ERP Xmas Cracker 5k


The inaugural Christmas Cracker 5k Family Fun Run took place in December 2011. The race is now an annual fixture in the Clonliffe Harriers and Irish Athletics calendar. It is a 5k road race which uniquely starts and finishes on the track at the Morton Stadium, Santry. The athletes complete a circuit of the track before proceeding out onto the road to run a loop through Northwood in Santry before coming back down the fast Santry Avenue turning left again and then back into the stadium to complete a lap of the stadium. The Christmas Cracker 5 k is open to all, walkers and fun runners are particularly welcome, to take part in a race which features a festive atmosphere and an opportunity for some fresh air and a post Christmas Day shake down. The 2021 Christmas Cracker 5k Charity Family Fun Run has been cancelled but will return at Christmas 2022.

ERP 2013 (2)


Senior Men 1,2,3.    Senior Women 1,2,3

Junior Men 1,2,3.    Junior Women 1,2,3

1st & 2nd Masters O/40, O/50, O/60, O/70, O/80 Men and Women.

(pictured above) Emmet Dunleavy 2nd and Joe Warne 1st inaugural race 2011


The race HQ is the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse. The race will start on the track in the Morton Stadium. After completing a lap the runners will go out the stadium turning left heading towards the airport, left again into Northwood Estate, past the Crowne Plaza Hotel, left again at Ballymun, left again at Santry Cross proceeding down the length of Santry Avenue, left at the bottom of Santry Avenue and back into the stadium to complete a lap of the stadium.

(Pictured) Efrem Gidey  (Clonliffe Harriers ) Winner 29/12/19


This year’s race is deferred until Christmas 2022.

Event Partner:

Charity Partner:


On line entry: 

Entry fee:

€20.00 online in advance, or €25. on the day.

The Race Director is Eoin Murray.

Mark Christie (2)

(pictured above) Mark Christie Race Winner 2013 Course Record (14.22)

Race winners:

2019: Men: Efrem Gidey (Clonliffe) 14.25. Women: Ciara Hickey (Bros. Pearse) 16.36

2018: Men: Efrem Gidey (Clonliffe) 14.47.9. Women: Siofra O’Flaherty (SLOT) 17.05.7

2017: Men: Valdas Dopolskas (Balbriggan) 15.17.9. Women: Eleanor Alexander (Clonliffe) 18.25.6

2016: Men: Adam O`Brien (Clonliffe Harriers) 15.47. Women: Maria McCambridge (DSD) 16.53

2015: Men: Paul Stephenson (Rathfarnham) 15.20. Women: Emma Donlon (MSB) 18.29

2014:   Men: John Frazer (Crusaders AC) 15.35.3.  Women: Hope Saunders (Clonliffe Harriers) 18.22

2013:  Men: Mark Christie (Mullingar Harriers) 14.22 (Course Record). Women Kate O`Neill (MSB) 18.04

2012: Men: Tom Fitzpatrick (Tallaght AC) 14:42. Women: Karry Harty (Newcastle AC) 16:46

2011: Men: Joe Warne (Doheny AC) 14:43.  Women: Sara Treacy (Moynalvey AC) 16:06


Results Christmas Cracker 29th Dec 2019

ERP Xmas Cracker 18 Results

ERP Xmas Cracker 5k 2017


Clonliffe_5k_2015 Results overall

Christmas Cracker 5k 2014 FINAL RESULTS

ERP Christmas Cracker 2013 results click: Clonliffe 5km Results

Clonliffe Christmas Cracker 2011 Final Results

Clonliffe Christmas Cracker 2012 Final Results