run is 11am and the 5km runners will begin at 11:05am.

Michael Higgins, General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys said: “With just a week to go, I’d urge as many runners and walkers to register for the 5km or 10km at www.jogforjockeys.ie. It’s a great opportunity to walk, jog or run around the track at Naas Racecourse and meet lots of racing stars along the routes. We had a great turnout last year and we’re hoping for even more support this year.”