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The 2020 Terenure 5 Mile has unfortunately been cancelled. Hope to see you all again in 2021!

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Lisney is one of the best-known estate agents in the market. In fact, we are the largest Irish-owned full service property advisory company and we provide both residential and commercial property services for clients, many of who turn to us time and time again. Nobody knows property in Dublin, Cork and Belfast better than Lisney.

Bill Sheehan & Sons is ideally located in Terenure village, just 10 minutes from junction 11 M50. We are a family business that started out over 65 years ago in Rathgar. We are a main Mitsubishi Franchised Dealership and offer the full range of Mitsubishi vehicles as well as the most up to date service and parts facilities.

Here at South Dublin Vets we treat all pets as if they were our
own! With our hospital in Terenure and new clinic open now Dundrum
we are equipped to a very high standard that enables us to
provide the highest professional standard of care to your pet.
We are dedicated to caring for your pet and aim to do so in a compassionate way. Nothing is too small!

In May 2018, resident optometrist Breda Kearney, along with her husband Brian took over the reigns in Donal MacNally Opticians in Nutgrove and now run it as their own practice, now Kearney & MacNally Opticians. As a husband & wife team, they strive to continue to provide the local community of Rathfarnham with a personal approach along with excellent eyecare.

Every morning at the Bretzel Bakery in Portobello since 1870, before most of our customers are even stirring, our bakers are faithfully producing an enticing and exotic array of “real” bread and cakes, prepared by hand to timeless recipes and baked in original brick-lined ovens.Relying on traditional skills and methods, The Bretzel Bakery has long been synonymous with excellence, its secret residing in the quality of ingredients used and the passion of its bakers who hand make all of our delicious, mouth-watering breads daily.

Thorntons Recycling delivers a wide range of waste management and recycling solutions to over 70,000 Domestic and Commercial Customers

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Races for ages:

8 years and under girls 400m
8 years and under boys 400m

10 years and under girls 400m
10 years and under boys 400m

12 years and under girls 400m
12 years and under boys 400m

14 years and under girls 400m
14 years and under boys 400m

Athletics Ireland rules now allow children aged 15+ to run main 5 mile race.

€5 per entry. Children running must be PRE-REGISTERED 

Juniors races start at 9.30am with the under 8’s girls race first.

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The 2020 Finishers T-shirt Design TBC early in 2020!

Technical Running T-shirt for EVERY finisher!

(Note: all junior race participants will receive a finishers medal instead of a t-shirt)

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Sportsworld Running Clubs Race Pacers are back!

We will have pacers on the day for:


Just line up behind the right flag at the start and let our top pacers do all the work and encourage you to smash that PB!

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Race HQ is Our Ladies School Terenure

Pre-race registration and post race refreshments!

There is NO parking available at Our Ladies School. There is free parking on the roads in the area but PLEASE be considerate to locals and don’t block access and driveways.

The Terenure 5 Mile Race HQ

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The 2020 Sportsworld Terenure 5 Mile Charity Partner is:

St Lukes Hospital Rathgar

Sportsworld Running Club organise the Terenure 5 mile on a purely voluntary basis on behalf of the club and make a large charitable donation each year out of the funds raised. Recent sell out events have enabled us along with our sponsors Lisney, South Dublin Vets and Mitsubishi Ireland: Bill Sheehan & Sons to donate €6000 each to Inner City Helping Homeless, the Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland and The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.


More information below on the great work by this years charity partner St Lukes:

We are dedicated to being a world class leader in cancer treatment, patient care, research and education. In striving for this excellence, the holistic needs of our patients and their families are our greatest concern.

Since it opened in May 1954, St Luke’s Hospital in Rathgar, Dublin, has been caring for cancer patients from all over Ireland.

In July, 2005, the then Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, T.D., announced plans to develop a national network for radiation oncology services. As a result, in 2007, the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) was established.

Website: www.stlukesnetwork.ie

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The Terenure 5 Mile Race 10 reasons to run

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Meet some of our runners!

Meet The Runner Rachael McGuirk

When did you join Sportsworld? April 2019 Where do you work? I am an office admin supervisor in a company called Hedgeserv What is your favourite club session? I...
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How do I enter?

NOTE: 2016, 2017, 2018 AND 2019 RACES SOLD OUT!

The 5 mile race is open to Men and Women aged 15 years and older. See section above on NEW JUNIOR races!

The race caters for everyone from Elite Club Runners, to Joggers and Walkers.

You can enter online for with our Race Entry partner, Primo Events:

Enter the Terenure 5 Mile Race


Entries cost €25 which includes booking fee.

If the 1,500 entries do not sell out beforehand Entry on the day will cost €25 with no technical running t-shirt. Note the race sold out weeks in advance the past 4 years.

Race Number and t-shirt collection

Race Number and T-Shirt collection will take place on three occasions before the race start.

Sportsworld running club clubhouse

Sportsworld Clubhouse for early Friday and Saturday collection – see blue pin on map below

Friday evening 8th May 2020
Sportsworld Running Club Clubhouse in Bushy Park, Templeogue Road, Terenure located beside the Tennis Courts 7:00pm to 9:00pm (Blue pin on map below)

Saturday afternoon the day before the race 9th May 2020
Sportsworld Running Club Clubhouse in Bushy Park, Templeogue Road, Terenure located beside the Tennis Courts 2.00pm to 5.00pm (Blue pin on map below)

Sunday morning before the race 10th May 2020
Gymnasium of Our Lady’s School from 9.00am to 10.30am (Red pin on map below)

NOTE: No on the day registration for junior races. Children MUST be pre-registered.


Free Stuff!

Race Entrants get a lot for their money!

  • A high quality technical t-shirt
  • Free race photo’s will be on Facebook after the race.
  • Race Pace Makers from Sportsworld Running Club to follow for 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 minute finishes
  • Chip Timing – Your time will be accurately recorded by a chip on your race number
  • Thousands of Euro’s in prize fund
  • Numerous Spot Prizes
  • AAI Approved Race
  • Free post race refreshments
  • A fantastic finish gantry
  • A fast flat course
  • Lots of cheering on Lap 2
  • A closed road route
  • A rare chance to run the roads of Terenure Dublin
  • A huge sense of Pride and Achievement

Date and Time

Sunday 10th of May 2020 at 11.00am.

Walkers start earlier at 10.40am

Junior races start at 9.30am with the under 8 girls being the first race and all others following.

Chip Timing

Yes there is chip timing attached to your race number.

Results will be posted afterwards on the My Run Results website.


We do not operate an official baggage drop area but many runners do leave a bag in the Race HQ (Our Ladys School Gymnasium).

We do not take responsibility for any items left on the premises during the race.

Water Stations

There are two water stations.

One at two miles (The Two Sisters Pub) and one after finish line.



  • 1st male and female €400 and trophy each
  • 2nd male and female €250 and trophy each
  • 3rd male and female €150 and trophy each
  • 4th male and female €100 each
  • 5th male and female €50 each


  • 1st male and female senior team €200 for the team and team trophy
  • 2nd male and female senior team €100 for the team and team trophy

Masters (Over 40)

  • 1st male and female masters team €160 for the team and team trophy
  • 2nd male and female masters team €80 for the team and team trophy
  • In all the age categories there is a trophy for 1st and 2nd male and female
    Over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 years old

Changing Rooms

There are toilet and changing rooms available in the Gymnasium of Our Ladys School.

Any items left here during the race is at the competitors risk.


  • There is no parking available at race HQ.
  • On street parking is available in the surrounding roads and housing estates.
  • We encourage our competitors to walk, cycle, use public transport or car pool.

Templeogue Road is serviced by Dublin Busses 154965 and 65b.

Here is a link for;
Templeogue Road Dublin Bus Timetables

Remember Sunday bus service times differ from weekday

Can anyone join Sportsworld Running Club?

Yes Sportsworld Running Club accepts new members all year round.

New members first do a two week free trial at the Club to see if it is for them.

If at the end of the two weeks they wish to join the Annual Membership is;

New members fees:
-Joining any date between January 1st and June 30th: €125 (includes a club race singlet)
-Joining any date between July 1st and September 30th: €85 (includes a club race singlet)
-Joining any date between October 1st and December 31st: €55 (includes a club race singlet)

Note: All memberships expire on Dec 31st. Renewal is then €100 per annum due in January.

To start a two week trial just turn up on a Tuesday or Thursday night and ask for hed coach Emily Dowling. A club committee member is at the door each night to meet new members!


There are no refunds for those who do not run.
But rest assured our charity partner will appreciate your contribution.

Are walkers welcome?

Yes of course. Walkers start the race before the main field at 10.40am

Last year we had a large number of walkers who start before the main field and covered the route on the Footpaths.

Please use the footpaths for safety so as not to cause any collisions with runners.

Medical Assistance 

The Civil Defence will have medical personnel and an ambulance stationed at the start and finish.

There will also be a rapid response cyclist with cardiac difibulator available on the day.

Road Closures 

The course is on public roads, one half of which will be closed to traffic.

Stewards will be in attendance at all junctions and Gardai will also be at strategic points around the course.

Participants will be separated from any traffic by cones in all instances.

Distance Accuracy 

The course has been measured by an international course measurer supplied by Athletics Ireland.

There will be mile markers on the course.

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