Race Information

Headford 8k 2022

The Headford8k Charity Road Race is back on this year after a two-year break for reasons well known to all. The organisers are really looking forward to welcoming athletes of all abilities back to Headford for the race which takes place on Saturday the 9th July. This year will be the 16th running of the event. All the proceeds from the race go to local charities supporting people with intellectual disabilities. The race has raised over €50,000 since it began in 2006 and provides valuable additional funds to support people with disabilities in their own communities such as day services, family support and respite care. The Headford8k Charity Road Race are delighted to be able to give something back to the disability community and support this wonderful service for people with Disabilities and their families.
 
This year’s race takes place on Saturday 9th July at 7PM. There are race prizes in lots of categories – Junior Male & Female, Senior, Vet 40, Vet 50 and Vet 60. The race is fully insured, accurately measured and chip-timed. It’s open to athletes of all kinds and walkers are welcome. Online registration is now open thanks to nJuko and you can get more enter online here. The price of entry is €25 (incl. all fees) and there’s an early bird discounted entry fee of €20 (incl. all fees) up to the end of May so get your entry in early! Race entry fee includes a technical t-shirt for every entrant.

The base for this years event is at the GAA facilities in the town with parking and changing rooms available, map and more details on headford8k.com. There will be refreshments served after the race in the GAA clubhouse.
 
At the recent launch of the 2022 race, Eamon Walsh, race organiser commented – “It’s a very special event, and we are delighted to be able to hold the event this year after a two-year break. We are looking forward to welcoming back athletes of all ages and capabilities who support our event including all the club runners – it’s usually quite competitive! I think it’s a combination of the lovely atmosphere of the race both for participants and spectators and the fact that every penny of the proceeds goes back to the community, supporting people with intellectual disabilities. It’s also a lovely event for the town and people really enjoy it! We couldn’t do it without their support and we are very grateful for their continued support and of course our sponsors. Roll on 9th July!”

Click here for a link to a map of the course on MapMyRun.


Base Camp for this years event is same as last year at the GAA pitch, in Headford town on the Shrule Road (see map). Changing and shower facilities available.

Headford8k route map

You can also request a postal entry form and send by post. We would encourage you to register online or by postal entry, however you can also register on the evening from 5.30PM at the GAA pitch. Technical t-shirts for all entrants. Prizes and refreshments after race 8.30pm.

For more info call either:

Eamon 087 0931020

John 087 7989779

Chip Timing

This years event will again feature chip timing so you’ll have an accurate and efficient update on your time after the event!