The Annual Aware Christmas Run is a 10K and 5K race around Phoenix Park on Saturday 12th December.
This race has been around a few years, (since 2007 I think, but it’s years since I ran it). It attracts reasonably good numbers:
Finishers 2014 – 10k: 1,150. 5k: 600
Finishers 2013 – 10k: 1,400, 5k: 500
This is a pretty expensive race, particularly the 5k, as both distances are €25 to enter. However it is for a worthwhile charity cause, so there’s no suprise that it still attracts decent numbers. The organisers encourage people to fund raise or donate (although it’s not obligatory) and an incredible €80,000 was raised by the event last year.
You can register on the Fit Magazine website here.
This is a pretty tough, hilly 10k course. There’s an early climb around 2k, but the hardest is probably at 9k, when the legs are a bit more tired. However, it is a very scenic route around the Phoenix park, particularly enjoyable for anybody not worried about a time.