'The Powley Vale Virtual Wellington Race 2022'

Following the success of last year's virtual race, we have decided to give you the option to join us virtually yet again. if you can't join us in person on New year's Day, we would love to see you all participate in this unique event and support us virtually as we continue the work of helping local charities, a tradition we have which we have successfully done for the last 40 years.

We are inviting individuals & families to run/walk/crawl 5k over the Christmas season (1st  - 6th Jan) having as much fun as possible whilst helping us raise some funds for our local charities.

Wear fancy dress, county colours, bring the pets, go as wild as you wish....

The only rule is - you MUST wear your wellies!

Our aim is to help those in need and keep the fun, laughter & community spirit that comes with our annual wellie race alive even when we can't be together. Now, more than ever, we need to help others and we fully believe we can do this together even though we are apart! 


We would love you to share your pictures/videos & stories with us - the funnier the better!!

You can share them on social media by tagging our pages or by using the hashtag #virtualwellierace.

Alternatively you can mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do you participate?

  1. Sign up below so we can keep a count of participants and see what part of the world you are in
  2. Walk/run/crawl your 5k between 1st - 6th January
  3. Have as much fun as possible, wear fancy dress, county colours, etc
  4. Make a donation on wellierace.com or via our facebook page to help us support local charities
  5. Send us pictures/videos of you having the craic!
  6. Spread the word to family/friends

Please note:

  • Participants enter at their own risk
  • Castlecomer Wellington Race committee are not responsible for any injury caused.
  • Wellies must be worn!!

We would be very grateful if you could spread the word, share our posts with friends and encourage everyone you know to use the donate button.

Thank you in advance - We look forward to seeing you all in action!

'The Powley Vale will prevail!'

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The Castlecomer International Wellie Race - Every New Years Day!