For those who have already entered the Rathfarnham 5k Run you can collect your number, tee shirt and goody bag in Terenure Colege Gym tomorrow Sunday from 8.00 to 9.30. Get there early as over 1,000 are entered, to ensure you avoid the queues and get your correct tee shirt size. You can still enter the 5k at Terenure College at the same time for €25 (Club reductions will not apply). There is ample car parking in front of the gym. Follow the directional signs to the carpark.

The run starts  at 10.00 on Sunday on Springfield Avenue at the Tesco end of Rathfarnham shopping centre. Go directly to the start if you have your number. You need at least 10 minutes to get from the College to the race start.

Terenure College Gym is our race headquarters on race day. It is located at the  back of the College. There are changing rooms, showers and ample car parking at the College. Please join us for refreshments in the College Sportshall after the 5k run. The prize giving will be at 11.30.

Before the 5k run we are running three juvenile races over 600 m (Under 12 – born 2005; starting at 9.20), 800m (Under 14 – born 2003; start at 9.30) and Under 16 (1,000m – born 2001; 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 5k 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. Please ensure you have a responsible adult at the finish line to take charge of your children when finished.

Traffic management Plan: Dodder Park Road will be closed from 9.00 to the end of the 5k run. Traffic delays will occur and Detour signs are posted. e.g. to get to Terenure College from the Churchtown direction you need to detour around by Rathfarnham Road, Butterfield Avenue, Templeogue bridge, Templeogue Village and Templeogue Road and vice versa for travelling from Walkinstown and Templeogue areas to Churchtown. Please see the traffic management plans at Rathfarnham 5k Run Traffic Management (Permitted turns) and Rathfarnham 5k Traffic Management (Forbidden turns)

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 rathfarnham5krun@athleticsrathfarnham.ie.

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.

New Ireland Rathfarnham 5K Sponsorship. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

New Ireland Rathfarnham 5K Sponsorship.
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

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