he Streets of Portlaoise 5K Road Race returns again on St Patrick’s Day, March 17 at 11.30am.
Last year saw over 700 adults take part in the race making it the biggest road race in the county. 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. There are three ways to enter, online with Run-Ireland, Early Registration day on March 1 at St. Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise at 2pm, or on Race Day in the Heritage Hotel from 9am. The first 100 to enter online will receive a technical race t-shirt.
The Race Committee would like to thank main sponsors: Portlaoise Credit Union, Downey’s Autostop, Mulhall’s Supervalu Portlaoise & the Heritage Hotel for their kind sponsorship.
This year, Portlaoise A.C has chosen LOFFA (Laois Offaly Families for Autism) as their chosen charity.
This year sees the introduction of a new race category ‘The Fastest Pub in Portlaoise’.. Each pub can nominate a bar person to run the 5K with the fastest pub receiving a Perpetual Trophy.
Two children’s races, U-9 and O_9 will take place before the main race. For more information, check out Portlaoise Athletic Club Website or Facebook.