The Good Friday 5 Mile Run
Ah Good Friday. It’s a special day for us Irish. So special indeed that we close our pubs on this day every year as a testament to how much we love it. With that in mind, and also bearing in mind just how many chocolate eggs you’ll go through on the following Sunday, the Good Friday Run could be just the ticket to keep you in shape this Easter.
The race is unique as the route the participants take is through Killarney town centre, unlike most road races in Killarney which naturally take place in the National Park. The starting point is at the junction of Beech Road and New Street, next to Ulster Bank. The route then goes up New Street, up High Street, then to the left along New Road, down the Port Road passing by St Mary’s Cathedral and finally down New Street again finishing at the Market Cross. It’s one big lap of the town essentially.
The race kicks off at 6.30pm sharp and it costs €25 which also pays for chip timing, a souvenir egg cup, fruit, water and other assorted goodies. If you want to enter then head over to http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/TheGoodFridayRun5Miler2013 . Closing date for entries is 15th April. Oh, and obviously the town will be closed for incoming traffic that evening so it’s worth bearing that in mind too.