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  • When and where is the race?

    The race will be held on the evening of Thursday September 26th 2019 in the Sandyford Business District. The start time will be 7:30pm.

  • What will the course be like?

    The course will be predominantly flat, and along the roads of the Sandyford Business District. To see the race route itself, just have a look at the ‘Course’ section of this webpage.

  • How much is it to enter?

    The cost of entering the race is €25.00 per individual and a corporate team of 4 is €100.00 (including the online processing fee). You can enter the race by clicking the ‘Register Here’ button at the bottom of the page.

  • Who is organising the event?

    Dundrum South Dublin Athletics Club (Ireland’s largest athletics club), are the hosts of the Spirit Sandyford 5k event. Our club is also the organiser of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon each year.

  • Can I enter a mixed team?

    Yes. There will be team categories for male, female and mixed too. A mixed team can be made up of any combination of male and female participants (eg. 3 male and 1 female is eligible). All must be over 18 yrs of age.

  • Can I enter as an individual?

    Although the event is mainly being pitched at teams of 4 runners, individuals are more than welcome to register too. All entrants must be over 18 yrs of age.

  • Will there be prizes?

    There will be prizes for leading teams and individuals on the day. There will also be T-shirts and medals for all participants.

  • Where may i see pictures of the race?

    We try our very best to get your best side in every photo of course, but you will be able to see your fabulous picture of the finish line on our Facebook page Spirit Sandyford 5k Facebook

  • What is the timing system?

    Chip Timing – Each participant’s 5k will be electronically time-tracked to perfection.

  • I have some more questions. How can I contact somebody?

    We can be contacted directly at and we’ll be delighted to answer any other questions you may have.

  • Where does the money go?

    The Spirit Sandyford 5k is organised by Dundrum South Dublin AC, one of the biggest athletics clubs in the country.

    The club is famed for producing many of our country’s greatest athletes (for more information click here catering for huge numbers of all ages and abilities across south Dublin. All of this in spite of having no track and field facilities of our own!

    The club has recently purchased a site adjacent to Marlay Park to build athletics and sports facilities which will serve our local community. Funds raised from the Spirit Sandyford 5k will be directed to developing and maintaining these athletics and sports facilities.

  • Charity Donations

    After the event, Dundrum South Dublin Athletics Club and Sandyford Business District will make a donation to Laura Lynn. To learn more about the great work they do, check out their website at
    Any donations made to them are most appreciated.

  • What is the minimum age ?

    The minimum age to enter is 18 yrs of age.

  • Social Media Competitions

    Occasionally, we will run competitions thanks to our fantastic sponsors . T&C’s of these will be listed below.

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    Volvo Ride Home Terms and Conditions Competitions Promotions 2019

If you need more information, please contact us directly

27 Sandyford Office Park

Dublin, Ireland


(01) 293 0984

Outdoor, recreation & fitness in Dublin, Ireland.