Thursday, October 20, 2011

Final Race Day Instructions is 3! 5km Fun Run and Race

The race date is almost here and I for one am starting to get excited! Below are all the instructions you should need for getting to NUI Maynooth, where to park, pick up your number etc.

If you've any friends or clubmates that would be interested in taking part we'll have registration available on the day and the online registration will remain open until 21:00 on Friday 21st October.

Number Pick Up
You'll collect your race number and timing chip from the Sports Hall on the North Campus in NUI Maynooth from 9.30am to 10.45am. This is located on the North Campus and will be sign posted on the morning. The hall is located 5 minutes from the race start, so please give yourself plenty of time to get to the start.

Directions to North Campus NUI Maynooth and Parking

Please note that there will be free parking on the North Campus of NUI Maynooth on the race day. Pay and Display is in operation on the south campus so we recommend using the North - especially considering it's closer to the Sports Hall.

  • The distance to Maynooth from Dublin is 15 miles and takes approximately 30 minutes Leave Dublin City Centre, going west on the R111 and take the N4 (signposted The West)
  • Continue straight on the M4. Leave motarway on the exit signposted Straffan, Naas, Maynooth, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit: Road - R406(sign posted Maynooth)
  • Continue straight to Maynooth village. At the traffic lights in the square turn left onto the R148 (signposted Dublin).
  • Turn right at the traffic lights at the Roost. Follow the main road as it turns left out of the town. The North Campus is clearly signposted a few hundred metres along this road on your right.

Changing Facilities

Changing facilities and showers are available beside registration, about 5 minutes from the race start.

Baggage Drop

During the race bags can be left in the Sports hall. There will be members from the organisation team present in the hall at all times. All bags are left at the owners risk and we take no responsibility for the loss or damage to any personal belongings.

The Race

The race will start at 11am sharp. Please make sure you've given yourself enough time to get the start line from the Sports Hall. As the race is 3 laps we'd ask all runners to know how many they've done to make sure they do the full 5km.

We'd ask all entrants to be aware of fellow runners and if you are being lapped to please keep to the right hand side of the course.


Prize are available for the first 3 men and women finishers, first team of 4 (teams must be comprised of at least one female), and first male and female veteran finishers (aged 40 and above). A Time Bonus (kindly sponsored by Springwools) of €400 is available to both first male and female finishers if they can finish in under 15:00 (Male) or 15:50 (Female).
Prize giving will take place 45 minutes after the first finisher in the Sports Hall.

After Race Refreshments

Everyone is invited to come back to the sports hall after the race for complementary refreshments. The more the merrier - there's a lot of biscuits and tea to get through!!

We'll also have one or two spot prizes to give away which will be take place during the refreshments.

Find the event on Facebook and invite your friends to come join the party!

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