Maynooth 10k and 5k Family Run

10th Anniversary 2020

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Provisional Date:
Sunday 18th October 2020

In line with government guidelines on COVID-19, Maynooth 10k/5k is postponed. The new date is Sunday 18th October 2020. This is a provisional date and will be confirmed after the current restrictions are lifted. Publication of the 10k Times will be scheduled with the new race date.

For those of you who have already entered we offer three options:

1. Your ticket automatically allows entry on the new date

2. If the new date doesn't suit, then your entry is valid for the 2021 event

3. A refund. Pop-up races will contact all entries to offer a refund

Link to online entries:  

Launch 2020

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Launching the Maynooth 10k / 5k 2020 were (l to r): Conor Dewey, Store Director of Specsavers Maynooth, Emma Hayes Practice Administrator and Theresa Hannon Marketing Manager of Pearls Dental, Siobhan McCauley Principal of Maynooth Community College, Johnny Nevin Principal of Maynooth Post Primary school, Teresa Murray vice-chairperson and Una Phillips chairperson of the Maynooth 10k committee, Frances Bradley chairperson of MEC PTA

The 10th Anniversary Maynooth 10k was launched in style on Tuesday February 11th in Maynooth Education Campus. Members of MEC PTA welcomed race participants past and present as well as sponsors, volunteers, supporters and former committee members.

New 10th Anniversary Medal 2020!

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We are very excited to announce our 10th Anniversary 2020 medal sponsored by Pearls Dental!!

New 10th Anniversary Gift 2020!

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As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations all finishers will receive a free gift of a Snood / Buff sponsored by Specsavers!!

Race Information

The 2020 Maynooth 10k + 5k will take place on Sunday 26th April at 10.30am. The fast and flat Maynooth 10K + 5K is very popular with runners of all abilities. With its scenic route through St. Patrick’s College and Carton House Hotel, chip timing by Pop Up Races, accurate course measurement and professional organization, the event has gone from strength to strength.

The 10k and 5k will start at 10.30am with warm-ups at 10.15am. The courses are the same as last year with the 10K starting in St Patrick’s College and the 5K on Convent lane, with synchronized start times there will be no interference between the two races. Walkers and Joggers are very welcome in the 5K so get training and look forward to enjoying the unique route through the historic town of Maynooth!

The event is a fund-raiser for a new Multi-Use Games Area to be located on the new school Campus and for the upkeep of the existing playing fields shared with Maynooth GAA at Mariaville on the Moyglare Road.

Enter at Maynooth Education Campus from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday April 25th or from 8am to 10am on Sunday April 26th. Entry fees are €20 for an individual or €40 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

Or Enter online at: A small booking fee will apply but the full entry fee goes to the fundraising effort.

Refreshments will be served at the Prize-giving after the race in the school. Excellent Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Ladies and Men in the 10K and 5K plus some spot prizes on the day.

For more information please contact

Your Weekend Schedule

Day Time (24-hr) Event Location
Fri 12:00 Online Entry Closes Online
Sat 14:00 Check-In Opens - Entries taken Maynooth Education Campus
Sat 16:00 Check-In Closes - open again at 0800 Sun Maynooth Education Campus
Sun 08:00 Check-In Opens - Entries taken Maynooth Education Campus
Sun 10:00 Check-In and Entries Close Maynooth Education Campus
Sun 10:15 10k Pre-Event Warm-Up Start Area - University Sth Campus
Sun 10:30 10k Race Start Start Area - University Sth Campus
Sun 10:15 5k Pre-Event Warm-Up 5k Start - Convent Lane
Sun 10:30 5k Race Start 5k Start - Convent Lane
Sun 11:30 Refreshments Maynooth Education Campus
Sun 12:15 Prize-Giving Maynooth Education Campus
Sun 20:30 Volunteers party Bradys Clockhouse Bar

Panoramic image Maynooth Gaa Crest PTA Logo Carton House Logo

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