Duck Push 5k Run | Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 6th May 2021

charity run

The Clongowes 5km / 10km Fun Run in aid of Duck Push 2021 took place on Saturday, April 24th. The Duck Push is an annual fundraiser led by TY students that purchases vital medical equipment for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

With blue skies as a backdrop and a warming sun on their backs, the Elements boys were the first group to set off on their 5km run taking in familiar paths like the main avenue and the rugby fields but also less trodden roads up to the farm and round the old walled garden. The campus looked beautiful!

Each Year Group was well represented with just over 200 students taking part and nearly 140 signing up with locally-based Pop-Up-Races to support the Duck Push.  In all, over €3,000 was raised for the Transition Year fundraiser. We want to thank ‘Medals and Pedals’ Clane for sponsoring the medals and trophies. 

The TY boys set out the course the evening before the event and marshalled the run so that everything ran smoothly. 

We want to thank everyone who supported the run including students, teachers, parents and OCs who took part in the run ‘virtually’ from all over Ireland and overseas. If you missed the run this year you might like to take part in 2022 when hopefully we will be able to host the run on campus again. 

Congratulations to all of you who took part and our winners who are listed below.


Please see the attached album for more photos of the day


5km award winners. 

Men’s Women’s 
1 Eric Boland 1 Emma Boland
2 Kevin Donagher 2 Alison Duff
3 James Keenan 3 Kerry Pollock


10km award winners 

Men’s Women’s
1 David Scott 1 Laura Duffy
2 David Slaughter 2 Karen Cole
3 Adrian Gahan 3 Geraldine Healy


U-16 Boys winner:  Ben Smyth 

U-16 Girls winner:  Saoirse Villing 

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