5K Fun Run



 RATOATH AC 5K Fun Run
 
Sponsored by Conway's Spar Ratoath

Will take place on 

Saturday the 11th of September 2021 @1pm 

on Fairyhouse Racecourse 

Registrations now closed






Ratoath 5K Fun Run kindly sponsored by 


Hi Folks, 

The 3rd Ratoath AC Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run  is nearly upon us.... 

We have put together an information sheet which answer all your race day questions

Our Race will be run in accordance with Government, Sport Ireland & Athletics Ireland Covid 19 guidelines.

 

We are fortunate to have a large facility such as Fairyhouse racecourse as HQ to run our race from. 

It will be a very different event from previous years due to social distancing measures with many of our much loved frills removed such as:

·       No spectators.


·      Post race refreshment unfortunately we are unable to host our postrace refreshment area due to Covid-19 protocol, however all Half Marathon & 5K finishers will receive a goodie bag containing water, fruit, health bar and treats all sponsored by Conway’s Spar Ratoath

·      All race numbers posted before race day.

·      T-shirts & Medals (for those who have purchased them) will be posted after the event.

·      No indoor facilities,  portaloo toilets close to the start line and on the route at mile 6 next to Sweenys pub and water station.

·       


START TIME:  1pm for the 5K


LOCATION: Fairyhouse Race Course, Ratoath Co.Meath

 

https://goo.gl/maps/1JWFVE8fZzbY3jZP9

Eir Code: A85 XK30


RACE NUMBER 

Race numbers will be posted on the week of the event, any entries purchased after the 5th of Sept number must be picked up on the morning of the event please add additional time for this. 



PARKINGentrance into Fairyhouse racecourse will close before race start please ensure to arrive in plenty of time. Please do not park in vaccine centre's car park see map above. 

 

COURSE:



5K:

fun run will take place on the racecourseour 5K markers are in kilometres 

 


 

MEDICAL – is being provided by the Meath Civil Defence. 


SHOWERS there are no shower facilities


Results will be available on https://www.myrunresults.com/


Finally, from all in Ratoath AC we hope you enjoy the Ratoath AC Half Marathon & 5K and you all achieve your PB on the day 

Long term forecast is looking good ….. 

Latest updates on Facebook at Ratoath AC and via our website - http://www.ratoathac.ie/p/12-marathon.html 

Enjoy and have fun... we look forward to welcoming you on the 11th

 

 

Directions :

Getting to Fairyhouse by car


From the North

Follow Motorway (M1) and exit at Junction 10 and then take the signs for slane on the N51. Enter Slane and take the N 2 for Dublin, and proceed for approx 20 miles and at turn right at junction with R155 (signposted Ratoath). Forward over crossroads at Ratoath and Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the left.


From Dublin

From the City Centre take N3 towards Navan, passing Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on your left. Proceed for approx. 6 miles on the new M3 and take EXIT 5 for Ratoath/Fairyhouse. Follow signs for Fairyhouse, turn right onto R155 and proceed for two miles. Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the right.


From the West

After Enfield take Motorway (M4) Dublin. At roundabout (signposted M50 Northbound) take first exit to join Motorway (M50). Proceed through toll exiting onto N3 (Cavan/Navan). Proceed forward for approx. 6 miles on the new M3 and take EXIT 5 for Ratoath / Fairyhouse. Follow signs for Fairyhouse, turn right onto R155 and proceed for two miles. Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the right.


From the South

Take N7 towards Dublin, at Red Cow roundabout take M50 Northbound. Proceed through toll exiting onto N3 (Cavan/Navan). Proceed forward for approx. 6 miles on the new M3 and take EXIT 5 for Ratoath / Fairyhouse. Follow signs for Fairyhouse, turn right onto R155 and proceed for two miles. Fairyhouse Racecourse is located on the right.


 



 

The event will be held in accordance to Government and Athletics Ireland guidelines at the time of the event. 

The event has limited places to coincide with the current guidelines to ensure the safety of participants. 

 

Please read the current guidelines set out by athletics Ireland. These can change prior to the event. 

The event will be held in accordance to the current guidelines at the time of the event. 

An e-mail will sent 1 week before the event with the full event information https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update



 Email:  ratoathathleticsroadrace@gmail.com for all enquiries 



5K Sponsored by: 



Couch to 5K 


Ratoath Couch25K in conjunction with Conways SPAR

First preference given to Ratoath Community before opening to general public

Numbers will be limited due to Covid 

 

Cost €60 to include;

1.     six week training plan

2.     entry to 5k fun run 11th September in Fairyhouse Racecourse approx. 1pm 

3.     Race t-shirt

4.   Finishers medal

5.     Goodie bag on race day (sponsored by Conway's Spar)

 

T-shirts and medals to be posted after the road race

 

In the event the road race does not proceed we will organise a virtual 5k so all couch25k participants will still get to do their 5K and receive t-shirt and medal

 

three separate training groups

Option 1: Beginners

Option 2: Intermediate

Option 3: Advanced

No walking groups this year due to restrictions on numbers

 

Training Times - 6 weeks training at Ratoath AC athletic track, Jamestown Sports Campus 

Monday 8-9pm

Wednesday 8-9pm

Friday 9.30-10.30am

 

This event will be run in accordance with government guidelines. 

In the event of any changes in restrictions due to Covid, we will still provide training plans each week for participants to do their training individually out on the roads and a virtual 5k will be arranged to do the 5k.

For all queries please contact us at ratoathathleticsroadrace@gmail.com


 

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