Last year’s race attracted close to a 1,000 participants - runners, joggers, walkers and spud lovers of all abilities, who showed their support for the humble spud and also for the Irish Cancer Society.

Unfortunately Mrs Emily Meade, a co-founder and past director of Meade Potato Company lost a five year battle with cancer at the end of January this year at the age of 60. She attended last year’s event and no doubt her presence, spirit, and smile will be missed at this year’s event.

It is therefore only fitting that a donation will be made to the Meath/Louth Palliative Care Patient Comfort Fund from the event. This Fund helps to ensure that people with life-threatening illnesses have access to the resources they need as they face challenging times.

Like last year, there will be a good Prize Schedule, as well as random spot prizes, medals for children, technical t-shirts for all who pre-register on, entertainment, raffles and free baked spuds/Meade Irish Rooster Chips for all participants.

The Meade Irish Rooster Chips are a new development since last year, and we will mark the occasion by having the Great Spud Battle between our Rooster Spud and our Meade Irish Rooster Chip mascots. For more information, see