Visitors at this year’s National Ploughing Championships will have the opportunity to take part in a 10km fun run.

The Plough On and Run 10k will take place at 11am, 22 September on the site of the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois.

All proceeds from the event are in aid of VITA, a charity which aims to bring about positive change in the living conditions of the poor and marginalised in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Kenya.

Organisers say the route will mainly cover flat ground and is suitable for Couch to 5k, personal best and fun runners. Deadline for entry is 6pm, 21 September and costs €15.

All participants will receive a goodie bag at the finish line and there will be prizes for the fastest in each category. First Aid cover and water will be provided on the day. Participants are advised that roads will not be closed and must be prepared to run with light traffic alongside them.

The application form for entry is here:

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