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Longford Sports Partnership and Longford Tourism launch August activities

Longford Sports Partnership and Longford Tourism launch August activities
Explore County Longford with running and walking trails and a new HER Outdoors Week

Press Release
25 July 2022

Longford Sports Partnership and Longford Tourism have launched several activities taking place throughout August, including a new Trail Running Series, the return of the Summer Walking Series and HER Outdoors Week.

Longford Trail Run Series 2022 offers a chance to explore and run in nature. The series will see a 5K run take place at 7.30pm on each Wednesday evening during the month of August. The runs will take place along the Royal Canal in Longford Town (3 August), in Corlea Bog (10 August), Derrycassin Woods (17 August) and Newcastle Woods (24 August). Registration is online via myrunresults.com. This activity is in association with Longford Athletics Club.

Summer Walking Series 2022 sees eight walks taking place at 6pm every Monday and Wednesday throughout August. Participants can join in for as many walks as they wish. However, those who complete all eight walks will receive a free Walking Trail Challenge t-shirt. Registration is free and can be done on Ticketrailor.com.

HER Outdoors Week with Sport Ireland hopes to inspire girls and women to embrace the outdoors, with many activities taking place, including kayaking, golf, archery and yoga. The week also aims to raise awareness of the benefits of being outside for physical and mental wellbeing. HER Outdoors Week takes place from 8-13 August. Register for free at tickettailor.com.

Longford County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Turlough McGovern encouraged everyone to get involved. “It is great that Longford people have so many activities on their doorstep, helped greatly by the investments the Council has made in County Longford’s outdoor recreational amenities. I encourage everyone to get involved, to make the most of the rest of the summer and to see County Longford in new ways.”

Longford County Council Chief Executive Paddy Mahon spoke on the importance of the work of the Council in helping people take part in new activities. “The Council, through the work of our Longford Sports Partnership and Longford Tourism, proudly promotes these excellent opportunities for people to prioritise their physical and mental health.”

Longford Sports Partnership Chairperson Tony Headon added, “The activities in store for August will get us all exploring the outdoors. Particularly, the new HER Outdoors Week will promote great activities for girls and women. The brand new Trail Run Series will give people interested in running a chance to meet likeminded people and see the many great trails on offer in County Longford. We also look forward to the return of the popular Summer Walking Series.”

For further information, check out Longfordsports.ie or follow Longford Sports Partnership on social media.

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All media queries should be directed to the Longford County Council Communications Officer via mediaenquiries@longfordcoco.ie or by calling 043 334 4217.