Online entries are now open for the New Ireland Rathfarnham 5k on Sunday 25th September 2016 at 10.00. Thanks to all who have entered. The entry fee has been kept at the same rate as for 2014 and 2015 at €20 + €1.40 transaction fee. For this you will be supporting St. Luke’s Cancer Hospital Rathgar. You will receive a turquoise blue tee shirt and participate in a fast 5k run. Enter today on the Primo Events website.

Please note that race numbers will not be posted out beforehand. You can collect them, along with your tee shirt and goody bag at Rathfarnham WSAF AC Clubhouse, Main Street, Rathfarnham on Friday 23rd Sept. (19.00 – 21.00), Saturday 24th Sept. (12.00 – 16.00) or at Terenure College Gym on Sunday 25th Sept. (8.00 – 9.30).

Postal entries can be sent to Owen McLoughlin with €20 per entry using this form Rathfarnham 5k Run 2016 Registration Form. For information on group entries please contact Owen at or Peter J Claffey at

New for 2016, we are running three juvenile races over 600 m (Under 12; starting at 9.20), 800m (Under 14; start at 9.30) and Under 16 (1,000m; start at 9.40).  They will be free to enter and your kids just need to turn up at their start line 15 minutes before their starting time. They will be run down Dodder Park Road to the finish gantry near Rathfarnham bridge. There will be prizes for the first 5 girls and the first 5 boys finishing in each race. Please see the course routes for all races at the link on the Course Route page. For insurance reasons we will not allow children under 16 to run in the 5k run. Make it a family day out and get your kids to run before you run in the 5k. For insurance reasons you must ensure you have a responsible adult at the finish line to take charge of your children when finished.

For the 5k you can follow our training programme on our training page, so as to be in the best shape for 25th September. Please run the video below of the 2015 race to see the course and if you ran it, you might be featured. To see the times of all finishers please check out the relevant year page. Also check out the finishing times of all runners who completed this course since 1998 at Rathfarnham 5K Run Results 1998-2015 1 Dec. 2015.

Please send any queries you have to

Thanks to New Ireland Assurance for being our main sponsor again in 2016 and to Macarthy Auctioneers, Rathfarnham, Jackie Kingston Sports Massage and Rathfarnham Dental Practice as support sponsors.

Friends of St Lukes