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06 Jul 2022

Sam’s Potatoes launches world record attempt for largest ever potato sack race at Tullamore Show

Sam’s Potatoes is hoping to hop into the record books on Sunday, August 11 when it attempts to set the world record for the largest ever potato sack race at this year’s Tullamore Show.

Sam’s Potatoes is hoping to hop into the record books on Sunday, August 11 when it attempts to set the world record for the largest ever potato sack race at this year’s Tullamore Show.

The company has teamed up with potato.ie for this event ahead of National Potato Day on Friday 23rd August.

The current world record for the largest sack race stands at 2,095 competitors in an event involving pupils from Agnieton College and primary school pupils from Zwolle, Wezep and Hattem on 11th October 2002 in Zwolle, Netherlands. With an expected crowd of over 60,000 at this year’s Tullamore Show, Sam’s Potatoes is hoping they can smash this record on the day.

Commenting on the record attempt, Sam Dennigan Jr. sales & marketing manager, Sam’s Potatoes (Sam Dennigan and Company) said:

“The potato sack race is a school sport’s day staple and we think nearly everyone in Ireland has taken part in one at some point in their lives, so we thought it would be a great way to honour the famous tuber ahead of National Potato Day on 23rd August.”

“We would urge everyone to come down, relive their school days and get involved in what is sure to be a fun family day out. We’ll also be handing out lots of free goodies on the day.”

The record attempt will commence at 3pm at Tullamore Show on Sunday 11th August next to the two main walkways into the show, adjacent to the equine section.

Participants can register online in advance at www.nationalpotatoday2013.ie and from 2pm at the event. Keep your eyes peeled for Sam’s Potatoes truck and trailer (40 feet) with banner ‘Let’s break the world record, potato sack race today at 3pm’ situated at the event site.

For further information on this event check our www.samspotatoes.ie or visit us on Facebook facebook.com/samspotatoes

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