High five for Slane Castle 5k

Story by Ann Casey

Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 5:25pm

High five for Slane Castle 5k

The fifth Slane Castle 5km Trail Run/Walk will take place on Sunday 12th of May in the grounds of Slane Castle at 10am.

The 5km route itself is completely within the majestic grounds of the Castle and includes the scenic forest trail along the River Boyne. This is a real opportunity for everyone regardless of ability or fitness level to experience the magnificent surrounds of Slane Castle.
The event is organised by the Parents Association of St Patrick's National School, Slane, along with help from Meath Local Sports Partnership, Slane Castle and the Civil Defence.
Lord Alex Mount Charles welcomed the return of the 5km event.
“I am delighted to support the cause and looked forward to everyone enjoying the Slane Castle experience,” he said.
For the fourth year in a row, Keating’s Oil is the main sponsor for this popular event which saw over 400 participants take part in 2018. The feedback from the 2018 event was extremely positive and participants commented on the beauty of the course, describing it as an “excellent route”.
At the recent launch of the event was the acting principal of St Patrick’s National School, Lorna Gerrard.
She will be joined by staff and pupils of the school in the event and they are training in preparation for the big day.
All members of the community and the wider catchment area are encouraged to take part in this event.
The first 400 finishers will receive a bespoke special edition medal. The first 200 adults to arrive on the day will also receive a technical running T-shirt. Children will also receive a t-shirt on registration this year.
After race refreshments will be available to all who support the event. Registration is open online through eventmaster.ie, and interested participants can also check out the Slane Castle 5km Trail Run/Walk face book page.
Early bird registration is €15 for anyone over the age of 16, and you can also register on the day (before 9.30am) for €20 for adults and €5 for children under the age of 16. Race-goers can also avail of parking on the grounds of the castle.
Pets are not permitted in the grounds of the Castle.
To celebrate the 5th year anniversary of Slane Castle 5k Trail Run, Slane Castle and Slane Distillery will be offering a 50 per cent discount on combination tours! To avail of this one time offer, book through the Castle or Distillery website www.slanecastle.ie www.slaneirishwhiskey.com using the promo code: SLANENS5K