Thursday, January 16, 2014

Killarney 5k Spring Series - Sat 18th & 25th Jan, Sat 1st & 22nd of Feb 2014

The largest athletics club in Kerry, Gneeveguilla AC are holding their annual 5k series of races in Killarney in January and February. The first race starts on Saturday, the 18th of January while the remaining three are on Sat 25th of January, Sat 1st of February and Sat 22nd of February 2014.

Each 5k race is on the same route and has been accurately measured by Jones Counter. The series also has an athletics Ireland permit.

Each race starts at 11am sharp and costs just €5 to enter.

Update...6th Feb...Please note that the race on the 1st of February had to be cancelled due to weather conditions. This race will not be re-scheduled. To qualify for a prize, you must now complete two out of three races.

Prizes...To qualify for a prize, you must complete at least two out of the three races. After the 3rd and final race, there will be refreshments and the series prizes will be given out.

There are a substantial number of prizes which take the form of vouchers for local retail outlets in Killarney.

One prize per person. In the event that someone wins a top 10 prize and a category prize then they will win the prize of greater value.

Directions & Preview...A full preview of the course with directions and maps can be seen HERE

Overall........A stunning location for a race series. Nice fast accurate 5 km course in a park that most towns in Ireland would love to have. It costs just €5 to enter each race and is suitable for runners of all abilities...from serious to joggers. People come from all over the world to visit this location. If it's on your doorstep then make the most of it.

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