This Sunday an expected 3,400 people will take part in the South Dublin 10k race which runs through Clondalkin.

The number of runners participating this year is up 20% on last year’s race which saw Clonliffe Harriers David Flynn and Leevale’s Lizzie Lee claim top honours.

The race starts at 10.35am in Grange Castle Business Park, and makes its way through Corkagh Park, Clondalkin village and the Grand Canal before returning to the business park.

Now in its’ second year, the South Dublin 10k is part of the KBC Dublin Marathon Race Series 2019 where runners, hoping to take part in the Dublin City Marathon in October, boost their training by participating in a number of organised race distances.

The other races in the series are the Frank Duffy 10 Mile and the Dublin Half Marathon, both of which take place in the Phoenix Park.

The event is supported in South Dublin County by Dublin’s Outdoors.

Frank Nevin, director of Economic, Enterprise, and Tourism Development at South Dublin County Council is looking forward to Sunday’s event.

“The race introduces Clondalkin and all that it can offer, in terms of business development at Grange Castle, heritage and culture at the Round Tower Visitor Centre, and recreation and leisure in Corkagh Park, to over 3,000 people from around the country,” he said.

The Dublin Marathon Race Series began in 2002 and is organised and operated by the board who have been organising the Dublin City Marathon since 1980.

In order to facilitate the event road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Notice of Road Closures is available on the Council’s website at http://www.sdublincoco.ie/Media/Item/41492?p=1