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This year’s Rathfarnham 5k was due to take place on Sunday 27th September.  Due to the uncertainty around holding races during the Covid-19 pandemic, Rathfarnham WSAF Athletic Club has decided not to host the Rathfarnham 5k in 2020. We have come to this decision with a heavy heart as we would have liked to maintain the tradition of achieving the fastest 5ks on Irish roads. Keep our 2021 date, Sunday 26th September, in mind when you are planning your 2021 racing programme. We thank you for your support over the years and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 race, which will still be fast and more successful than ever.

Highlights from the Rathfarnham 5k in 2019 were that 13 completed the course in under 15.00 minutes, 30 finished under 16.00, 62 under 17.00, 111 under 18.00, 162 under 19.00 and 200 at 20.00 and under. With the first 4 ladies finishing under 17.00 and 10 ladies at 18.02 and under, this is truely one of the fastest 5ks in Ireland. In addition we had 424 under 25.00, 678 under 30.00 and 828 under 40.00 and several PBs were achieved.

Photos of all who ran the Rathfarnham 5k 2019 are posted on the Rathfarnham WSAF AC Facebook site.

DNG Rathfarnham and Heritatage Credit Union were to be our main sponsors for the Rathfarnham 5k 2020 and the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind was our chosen charity. We hope to work with DNG and Heritage to make the Rathfarnham 5k 2021 a success for all. Please choose Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind if you want to donate to a worthwhile charity in 2020. To donate please click Irish Guide Dogs.

Pictured after last year’s Rathfarnham 5k were Peter J Claffey, Race Director  Al McCauley, Heritage Credit Union and Cathal Macarthy, DNG, Rathfarnham presenting a cheque for €2,500 to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

If you have any questions or queries about the Rathfarnham 5k 2020 please contact us at rathfarnham5krun@athleticsrathfarnham.ie.