Lynch and Tonosa on hand to launch 2020 Great Ireland Run


Grace Lynch and Hiko Tonosa were on hand to launch the 2020 Great Ireland Run 10k which will take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday April 5th. The 20th annual running of the Great Ireland Run 10k will see participants enjoy the iconic surroundings of Europe's largest urban park.

Thousands of walkers, runners and elite athletes are expected to once again turn out at one of the marque events on the athletics calendar. Organisers are already delivering on their promise that this year the race will be bigger and better than the 2019 edition.

Athletics Ireland took over staging of the event last year, and they are committed to seeing Great Ireland Run retain the prestige of years gone by. While the event attracts many elite athletes, it’s also a great starting point for anyone looking to step up to 10k for the first time. With it being the 20th edition of the race, organisers are delighted to offer the first 1000 participants 20% off entry into the 2020 Great Ireland Run.

The event will also host the Athletics Ireland 10k championships, which in 2019 saw both Grace Lynch and Hiko Tonosa pick up national championship medals. Speaking at the launch, last year's National 10k Champion Hiko Tonosa said;

“Winning an Irish National Championships was true honour for me and I’m already looking forward to competing next year”.

Grace Lynch, who also picked up a national championship medal last year said:

“The Great Ireland Run has such a prestigious history, and when you see the calibre of athletes that have taken the titles here before, you know it's a race that you just have to try and win. It's always a date I pencil in the diary at the start of the season”.

If you fancy putting on your running shoes and joining Hiko and Grace at the 2020 Great Ireland Run, then avail of the 20% early bird discount available to the first 1000 entries. All participants will receive a Great Ireland Run T-Shirt, Medal and Goodie Bag. Further information can be found at

Race Entry Includes:

Early Bird Rate of €24 for first 1000 entries
Official AAI measured route
Chip timed event
Race T-shirt, Medal, and Goodie Bag

Normal Race Entry: €30

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