Monday, April 27, 2009

Leixlip 5k Road Race - Suitable for All

9th May 2009 (11am), Leixlip, Co Kildare

Enter online here - Runners €10 - Walkers €5

Now in its 8 year of running, the Leixlip 5k road race has been given a make-over with an improved and faster route. The race will now start outside the Leixlip Amenities Centre and finish with a lap of the grass 400m running track behind the centre. This event is truly a race for all abilities as evidenced by last year’s results where Eric Keogh (Donore Harriers) won the men’s race and his mother brought home the field a little while later. The race which starts at 11am is an AAI approved, certified 5k route and is being hosted by Le Chéile Athletic Club.

This is an ideal event whether you are looking to get a new PB for your 5k or if you are new to running and want to compete in your competitive first race in a friendly environment. There will also be a large number of participants who will use this run as part of their preparation for the Flora Dublin Women’s mini marathon. This year there is also a ‘walkers’ category for those interested in a more leisurely effort to complete the five kilometre course. Walkers will set off 15 minutes before the runners which may provide some inspiration for those new to running to catch up and pass them on the course. (Click here to see the course route)

Online registration is available on (€10 for runners and €5 for walkers) until Wednesday 6th May. Registration will also be possible on the morning of the race with an entry fee of €12 for runners and €6 for walkers.

Getting to Leixlip
Leixlip is easily accessible by road, only 13 miles from the centre of Dublin just off the N4, and also by train (Maynooth/Longford line – Leixlip Louise Bridge station is 300m from the start line - Click here for timetable) and by Bus (Route 66 – Maynooth, which stops directly outside the Amenities Centre at the start line. Click here for timetable)

For More Information
Goto or contact Tony Brennan on 086 7855905.

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