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Terenure gets ready for inaugural Terenure 5 Mile Road Race


Community focus adds to 28th year history For over 28th years the highlight of the year at Sportsworld running club has been its annual 5 mile race which it has been organising since the club’s foundation in 1983, making it one of the longest surviving and well-established races in the capital.

 Over the years this great event which has attracted many of the world’s leading distance runners to Dublin, culminating in Ismael Kiruis’ World Best time of 22:07 set in 1993 while at the same time making sure the needs of the fun runner and walkers are not forgotten.

This year’s race will take place next Sunday 13th May 2012 at 11AM where over 1,000 participants will run, jog, or walk for charity around 2 laps of Terenure. Most importantly, this being Olympic year, the event will be used to raise funds for a very special group of people, our Special Olympians. The Club has set itself the ambitious target of raising €10,000 for Special Olympics Eastern Region to help support the great work that it does.


The name change has brought with it a new community focus with support from local residents, schools and business owners, endorsement by Katie Taylor, and promotion by Matt Cooper & Louise Duffy of Today FM has added to the excitement.

RSA Insurance Ireland Ltd has come on board as headline sponsor and local TD Lucinda Creighton has given her support to the race, helping to launch it this past March.

In addition world champion Eamonn Coghlan has has been announced as the official starter for the Terenure 5 mile. Senator Coughlan along with an athlete from South Dublin Special Olympics club, will set the participants off on this great run.

The winners of last year’s race were Brian Maher and Mary Cullen, two of Ireland’s finest athletes but the Terenure 5 mile is open to anyone who wants the challenge of completing a 5 mile race. There will be further details leading up to the race on www.terenure5mile.com or you can register now on Run Ireland and help support a great cause. Enjoy the race.