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Streets of Portlaoise 5k.


STREETS OF PORTLAOISE 5K The Streets of Portlaoise 5k will take place on Sunday 17th March 2013 at 11.30 a.m. Portlaoise Athletic Club are looking to build on last year’s success with chip-timing for all runners and large cash prizes. Portlaoise A.C. would like to thank this year’s sponsors Portlaoise Credit Union,Laois Sports Partnership, Downeys Auto Stop & The Heritage Hotel. The 5k run will take place around Portlaoise town and will incorporate a Juvenile 1K run at 11.00 a.m. . Prizes First 5 Seinor men and women €200,150,130,115,100. Top Vet in the following categories,M40,45,50.W35,40,45.€50. Also introducing €100 course breaking bonus.M 14.52,W 17.00 .Prizes in the underage categories. This run caters for all levels with fit for life and couch to 5k groups coming on board this year. The elite runners, which will include last year’s winner, local man Michael Mulhare, will have a new course record to compete for on a new fast, flat course.(Course records,men 14.52,women 17 mins.) Registration (€15) can be done on line at www.runireland.com with tech t-shirts for the first 150  or on the day from 9.00 am in the Heritage Hotel, where changing facilities, refreshments & prize-giving will take place after the race. This year’s chosen charities for the 5k are “Spinal Injuries Ireland” and “Acquired Brain Injury Ireland”. Our race will also mark the end of the Coastal Relay fund-raising event for both of these charities. So if you have just taken up running or are looking to set a new “PB”, this is the 5k for you! For further details check out www.portlaoiseathleticclub.com or Portlaoise Athletic Club on Facebook