Race Director, Eamonn Coghlan, gets double honour being appointed St. Patrick’s Day parade Grand Marshall Upwards of 2,000 expected at KBC Asset Management St. Patrick’s Festival 5K road race that returns to Dublin City after 7 year absence Upwards of 2,000 runners, walkers and strollers will throng Dublin’s streets on Sunday 16th March 2008 at 10.00am when the City’s first road race in 7 years takes place. Registration is brisk for the family affair with participants registering online at www.msb5k.com. Today, the KBCAM 5k Race Director, Eamonn Coghlan, was given the double honour of being appointed Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The race is part of the St. Patrick’s weekend festival and has 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 race organisers are Metropolitan Harriers & St. Brigid’s A.C. in association with Dublin City Council. The sponsors are KBC Asset Management, one of the country’s leading fund managers. The event will support the development of young athletes at Metropolitan Harriers & St. Brigid’s Athletic Club.
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.
The race will start outside KBC Asset Management’s Dawson St. HQ, next door to the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House.
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