Spar Fitlive

Join Al Porter, Karl Henry, Derval O’Rourke and Irish Olympian Mick Clohisey in the SPAR Fitlive 5k/10k Run on July 15th  at 10am in the Phoenix Park.

All participants will receive the following on the race day:

•    Goodie bag
•    T-shirt
•    Medal
•    Race chip-timing
•    Finish line video
•    Baggage storage area.
•    Refreshment

This is a family-friendly event with:

•    Place prizes for under 18’s
•    Free entry kiddies 500m dash (for Under 10’s)
•    Face Painting
•    Picnic Area

Course Map

AL Porter

AL Porter

Comedian and Today FM Radio star

AL Porter

Karl Henry

Karl Henry

One of Ireland's most recognised and leading personal trainers.

Karl Henry

Derval O’Rourke

Derval O'Rourk

Irish former sprint hurdles athlete.

Derval O'Rourk

SPAR FIT LIVE 5K and 10K FUN RUN TIMETABLE

  • 08.30 Information Desk, Toilets, Parking available.
  • 08.30 Number Collection and Tee Shirt Collection Area Opens
  • 08.30 PA OPENS
  • 09.15 Individual Warm up
  • 09.40 10K Runners Assemble in Allocated Assembly Zones
  • 09.50 10K Runners Mass Warm Up
  • 10.00 10K Runners First Wave Start – Runners /Joggers (3 Waves in total)
  • 10:30 First 10K Runners Finish
  • 10:38 10K Prize Giving
  • 10:40 5K Runners Assemble in Allocated Assembly Zones
  • 10:50 5K Runner Mass Warm Up
  • 11:00 5K First Wave Starts
  • 11:15 5K First Runners Finish
  • 11:22 5K Prize Giving
  • 12:00 Kids 500m Dash – Free to enter!

RUN BIB NUMBER IN ENVELOPE

Your Race BIB number includes a chip that identifies who you are and will calculate what time you have taken to complete the 5K or 10K run. The results for this BIB number with your name and time will be printed in Mondays Irish Independent. You must therefore bring the BIB number to the event as we will be unable to issue another chipped number to get your result in the paper.

TEE SHIRT COLLECTION

All Participants are asked to participate in the event wearing their SPAR FIT LIVE Tee-shirt. The Tee-shirts will be available in sizes Small, Medium Large and X-Large and can be collected from 08.30 near the Start Line by presenting your Run BIB number. You will need to collect your run number first!

CHANGING FROM 10K TO 5K (And Vice Versa)

To check your entry log www.myrunresults.ie/events. If you need to change distance or amend any of your details please email ronan@myrunresults.com. We will gladly change for you. You will also receive an email detailing these instructions.
Alternatively you can switch on the morning of the race. This can be done at the help desk near the start line at no later than 09:00.

BAGGAGE

Because of the number of participants in the run, it is not possible to provide changing rooms. There will be limited baggage storage area. Please place you bag in the area allocated to your number where it will be in safekeeping until you recover it after the run. For security purposes you will be required to show your run number in order to recover your bag.
Under no circumstances should you leave valuables in your bag. While the organisers will make every effort to ensure a safe event, no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to personal items.

ASSEMBLY /START

The assembly area is adjacent to the start line which will be clearly marked by the start gantry. The assembly area will be divided into sections as follows:

1 JOGGERS 2: JOGGERS/WALKERS 3. WALKERS

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ENTER THE START AREA IN THE ASSEMBLY ZONE WHICH CORRESPONDS BEST TO YOUR FITNESS LEVEL.

LITTER

The Phoenix Park is being made available to the SPAR FIT LIVE 5K/10k Fun Run under permission of the Office of Public Works. We encourage all participants and spectators to exercise the highest respect for this fantastic city amenity, and to dispose of any litter by using the facilities provided on the day or by bringing your litter home with you. Please adopt a “leave no trace” policy when exiting the park.

BEFORE YOUR RUN

WARM-UP

It is recommended that you commence your individual warm up approx. 45 mins before the start time. This is to allow time for access to the toilets, access to the baggage area and to get to your assembly zone in a timely manner. Your warm up should include some light jogging and stretching. It is vitally important to warm up the working muscles especially if the weather is cool. A mass warm up will be organised at 09.50am (For 10K) and 10:50 (For 5K) by an experienced trainer.

RUN NUMBERS/BIBS

Please print the following information clearly on the reverse of your run number/bib:
• Name and contact number In Case of Emergency
• Medical Conditions

MEDICAL

St John Ambulance will be providing medical cover for this run. If you have an on-going medical condition please make yourself known to a member of the St John Ambulance on site on the morning before the run commences. The medical centre will be located adjacent to the finish line.

WATER

5K – There will not be water on the course during your run. Water will be available as you cross the finish line. Please ensure to hydrate appropriately pre-race.
10K – There will be a water station on the course at approximately 5.5 KM. If you require water before or during the run please bring it with you. Water will be provided to each participant after you finish the run.

AFTER YOUR RUN

AT THE FINISH

After you cross the finish line please keep moving and follow the instructions of the marshals who will direct you to where you will receive your finishers pack.

BAGGAGE RECOVERY

As soon as you have exited the finish system please recover your left baggage from the designated area. Remember you will need to produce your run number in order to recover your baggage.

SPECTATORS

The entire Phoenix Park will be open for everyone to enjoy. You can watch participants running throughout the run at the many vantage points on the course. As you move around the course please be aware that only those roads used for the run will be closed and the traffic will be moving throughout the rest of the park. The Phoenix Park is a wonderful amenity in our capital city and is there to be enjoyed by all. Please be mindful of others as you access the park on run day.

PARKING

There is a limited car parking available in the Phoenix Park. We recommend that you park in some of the multi-story car parks in the city centre as listed below and use the public transport system servicing the Phoenix Park. Please check the following websites www.dublinbus.ie /www.luas.ie

  • Parkgate Street
  • Thomas Street
  • Ushers Quay
  • Wood Quay
  • Christchurch Place
  • College Green Clarendon Street
  • Drury Street
  • St Stephens Green Shopping Centre
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • ILAC Centre Jervis street
  • Parnell Street
  • Arnotts, Princes Street
  • Dawson Street
  • Temple Bar
  • Fleet Street

BUSES/LUAS TO PHOENIX PARK

For those wishing to access Phoenix by Public Transport on July 15th there are several BUS options. The numbers 37/38/39 and 70 serve the Phoenix Park. If you travel on any of these routes disembark at the BAGOTT ROAD stop and there is a five minute walk to the start area. Alternatively the numbers 25/26/66 and 67 serve Heuston Station. The RED LUAS line also serves Heuston Station.
Alternatively there are several public cycle parks in the vicinity of Heuston Station. Visit www.cycledublin.ie for locations.