Christmas Cracker 5k Family Fun Run takes place on Sunday December 29th at 12pm on the roads around the Morton Stadium in Santry.
The inaugural Christmas Cracker 5k took place in December 2011. The race is now an annual fixture in the Clonliffe Harriers and Irish Athletics calendar. It is a 5k road race which uniquely starts and finishes on the track at the Morton Stadium, Santry. The athletes complete a circuit of the track before proceeding out onto the road to run a loop through Northwood in Santry before coming back down the fast Santry Avenue turning left again and then back into the stadium to complete a lap of the stadium. The Christmas Cracker 5 k is open to all, walkers and fun runners are particularly welcome, to take part in a race which features a festive atmosphere and an opportunity for some fresh air and a post Christmas Day shake down.
There are prizes in all categories, seniors, juniors, masters and of course spot prizes.
The race HQ is the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse. The race will start on the track in the Morton Stadium. After completing a lap the runners will go out the stadium turning left heading towards the airport, left again into Northwood Estate, past the Crowne Plaza Hotel, left again at Ballymun, left again at Santry Cross proceeding down the length of Santry Avenue, left at the bottom of Santry Avenue and back into the stadium to complete a lap of the stadium.