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Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge

Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge, run in association with Athletics Ireland, is aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community. On Wednesday 5th of September, the GT5K series moves to Dublin. Get a team together and take on the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge around Dublin's iconic docklands.

Enter as part of a company team of four with three categories available; male, female and mixed. 5K is a great distance for beginners and experienced runners alike, so there is no excuse for you and your colleagues to give it a try!

Date: Wednesday 5th September 2018

Time: 7:45pm

Entry fee per team:

€100: 15/02/2018 – 6/07/2018 @ 5pm
€110: 7/07/2018 – 3/08/2018 @ 5pm
€120: 4/08/2018 – 31/08/2018 @ 5pm

Entries close: Friday August 31st @ 5pmTeam prizes for the top five in each category and all participants will receive a goodie bag and technical t-shirt.

In addition, 10% of each entry fee will go to our chosen charity, The Simon Communities in Ireland. The Simon Communities in Ireland are a network of eight regionally based independent Simon Communities based in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, the Midlands, the Mid West, the North West and the South East that share common values and ethos in tackling all forms of homelessness throughout Ireland, supported by a National Office.

The Simon Communities have been providing services in Ireland for almost 50 years. The Simon Communities deliver support and service to over 11,000 people and families throughout Ireland who experience – or are at risk of – homelessness every year. Whatever the issue, for as long as we are needed, Simon’s door is always open.

Services range from:

  • Housing provision, tenancy sustainment & settlement services, housing advice & information services helping people to make the move out of homelessness & working with households at risk;
  • Specialist health & treatment services addressing some of the issues which may have contributed to homeless occurring or may be a consequence.
  • Emergency accommodation & support providing people with a place of welcome, warmth & safety;
  • Soup runs & rough sleeper teams who are often the first point of contact for people sleeping rough.

Making a difference

Healthy workforce: These events encourage social running amongst the business communities in Galway, Cork, Belfast and Dublin, helping to improve the health and wellness of the workforce and building team spirit.

Young athletes: Grant Thornton’s support also makes a positive difference to young, promising athletes in Ireland with event organisers Athletics Ireland channelling funds raised from these races into their Junior High-Performance programme which enables these emerging athletes to fulfil their potential.

For more information on the race check out the event website and register HERE - or log onto the Grant Thornton Corporate Team Challenge Facebook page.

For bulk entries please contact Roisin - roisinhorgan@athleticsireland.ie