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Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5k Road Race 2017

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 19:50

Contact Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
Athletics Ireland Cork City 5k Road No Yes N/A

Grant Thornton Corporate  Challenge 5k Road Race 2017

South Mall, Cork City Centre

19:50pm Wednesday June 14th 2017

This event is run under an Athletics Ireland permit/licence



Organised and hosted by Cork Athletics, in association with Athletics Ireland
    
This course was measured by John Quigley, AIMS/IAAF International Grade 'B' Measurer

 

GT5K Cork Launch 2017r

 

 

The Mall, Cork – 14th June 2017

 

Belfast City Airport – 22nd June 2017

Dublin Docklands – 6th September 2017

Business advisors Grant Thornton, Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland have today announced the dates for the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge series for 2017.


The locations and dates are The Mall, Cork on Wednesday 14th June, Belfast City Airport on Thursday 22nd June 2017, the flagship event, Dublin Docklands will take place on Wednesday 6th September.

Aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, the event welcomes both seasoned runners as well as beginners. Each run will be a team event, with four participants on each team. Team members’ times are combined to determine the winner in each category. There are three categories; male, female & mixed.

Paul McCann, Managing Partner with Grant Thornton said:  “We are delighted to be hosting the 5k Corporate Challenge Series again in 2017. As a team event, these runs offer a great opportunity to build team spirit and generate some healthy competition.  The run series has grown hugely in popularity, and this year, we are hosting 3 runs during the summer – in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. I would encourage both employers and employees alike, across the country, to sign up and get involved!”


Event Ambassador, International Athlete Mark Christie commented, “The Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge is a great way of encouraging people within the workplace to get or keep fit. Each year the event is made up of runners from those who run regularly to complete beginners. The team element adds a sense of fun & camaraderie amongst work colleagues. I’m really looking forward to taking part of it this year and looking forward to encouraging my colleague to take part with me in the Dublin Docklands on September 6th”


John Foley, Chief Executive of Athletics Ireland, said “As an association one of our core strategic objectives is to promote health and fitness in the population as a whole. This event enables us to reach beyond our core membership into the business community by encouraging them to focus on a fitness programme which targets a 5k run; a good starter point for novice runners.”

Foley added: “Grant Thornton’s sponsorship of this event allows for it to be a revenue earner for the association with profits generated channelled into our Junior High Performance Athletics programmes. These programmes provide support and expertise to close to 100 of our emerging young athletes to help them to fulfil their potential.”

All events are chip timed, each participant will receive a technical t-shirt and goody bag. All participants are encouraged to fundraise for the chosen charity, Make-A-Wish, through www.everydayhero.com/ie/ to which 10% of all registration fees will be donated.

 

Enter Your Team

To ENTER YOUR TEAM now on www.grantthorntoncorporatechallenge.ie

 

Wednesday 14th June 2017 – South Mall, Cork  - Early Bird Price €100: now until 14/04/2017

 

Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 11pm – Belfast Airport - Early Bird Price £85: now until 15/04/2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017 – Docklands, Dublin - Early Bird Price €100: now until 31/06/2017

 

 

Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5k Course Details

Route map on MapMyRun

Grant Thornton 5k Corporate Challenge Course Route Map

Course Elevation Profile

Don't be fooled by the 'ups & downs' in the profile - the fluctuations shown are largely due to Google being fooled by the presence of trees, forexample, the steepish rise, at 3km, is due to the trees on the Marina.  The overall elevation difference, between the highest point and the lowest point on the course is approx. 5m

Grant Thornton 5k Corporate Challenge Course Elevation Profile

Route

The race starts on South Mall, outside the Grant Thornton offices.

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Grant Thornton 2016 Start

 Centre Park Road - 1KM, Just after RoundaboutGrant-Thornton-2016-1k

Centre Park Road - 1 Mile - Outside Pat McDonnell PaintsGrant-Thornton-2016-1M

Centre Park Road - 2KM

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Marina - 3KM

Grant Thornton 2016 3k

Marina - Turn towards Atlantic Pond - Mind the step!

Grant Thornton 2016 Marina Turn

Atlantic Pond - 2 Miles View towards Marina

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Atlantic Pond - 2 Miles View away from Marina - Runner's viewGrant-Thornton-2016-2Mb

Monaghan Road - 4k

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Monaghan Road - 3 Miles

Grant Thornton 2016 3M

The Finish Line!Grant-Thornton-2016-Finish

Looking Back from the Finish Line

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Cork Athletics is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.

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