Entries open for Streets of Portlaoise 5K

The Streets of Portlaoise 5K Road Race returns again on the Tuesday, March 17 at 11.30am.

The Streets of Portlaoise 5K Road Race returns again on the Tuesday, March 17 at 11.30am.

Last year saw over 570 adults take part in the race making it the biggest road races in the county. Like last year, the race will take place before the Portlaoise Town Parade.

This year Portlaoise AC hopes to build on this while still retaining their race motto of a ‘quality race for both elite and fun runners’. Entry for the race remains at the same price of €15 with top cash prizes on offer for all race categories. Registration is now open on-line with Run-Ireland or on race day in the Heritage Hotel from 9am.

The Race Committee would like to thank our main sponsors who have kindly come on board again this year, Portlaoise Credit Union, Downey’s Autostop, Mulhall’s Supervalu Portlaoise & Portlaoise Heritage Hotel for their kind sponsorship.

This year, Portlaoise AC has chosen Kolbe Special School Playground Fundraiser, Portlaoise as their chosen charity.

2015 sees the return of the popular race category ‘The Fastest Pub in Portlaoise’. Three children’s races, U-7 (accompanied by adult), U-10 and U-12 will take place before the main race with all children receiving a goodie bag.

For more information, check out Portlaoise Athletic Club Website or Facebook. There is still a few weeks left to dust off the runners and start training.