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The Clongowes 5km  / 10km run is part of a Transition Year Project called ‘ The Duck Push ‘ which raises funds for medical equipment for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.


The project began in 1993 and has raised over €2.2m for medical equipment since then.


All proceeds from the Clongowes 5km and 10km run go towards the purchase of equipment for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.


Rather than taking a path through the beautiful grounds of the boarding school campus we are going virtual this year like many of our fundraising colleagues. Hopefully next year will see everyone back at Clongowes again.


In the meantime here is what you need to do to get involved and help the cause:

Everyone is invited to take part at whatever level you are comfortable with by walking , jogging  or going  for a personal best  in the 5km or 10km distance.


The important thing now is to support the cause and keep the torch alight !


What do I need to do?

  • Register for this challenge through the Pop up Races page
  • Complete your 5km / 10km between 10am on Saturday 24th and 6.00pm on Sunday 25th
  • Submit your time to : using an app such as mapmyrun.

The cost to register ;

Single adult €20 for  both 5km  /   10km (price excludes  7% booking fee & includes postage

Family €40 ( 2 + 2 U12 )

Single Student €15



The first 150 participants to sign up online will receive our custom running shirt. These will be posted out from Monday, April 26th

Trophies will be awarded  for 1st 2nd and 3rd placings for both male and female participants in the 5km and 10km events and medals awarded for the first placed athletes at u-16 level for boys and girls.

We are making a photo gallery of the weekend  for our Duck Push web page and invite you to send in your photos to You might win a spot prize !

Have an enjoyable day, keep safe and practice all covid guidelines.