St Benildus College


April 22nd, 2019

St Benildus College is delighted to announce that we will be running our Third Annual Rás Benildus 5k Run/Walk @ 19:30 on Friday the 17th of May 2019. Over 400 participants participated in last year’s event, and we are anticipating similar numbers again this year.
This is a wonderful community initiative which brings people together to enjoy a healthy and enjoyable journey, at whatever pace, through the local communities of Kilmacud and Sandyford. Rás Benildus is a truly inclusive event, which is open to individuals and to families, indeed parents with buggies and dogs on leads are most welcome!

The course will be well marshalled and local Gardaí will be on hand to provide traffic support. The Rás Benildus course is predominantly on footpaths in the locality. In fact there is only one road to be crossed which is at the Drummartin Link Rd/Upper Kilmacud Rd intersection (see map below).

Online entry to Rás Benildus is only €10 for students, €20 for adults and there is a special family rate of €40 which covers two adults and two students/children. All finishers will receive the exclusive Rás Benildus t-shirt and post-race goodies.

We are very grateful to Action24 for their generous sponsorship of Rás Benildus.

The Rás Benildus proceeds will go to Our Lady’s Hospice in memory of our former teacher Mr. Kevin Tuohy & to Walk While You Can, Fr. Tony Coote’s initiative in support of Motor Neuron Disease.

With such large numbers participating, it is important that we have a large team of adult volunteers on the night. As a result, we are appealing to all adults in the St Benildus College community to help us out. Ní neart go cur le chéile – unity is strength! We would truly appreciate your support in relation to this initiative.


  • Enter & participate in Rás Benildus – REGISTER ONLINE for Rás Benildus 2019
  • Provide financial support/sponsorship.
  • Volunteer to help out on the night (stewards/course marshals/results etc.) Friday May 17th 2019 19:00-21:00.
  • Bake a cake or make some finger food for distribution with a cup of tea on the night.

If you can help out in any way please contact Mr. Oisín Mac Eoin, Deputy Principal St. Benildus College, by emailing

Online entry for Rás Benildus 2019 will be open until FRIDAY MAY 10th. Entry on the night of the event (17-05-19) is €25 (subject to availability).
The first 300 entries will receive the specially designed Rás Benildus t-shirt and every finisher will receive plenty of post race goodies.

We are very grateful to Action 24 for once again sponsoring Rás Benildus 2019.

Entry €20 on line, €25 on the day (subject to availability).
The first 300 entries will receive the specially designed Rás Benildus t-shirt and every finisher will receive the Benildus Goody Bag.
We are very grateful to Action 24 for sponsoring Rás Benildus.

race route

Rás Benildus T-Shirt

Rás Benildus Poster

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