World athletics champion, Molly Scott, visits St. Joseph’s NS, to launch the 2018 Break for the Border 10km & 5km Race

Yes we are back and if possible, bigger and better!  World Athletics Champion, Molly Scott, launched the 3rd Annual Break for the Border – Carlow to Wicklow 10km & 5km race. This year’s race takes place 23rd September at 12.00 noon.

Molly Scott, one of Irelands finest young athletes is delighted once again to join the Break for the Border team as the race starts in her locality and she spent her early years running with Hacketstown Athletics Club. Molly has recently returned from the IAAF U20 World Championships, Finland, with a World Silver Medal.  She ran the first leg of the Irish women’s 4x100m relay team, and also competed at the 100m hurdles at this event where she made the semifinals. Pupils were delighted to meet Molly and speak to her about how she keeps fit and healthy.

St Joseph’s NS Principal, Doireann Hester comments, “We are thrilled with the response that we have had to our annual “Break for the Border” race this year. The local community, as always, has shown huge support for their local school in organising, volunteering, sponsoring and going to take part in the race. We welcome all runners, walkers and crawlers to Hacketstown on the 23rd of September and promise a great race and of course homemade refreshments afterwards.”

Organisers guarantee a professional timed and chipped event including supervised car park, bag drop, pre warm-up, water/refreshment stations, music throughout the race, all the homemade sandwiches and buns you can eat, a warm welcome and most importantly bling.  Pacers will help and support runners throughout the race. Customised Break for the Border medals will be presented to all participants across the line.  Check out our Facebook page “Break for the Border – Carlow to Wicklow 10km & 5km” to see the medals and the find out more about the race.   All funds raised from the event will go towards equipment for over 140 local children attending the school.
We will also be joined by members of Adrenaline Running Club, Tinahely Tri Club, St Laurence O’Tooles Athletics Club, Clonmore GAA, Rathvilly GAA, Knockananna GAA, Tullow Athletics & GAA, Baltinglass Fitness, Hacketstown Athletics and many more on September 23rd.

The race has created an amazing atmosphere amongst local business with over 30 companies from Hacketstown and the surrounding areas sponsoring the event – most of them agreeing to come along and take part in the race which will cater for professional runners, joggers, walkers and buggy pushers. Companies taking part include:

  • O’Reilly’s Petrol Station
  • Jo Browne
  • Butlers Organic Eggs
  • R Cullen Landscaping
  • Damien Cullen Agri Contractor
  • Paul Connolly Electrical
  • John Connolly Electrical
  • SuperValu
  • Bolands Bar
  • The Corner
  • Glanmore Foods
  • CJ Fallon
  • Steel & Spares
  • Ellis Well Drilling
  • Vestec
  • Donlan Motors
  • Moorhead Motors
  • Jim Connolly Motors
  • Kavanaghs Garage
  • Smith Groundworks & Civil Engineering Ltd.
  • Clonmore GAA
  • Hacketstown Community Games
  • Liffey Meats
  • Hair Affairs
  • Arthur Kennedy Chemist
  • Myers Transport
  • PJ Townsend Transport
  • R Whelan Agri Contractor
  • Woodside Garden Products
  • Monastill Engineering & Automation
  • Apple Tree Pre-School
  • Jackie’s Florist
  • Dunne Construction Ltd
  • Mick Smith Haulage & Sons Ltd
  • Lamberts Hardware

This is St. Joseph’s NS largest fundraiser and all profits raised will go towards support and equipment for the pupils in the school. We ask that all parents get involved and come out and support your school.
Pic– Molly Scott, World Athletics Champion pictured with St. Joseph’s NS pupil and Irish Athletics Champion (Gold U8 80m all Ireland final) William Myres and St. Jospeh’s NS Principal, Doireann Hester at the launch of the annual Break for the Border Carlow to Wicklow 10km & 5km race.

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