The fourth annual Thoroughbred Run will take place on June 18 next in line with Father's Day.
Hosted by Kildare Town Sports Partners this year they have added a marathon as well as the annual 5k, 10k and half Marathon.
The course is described as particularly flat. The Marathon will comprise of two loops of the half course, almost 2k of the half, 5k and 10k pass through the tranquil and unspoiled grounds of the Irish National Stud.
All runs will start and finish in Kildare Town where there will be family fun and entertainment provided in The Square before, during and after the event.
“Over 1,000 runners have registered to take part in selection of Thoroughbred runs, 5K, 10K, half and full marathon from town Square, “ said Cllr Suzanne Doyle.
“It is a lovely opportunity to take part with family or sit on Square watching live coverage of race through Irish National Stud on large outdoor screen.” On the day registration will open at 7am.
There will be a live feed of runners on the road streaming to monster screens in Market Square. Organisers have commissioned a fabulous medal for this year’s event and each of our winners will receive a special version of the medal along with prizes for 1,2,3 male/female in each event.
Members from the Irish Nursery Association will also be on hand at their new plant fair in the square with the specialist nursery plant exhibitors fresh from Bloom and Chelsea flower shows promising unusual and exotic garden plants and advice for all who pass by.
This year’s event yet again coincides with the start of the Derby festival in Kildare Town, so there will be plenty happening all day in the town including artisan food producers and restaurants serving an array of gourmet food, al fresco on picnic tables in the square all day long.