Kilkenny FAQ

Kilkenny FAQ?

The date for the 2017 Great Pink Run Kilkenny with Avonmore Slimline Milk is Sunday 10th September based on the grounds of Kilkenny Castle  The event starts and finishes at Kilkenny Castle. The 10KM event starts at 12h00 & the 5KM event starts at 12h40. How can I fundraise? A fundraising page will be created automatically as you register online.   What is the registration process? You must register online to obtain your place in the race.

How do I register an U10 participant? There is an option at registration to register an Under 10. Under 10’s are free but will not receive an event t-shirt.

Is the event chip-timed? No the event is not chip timed. There will be two clocks at the finish line with gun time for both the 5KMand the 10KM distances.

Will I need to collect my race number and timing chip in advance? Yes – race numbers and race t-shirts can be collected at a central venue in Kilkenny City on Saturday Sep 9th from 15:00 to 18:00. Numbers and t-shirts can also be collected at a marquee at the start area from 10:00 on race day.

When and where do I get my T shirt? T-shirts can be collected at race number collection as detailed above.   Will there be a place to leave my bag? Yes – Key / bag (Max 10l i.e. Small Bag) drop will be available should you chose to use it. Stickers will be provided at the bag drop and you should put your race number and label onto you bag before you present it at key / bag drop area. To collect your keys / bag after the race you will need your bib number so that we can easily identify you.
Will there be on course “loo” facilities? Yes we will have portaloo facilities available at the assembly point and a very limited number at approximately 2km & 4km into the 5km lap What do I do with my sponsorship monies? 1. Monies raised through sponsorship can be lodged directly to the BCI Bank Account Allied Irish Banks Name Ac: Breast Cancer Ireland A/C: 26123309 Sort: 93-11-52 Or can be forwarded to Ms Samantha McGregor, Breast Cancer Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2. Your personal online registration page will created at registration with EverydayHero.  Race Start: The 10km will start promptly at 12.00 The 5k will commence at 12.40. The Great Pink Run is all about including everyone and having fun as well as raising much needed funds for this worthwhile charity. As it is also a race, there will be 3 different speed categories and we are likely to do several wave starts to spread out the field but all will receive an accurate chip time from when they cross the starting line until they cross the finish line: 1. Competitive Runner (Typically less than 5 mins / km) 2. Running for Fun (Typically 5 – 7 mins / km) -This is the main section for all shapes and forms of runner 3. Joggers & walkers (Typically 8+mins / km) – This is for those wishing to take their time. Those participating with children/ scooters / strollers are requested to please start the race at the very back of the 5km field and keep children under your control. All Participants must wear race numbers ( which already have timing chips embedded) on their Front and on outer clothing in order to receive an accurate chip time. Will water be provided on the course? We will have a water station at the 5k mark for those running the 10k and after the finish line for all participants. It is advisable for all runners to either bring water themselves or make sure they are well hydrated in advance. Please dispose of any bottles you may carry on the course at the main event HQ area only to avoid littering along the route through the park. Water will be available for all participants after the race finish  Who can participate? We want men, women and children participating in this day. Everyone knows someone that has been affected by Breast Cancer. Use this event to come out and support them. Investment in research is critical in making a difference. Help us in our race for a cure. Is there a different registration fee for children? Yes the entrance fee for children under 18 years of age is €15 and children under 10 years can participate in the 5km Strollers / walking section for FREE. Note entry for U10′s is free and they will receive a medal at the finish line. Can I change from 10km to 5km or 5km to 10km? Yes, you can change up or down on the day. Can I register using a Laser card? Yes – You can register until midnight September 8th online. Registration will also be available on the day but only for cash transactions.  How much is it to register?  We have differing entry charges depending on date registered. Do I have to wear pink? You should try to wear at least one Pink item for the race. It can be anything you like but we encourage everyone to pink it up as much as possible! There will be a prize for our “Best Dressed in Pink” Check out our web gallery for ideas on how to turn yourself pink! I have never completed a 5k before? Don’t worry. You can do it at whatever pace you choose. Participation in the event is what counts What happens afterwards? After each Run is completed, participants will receive a medal marking the occasion What is the minimum age? There is no minimum age – We are encouraging all the family to participate. If you have a baby, push him/her in the buggy! There is no time limit to the race so we encourage you to participate with your little ones in what could be their first sports event but please go in the 5km event and start at the back of the main field! Are all proceeds going to BCI? Yes all of the proceeds from the race will be going to BCI. All costs associated with this event have been kindly covered by the Sponsors on board. Can I get a refund on my entry? Sorry but there are no refunds available once you have entered online as this is a charity event. For any race queries not answered on this website you can e-mail us at