Grant Thornton’s 5K Corporate Team Challenge Returns

2nd May 2023

Posted In: Be In The Frame

Grant Thornton Ireland recently announced the return of the GT5K Corporate Team Challenge, with races taking place in Cork and Dublin later this year. Back for its 12th edition, the GT5K series, which is aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community, has become a mainstay on the social running calendar each year.

Also returning as national race ambassador for this year’s series is three-time Olympian Derval O’Rourke, who is partnering with Grant Thornton Ireland for the event for the third year in a row.

Speaking on the official launch of the GT5K series today, Derval O’Rourke said: “I am delighted to be once again the national ambassador for the GT5K and where better to kick off this year’s series than Cork City! I know the GT5K team have some great plans for the night and participants can expect this year’s series to create an even bigger buzz around the city, so I encourage everyone to get their entry form in early!”

The first race of this year’s GT5K series will take place on Tuesday June 13th in Cork, with race registration officially open. The Dublin event which takes place on Tuesday 26th September will open for registration shortly with full details to be announced over the coming weeks.

The event welcomes participants from across the country of all abilities, from seasoned runners to complete beginners. Each run can be completed individually or as a team, 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.

Speaking about this year’s event, Michael McAteer, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to see the return of Grant Thornton’s GT5K series now in its 12th year! For over a decade now we have been encouraging people, particularly those in the business community, to get out and get active, and it’s fantastic to see the support grow year on year.”

“Corporate wellbeing is really important to us at Grant Thornton, and events such as these give our employees, and the wider business community, the opportunity to get away from the desk and into the fresh air. The option to take part as a team is especially beneficial to co-workers who get to build and work together as a team while also staying active, and all for a good cause.”

Children in Hospital Ireland is the preferred charity partner for the GT5K race series, and Grant Thornton Ireland as well as Athletics Ireland are delighted to be supporting them in the very important work that they do for sick children and their families.

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