16 May 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Blackwater 10K has certainly become an annual fixture in Monaghan’s Recreational and Athletics Events Calendar as it continues to grow in entries each year. This large-scale community event initially was first held in 2008 as an initiative from Blackwater Regional Partnership Natural Resource Rural Tourism Project and nobody back then envisaged that it would continue to celebrate the success that it has become 7 years later.

The great success has been made possible by the strong commitment of the organising committee and hard work by Monaghan Phoenix and Glaslough Harriers Club members, Monaghan Sports Partnership, Blackwater Regional Partnership and all the volunteers that help before and on the day of the event in registration, refreshments, preparing the track and stewarding. Of particular benefit has been the participation of voluntary groups who partner with the Blackwater 10K committee, this year the Monaghan Special Olympics.

Catherine Fox, Blackwater Regional Partnership Programmes Coordinator commented ‘ The success of this event comes down to a team of volunteers who are dedicated to ensuring everyone has a good time, the generous sponsorship of local businesses, and everyone who comes along to support worthwhile charities, this year Monaghan Special Olympics.

The Partnership have demonstrated that the cross border relationship between local Councils and community organisations proves worthwhile and enables events such as these to flourish providing much needed spend in the region as well as providing an opportunity for promoting recreational activities with a social engagement focus.”

The Blackwater 10K is one in a number of events being supported by the Blackwater Regional Partnership. Bike the Blackwater makes its return this year in September so keep an eye out in local press for further information. The Partnership also runs canoeing events and local community information events.

For any further information, please contact Blackwater Regional Partnership Offices on 0044 (0) 28 8772 8624 or email We look forward to hearing from you.

Blackwater 10K Corporate Cup
Boyle and Mc Caul Team winners 2013. Specsavers team, Monaghan Credit Union Team. Magill Jewells team, Geard Toal, Adrian Toal, Stephen Connolly.
All new team entries to be notified to the registration desk on Sat so that arrangements can be made for times for cup competition.


Pre-Registration day
Bring your form and fee to the pre-registration desk at Monaghan Shopping Centre on Saturday 17th May between 10am and 4pm.
Here, you can pick up your event t-shirt, running chip and race number

On event day
Bring your form and fee with you on the morning of the event. There will be a number of registration desks available for runners, walkers and fun runners.

Event marshalls will guide you towards the right desk. Blackwater 10k walk and run starts at 12 noon outside Monaghan United Football Club’s ground.

How much is the entry fee?
10k Run 20 euro
10k Walk 12 euro
5k Fun Run 5 euro (No T-shirt included)

What do I get for my entry fee?
For your 10k Run entry fee, you will receive the following;
Chip timing;
Race entry;
Race t-shirt (techno)
Race number
Goodie bag
Post race refreshments

Running for Charity
The Blackwater 10k chosen charity for 2014 is Monaghan Special Olympics.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Special Olympics Group who provide a range of sports and activities for adults with an intellectual / learning disability. Find out more about Special Olympics at http://www.
Or you can like Monaghan Special Olympics facebook page at;
If you also wish to use the event to raise funds for your own chosen charity, that’s fine too!
(Blackwater 10k committee does not take responsibility for individuals own fund-raising activities).

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