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KBCAM St. Patrick’s Festival 5k Road Race And Family Fun Run


The St. Patrick’s Festival 5K road race returns to Dublin City after 7 years absence The KBCAM St. Patrick’s Festival 5k road race and family fun run will take place on Sunday 16th March, 2008 at 10.00am, marking the return of the event to the capital after an absence of 7 years. The event, which was held in the Phoenix Park over the last year, attracted up to 2,000 participants in total from Ireland and overseas. This year, with a prize fund of €6,000 in individual, team and random prizes along with souvenir t-shirts, goodie bags, prizes for fancy dress costume, the organisers, Metropolitan Harriers & St. Brigid’s A.C. in association with Dublin City Council, are expecting up to 3,000 runners and walkers. Though an event for all the family this year a number of Ireland’s top international middle and long distance runners have also been invited to participate.

Eamonn Coghlan, “Chairman of the Boards”, one of Ireland’s athletics legends has again been appointed Race Director while the Lord Mayor of Dublin will act as the official race starter. Eamonn follows in his father’s footsteps, as Bill Coghlan was race director for the first ever St. Patrick’s Day road race in 1983, which Eamonn co-incidentally won.

KBC Asset Management, one of the country’s leading fund managers, is once again the race sponsors and the event will support the development of young athletes Metropolitan Harriers & St. Brigid’s Athletic Club. The race will start outside KBC Asset Management’s Dawson St. HQ, next door to the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House.

Registration details:
* Runners can register online at www.msb5k.com, before March 10th 2008, fee €10 or on the day €15.00 (up to 9.30 a.m.)
* On-line entrants will have their numbers posted to them by Saturday 10th March 2008; all other entrants can collect their numbers on race day at the Mansion House before 9.30a.m.
* Race headquarters, pre-registration, numbers pick up, awards & parking – The Mansion House, Dublin 2
* For more information or entry form log on to www.msb5k.com. Or phone 087 836 1957
* Postal entries to Mary Friel, MSB5k, Unit 2, Coolport, Coolmine Business Park, Dublin 15.

Prizes / Categories

Senior Men & Women 1st €1,000, 2nd €500, 3rd, €250, 4th €100
Junior Men & Women 1st,
Masters Men & Women 1st Over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60
Men’s Team 1st (4 to score)
Womens Team 1st (4 to score)
Corporate Team 1st (4 to score any combination of mixed gender)

Race Route

Start Mansion House Dawson St
Left on to St Stephens Green,
Proceed on Merrion Row,
Right on to Pembroke St,
Left on Fitzwilliam Square,
Left on to Fitzwilliam Street,
Right on to Baggot Street,
Left on to Herbert Street,
Right onto Mount St passing around Pepper Canister Church
Right on to Herbert Place
Cross Baggot St Street
Follow along Wilton Terrace
Cross over Leeson St
Follow Adelaide Road
Right on to Earlsfort Terrace
Follow St Stephen’s Green
Left on Stephen’s Green (Shelbourne Hotel)
Right on to Dawson Street to
Finish at Mansion House.

About the sponsor:
KBC Asset Management
KBC Asset Management is a leading provider of innovative investment management products for domestic and international pension funds, charities and corporates. Part of the wider KBC Asset Management Group KBCAM has been managing assets in Dublin since 1980 KBCAM is renowned across Europe for launching and managing a hugely diversified range of investment products including world class Eco-friendly and alternative energy funds that have attracted monies from around the globe to be managed by the Dublin based team.

Dublin City Council role :

Dublin City Council is delighted to be associated and to assist with the successful revival of down-town road racing. This race can serve to highlight some of Dublin’s excellent architectural heritage and landmark buildings along the route. As important, is the Council’s role in promoting sport and a healthy life-style. This race puts sports and recreation at the centre of city life and in the heart of the St Patrick’s Festival.


  1. why isn’t it in phoenix pk again this year? Keep these things off the road. I’m worried how the aircoach is going to get me to the airport. Road racing for the minortiy discrimintaes agains the majority especially in a city with viertually no off road transport system.

  2. Did not see it, I don’t check the results one by one usually:-)

    Maybe you could conatc the organisers, as we only publish what they send to us. When you get an update let us know, I am sure it will make more athletes happy.

    Good luck