Operation Transformation leaders set to take on Irish Runner 5K


The Operation Transformation leaders will be returning to the Phoenix Park on May 15th to take on the prestigious Irish Runner 5k sponsored by Sports Travel International. 

A host of OT leaders, who completed their first ever 5k at the Operation Transformation event on February 19th, will be taking the next step on their running journey with the support of Athletics Ireland who will be hosting the May 15th event in the Phoenix Park.

2022 Operational Transformation leaders Katie Jones, Kathleen Hurley-Mullins, Stefano Sweetman, and John Ryan were all in attendance at the announcement in the Phoenix Park today. Today marks the 4-week countdown to the Irish Runner 5k which is an ideal starting point for anyone looking to “conquer the distance” for the first time, with Athletics Ireland providing a host of support staff as well as multiple pacers to help you achieve your race day goal.

Athletics Ireland will be offering free training plans and advice to everyone looking to take part in the Irish Runner 5k via the Athletics Ireland Race Series Facebook page which also provides details on how to enter.

Walkers and joggers alike will enjoy the iconic surroundings of the Phoenix Park on May 15th while also experiencing the pre-race atmosphere created by media partner Q102 who will be in attendance on the day.

Everyone taking part in the Irish Runner 5k will also have the option to run for one of the nominated charities: Pieta House, Irish Red Cross, or Women's Aid. Fundraising pages can be set up in a quick and easy process when registering.

And for those who can’t make it to the Phoenix Park on May 15th, there will be a virtual entry option including a live leader board so everyone can get involved.

All participants (live and virtual events) will receive a race medal and have the option to purchase a race t-shirt at the registration stage should they choose to.

The Irish Runner 5k sponsored by Sports Travel International will mark the first race of the 2022 Athletics Ireland Race Series which also incorporates the Irish Runner 5 Mile on June 12th and the Irish Runner 10 Mile on July 10th. These events will also incorporate the National 5k, 5 Mile, and 10 Mile Championships.

Additional Information:

About Sports Travel International

Athletics Ireland are delighted to confirm the return of the Athletics Ireland Race Series which will be kindly sponsored by Sports Travel International - 'Ireland's Sports Travel Experts'.

The series, which went virtual for the last two years, will be returning to the Phoenix Park for 3 races which will be bigger and better than ever!

  • Irish Runner 5K, Sunday 15th May 2022
  • Irish Runner 5 Mile, Sunday 12th June 2022
  • Irish Runner 10 Mile, Sunday 10th July 2022

Visit www.sportstravelinternational.com/ to learn more.

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