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KBC St Patrick’s Festival 5k Road Race


Sunday 15th March As part of the 2009 St Patrick’s Festival, Metropolitan Harriers St Brigids Athletics Athletics Club (MSB) in association with Dublin City Council are promoting the St Patrick’s KBC 5k road race on the morning of Sunday 15th March at 12:00 noon. There is over €6,000 in prize money and adidas gear on offer. First place in the senior men’s and women’s category is €1,000 and €400 for the winning club team.

The race will start and finish in Dawson St, adjacent to the Mansion House. This downtown race covers roads in Dublin’s excellent Georgian heritage area. It enhances the St Patrick’s Festival and encourages sport and health.

It is a unique opportunity for runners of all levels to take part in the festival and
enjoy some of the architectural gems of Dublin.

After a 7-year absence the road race returned to the streets of Dublin in 2008. It was a great sporting success and is a welcome addition to the St Patrick’s Festival. Some of Irelands leading male and female runners competed then and are expected again. However it is an inclusive event to all abilities, ages, gender and welcomes those in costume.

There are goody bags for all entrants and a T-shirt for the first 2000.

The race director is “Chairman of the Boards” Eamonn Coghlan, former world champion athlete and the Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne or her deputy will start the race.

Background details

Participants can enter on line for € 15.00 at WWW.msb5k.com or by post to Hon Sec, MSB AC, Unit 2, Coolport, Coolmine Business Park, Dublin, 15
You can download entry form from race web site.

The race will start at 12 noon and finish completely at 1.00 p.m.