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Malahide Castle 5km


AAI approved race Registration/Number Collection 9.15->10.30 on Saturday morning in the car park beside the castle Walkers start at 10.45 Runners start at 11.00 Entries still available on the day Any queries: [email protected] The Location Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly eight hundred years. The Talbot family lived here from 1185 to 1973, when the last Lord Talbot died. The Course The course is a mixture of trail, path and road around the perimeter of the Castle grounds. It will begin and end in front of the castle itself. The route has no major hills, but is rarely flat as it winds around the grounds. You can see the course map here (attached) Entries are limited to 500 You need to be over 16 to enter. How to Get There: By bus: Bus 42 from city centre. By train: Suburban rail and DART from Connolly Station to Malahide. By car: From Dublin Airport – on leaving at the roundabout take the second exit. At the Airport roundabout take the first exit onto the R132 (signpost for Belfast here). At Cloghran roundabout take the second exit onto the Dublin Road – R132 (signpost for Belfast here). Continue straight onto the R132. At Pinnock Hill Roundabout take the second exit onto the R132 (signpost for Belfast here). At the Malahide Road roundabout take the third exit onto the Swords Road – R106 (signpost for Malahide here). Continue straight on this road and take the first exit on the next roundabout onto the Swords Road. Continue straight along this road for approx one mile, turn right at the traffic lights onto the R107. Take the next turn left onto the Back Road and the next turn left into the grounds of Malahide Castle. From city centre – start at the Daniel O’Connell monument on O’Connell Street, turn left onto Amiens Street – R105 (signpost for Malahide, Howth and Fairview here). Go straight through traffic lights onto North Strand Road R105, continue on this road for approx .5 miles then turn left at the traffic lights onto the Malahide Road – R107, continue straight on this road until you reach your first roundabout. Take the second exit on this roundabout onto the Malahide Road, continue straight until you reach another roundabout, take the second exit onto the Malahide Road (signpost for Malahide here). Go straight through the traffic lights continuing on the Malahide Road, you will reach Kinsealy, keep going straight and you will reach Feltrim and then Malahide. Turn right onto the Back Road and take the next turn left into the grounds of Malahide Castle. Sponsors We are currently recruiting sponsors for the event. If you are interested please contact us at our e-mail above. What do I get for entering ? The entry fee is €12 (online) and €15 on the day. There will be prizes for the first woman and first man to finish as well as other spot prizes on the day. All proceeds will go to Temple St Children’s Hospital. We, (the race organisiers) are running the New York marathon for Temple St Children’s Hospital on November 1st .We have decided to donate the money to the metabolic unit in Temple st to try support Temple st to continue the much needed care they provide to children accross Ireland.