Grant Thornton 5k

Grant Thornton 5K Run Goes Virtual For 2020

 

The GT 5K race series, which is the country’s largest and longest running corporate event has seen 70,000 runners in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast take part for the past eight years, is going virtual this year to continue to raise charitable funds in a time of need. The race series encourages social running amongst Ireland’s business community and welcomes all abilities, from beginners to experienced runners.

This year Grant Thornton is opening the competition to corporate teams, individuals, families, sports clubs and anybody else who would like to enter a team. Runners will be able to register online, complete their run over the weekend of the 14th, 15th & 16th August, and upload their best time to a live leader board by midnight on Sunday 16th August.

Earlier this year The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland was announced as the 2020 GT5k Charity Partner and runners are encouraged to #doitfordementia as many charities are struggling to raise funds as a result of Covid-19.

Registration is now open and available HERE.

Event FAQs are available HERE.

Virtual GT5K - 6 Week Training Prgramme: Click Here

 

 

About Grant Thornton 

Grant Thornton is Ireland’s fastest growing professional services firm. With over 1,450 people in 7 offices across Ireland and a presence in over 130 countries around the world, we bring you the local knowledge, national expertise and global presence to help you and your business succeed – wherever you’re located. We deliver solutions to all business challenges. Clients choose us because the breadth of financial and business services they need is available, delivered innovatively and always to the highest standards. At Grant Thornton we are committed to long term relationships. 

For further information visit: grantthornton.ie  

Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland

This year our chosen charity is Alzheimer’s society of Ireland, the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland.  The society work across Ireland in the heart of communities providing services and supports and advocating for the rights of people living with dementia and their carers.

Their vision is an Ireland where people on the journey of dementia are valued and supported

Each year over 4,000 people in Ireland develop dementia, 1 in 10 of those is under 65.

About Athletics Ireland

The GT5K series is organised by the national governing body Athletics Ireland whose mission is to support and develop the athletes of Ireland of all ages, disciplines and abilities.

As an association one of its core strategic objectives is to promote health and fitness in the population as a whole and this event enables them to reach beyond their core membership into the business community by encouraging them to focus on a fitness programme which targets a 5k run which is a good starting point for novice runners.

Contact us

For any media queries, please contact Daragh Browne:  daraghbrowne@athleticsireland.ie

For registration queries, please contact roadraces@athleticsireland.ie

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