- Graham Hyland
Flying a Kite! B-5 2018
For the first time since the inaugral event in 2015 the B-5 or Bettystown 5 Mile which is Sponsored by NSP will have it's own theme. "Flying a Kite'
This years event is on 17th July at 8pm in the village.
The Boy Flying the Kite statue is now a famous landmark in Bettystown Square, The bronze sculpture that was erected in 2004 was created by Jarlath Daly. Flying a Kite has become synonymous with Bettystown Square and the entrance to the beach.
The Flying a Kite theme will follow through the B-5 event and will be promimant in all media and advertising material.
The event is held in East Meath, right in the heart of this community is the beach so what better way to celebrate such a famous landmark than to incorporate it into our 2018 theme.
'Flying a Kite' will be the theme for 2018 but what about the future?
The 2018 B-5 Finisher Medal
Well there are calls to have a Voyager theme next year which is the statue in Laytown and the ladys finger for the future.
There really are so many very recognisable landmarks to choose from in future years.
One thing is for sure and that's that this year's event will again be an event for runners joggers and walkers that is organised by runners to suit everyone.
It's 5miles long and takes in the stunning environs of east meath. Previous years have huge success and the participants who have taken part in the past have all had very positive things to say about the event. We put that down to the volunteers who come out to support and run the event, from giving water, medals, making tea and coffee to directing traffic, the B-5 volunteers take enormous pride in their race and make it very a very special day for the runners.They are Cilles A.C. members and friends of the club which is a new developing running club in the community that has big plans for the future.
The Medal will support the theme and all finishers will receive one however the T-Shirts are Limited! We will have 300 t-shirts to give away and these will go to the first 300 people who register for the event.
The cost is €20 to enter as an individual and that comes with a Medal, but if you register early enough you will get a tshirt, Its chipped timed so you will get a accurate time for you run. If you register with a buddy you will get a buddy rate of €38 and for groups of 15 or more we will have a special rate of only €18pp. sandwiches cakes tea and coffee are provided after the event in the Laytown and Bettystiwn Golf Club. It really is a wonderful evening to be had and In terms of value for money it is actually incredible what this race has to offer.
There is over €2200 in prize money for the Speedies covering the first 6 finishers and 2 in the categories including team prizes, All for male and female. We even have a Junior category for U20s which we hope will encourage youths to participate and get running.