Rith 2012 is a national festival that will take place between 8th and 17th March 2012 as one of the main events of Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish language week). A 1000km course has been laid out for a massive relay-race run, running from morning to night, from Gaoth Dobhair to Inis Mór (Aran Islands, Galway) over 10 days with thousands of people taking part in over 200 towns and villages.
A special hand-carved baton has been designed that will carry a hidden message throughout Rith 2012. At the end of the run, the message of support for the Irish language, will be read out as part of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Inis Mór, followed by a party to remember!
Naomh Muire GAA Club will this year start off Rith 2012 from the starting point of Bunbeg Crossroads at 9am on March 8th. Over the coming weeks, we will organise this 1km run and hope that as many as possible come along on the morning and take part.