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Big turnout expected for Dash at Dark

More than 700 youngsters are expected to take part in the Dash at Dark races at the National Sports Centre's North Field tomorrow.

The popular event has been held annually for more than 30 years and features races over a variety of distances for youngsters aged between four and 12. The youngest competitors are those aged four and five, who race over 400 metres. The next age division, for six and seven-year-olds, is run over 800 metres.

The top two age groups, for those aged eight and nine, and those between 10 and 12-years-old, run a full mile.

The event is organised by the MAAC Juniors Running Club. All runners will receive a Dash at Dark kit bag, a participation medal and glow sticks. There are prizes for winners and medals and ribbons for the first five in each category.

Entries can be made online at www.racedayworld.com or at The Pro Shop, on Reid Street. Number pick-up is at The Pro Shop on Thursday between 10am and 4.30pm.

Race timing chips will be worn by competitors, who are asked to arrive early for the races, which will start at 6.30pm on Friday.

Youngsters competing in last year's Dash at Dark races. The annual event for young athletes aged between four and 12 returns this Friday at the National Sports Centre's North Field.

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Published March 06, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated March 05, 2014 at 11:29 pm)

Big turnout expected for Dash at Dark

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