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The Virtual GT5K will return this September. We want to keep our workforces healthy and running and we hope you’ll all be able to join us this year, wherever you are in Ireland or the world.

This year we’re asking you to #DoItForDementia as the registration fee will be split between Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland and supporting up and coming Athletes in Athletics Ireland’s junior programmes.

We invite you to register as a team* or an individual, run your best 5K at any point on Wednesday 8 September and register your time. Watch the leaderboard to see how your getting on! GT5K 2021 invites corporate teams, family teams, sports club teams or the individual runner to take part, compete and do if for dementia.

In a year where all charities have struggled we are delighted to continue to support Alzheimer’s Ireland, in advocating, empowering and championing the rights of people living with dementia and their communities.

The event also supports the development of young athletes with Athletics Ireland’s junior high performance programme, enabling them to reach their full potential.

When you register you will receive a GT5K t-shirt to add to your collection – or start it!

*team is to be made up of 4 runners, team categories are male, female or mixed 

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How to enter

Chosen Charity - The Alzheimer 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.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline is open six days a week Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on 1800 341 341.

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.

In addition to funds received from the Irish Sports Council, Athletics Ireland generates 50% of our own revenue to support its programmes. Grant Thornton’s sponsorship of this event allows for funds generated to be channelled into their 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.

Contact us

For any queries, please contact roadraces@athleticsireland.ie