Business advisors Grant Thornton and Athletics Ireland today announced the return of the Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge. Building on from the resounding success of last year’s inaugural event, the 2013 edition will take place on the evening of Tuesday the 10th of September and will follow a flat course around Dublin’s Docklands.
Aimed at encouraging social running amongst Dublin’s business community, the event welcomes both seasoned runners as well as beginners. This is a team event and a minimum of four participants will enter with team members’ times combined to determine the winner.
Event Ambassador, Olympian and former London Marathon winner Catherina McKiernan commented on last year’s run:
“It was a fantastic sight to see so many runners competing last year for the basic love of running. The event is a great way to attract people into running and in particular the team element of the event really appeals to the greater running community.”
Colin Feely, Partner with Grant Thornton, said:
“This event is a great opportunity to build team spirit so I would encourage both employees and employers from businesses throughout Dublin to get involved. With twelve weeks to go, there’s plenty of time to round up your colleagues and make this a night to remember.”
Last year there were over 1,750 participants and the event was oversubscribed, early registration is advisable this year.
There will be prizes on offer for the top five teams in the Male, Female and Mixed categories and all entrants will receive a souvenir technical t-shirt and a goody bag.
Entry fee per team will be €100, with 10% of every entry being made to Pieta House – suicide and self harm crisis centre. The event will have chip timing – a fast and accurately measured course and a great atmosphere!
For more information, visit the Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge website.