GT5K Race Series - See Your Results

The absence of social work events has been deeply felt over the past few years. The return of the GT5K can help workforces and their communities stay active and healthy while also enjoying some social team building.

GT5K 2023 invites corporate teams, family teams, sports club teams and the individual runners to take part and compete. Teams are made up of four runners, with team categories of male, female and mixed. This year, there is also an option to run as an individual! Race starts at 7:45pm.

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

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See Dublin GT5K race results here

See Cork GT5K race results here

For any help with your entry, please contact roadraces@athleticsireland.ie

Prepare for your GT5K with our Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Training Plans

Beginner Training Plan

This schedule is aimed at the beginner who has been running for a little while and now wants to experience a fun run or race over 5km.

Read more Beginner Training Plan

Intermediate Training Plan

This training plan is for the 5k runner aiming to break 24 minutes. The focus is on building speed endurance. You will need a moderate level of base level fitness for this training plan.

Read more Intermediate Training Plan

Advanced Training Plan

This training plan is for the 5k runner aiming to break 18 minutes. The focus is on speed endurance. This training plan requires a significant base level fitness.

Read more Advanced Training Plan

    Chosen Charity - Children In Hospital Ireland

    Children in Hospital Ireland works to promote a positive hospital experience for all children by mobilising over 500 volunteers to facilitate play and respite, daily in 14 children’s hospitals around the county.

    For over 50 years they have been working on behalf of families and carers facing childhood illness, to ensure they can access the supports and services they need.

    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

    GT5K FAQs

    What is the Grant Thornton GT5K Series?

    The GT5K Corporate Challenge is back with 5k race events in Cork and Dublin, promising to be bigger and better than ever!

    The GT5K is back to help workforces to stay active and healthy while also enjoying some social team building which has gained even more importance over the last two years.

    This year we are delighted to announce that you can register as part or a team, or as an individual.

    When and where will the 2023 GT5K races take place?

    • Kennedy Quay, Cork June 13th
    • Docklands, Dublin, September 26th

    Who can register?

    Anyone over 18 years of age can register for the GT5K events!

    What are the team categories?

    GT5K 2023 invites corporate teams, family teams, sports club teams or the individual runner to take part and compete. Teams are made up of 4 runners, with team categories for are male, female and mixed.

    Can I enter as an individual?

    Yes, you can enter as an individual in any of the above races. Please note entries made as an individual will not count towards team prizes. 

    How much is it to register?

    Entry is €140 per team (+ booking fee) which includes your t-shirts and virtual goodie bag. We also have an Early Bird Rate of €90 for each event which will be available until May 1st (Cork) and May 16th (Dublin).

    Entry for an individual is €35 which includes the sought-after GT5K Race T-Shirt.

    Are there prizes?

    Yes, we will have prizes for the first 3 teams in each category: Male, Female and Mixed. We will also have spot prizes available during race week.

    Can I get a refund on my entry?

    Unfortunately, there are no refunds available once you have entered online. 

    Where does my registration fee go?

    The Registration fee will be split between the event charity partner Children in Hospital Ireland and Athletics Ireland’s youth athletics programmes.

    How are team results calculated?

    Team results will be calculated by adding together the 4 team members’ times. Team results will be under three categories: All Male, All Female and Mixed.

    Who should I contact about bulk entries?

    For Bulk Team Entries of 4 or more teams, please email roadraces@athleticsireland.ie 

    You will be sent a short bulk entry form to fill out.

    Where can I find the participant information booklet?

    An information booklet will be emailed to all participants closer to the event. 

    Can I submit my time? Will there be a leader board?

    You will not be required to submit your time for the live events as your finish time will be automatically recorded when you cross the line. A live leader board will be available on the day. Your participant booklet, which will be emailed to you race week, will include a link, which will also be posted on social media.

    Will there be a goodie bag?

    Yes, to remain as sustainable as possible we will be issuing virtual goodie bags for the 2023 events.

    Can I support a charity?

    This year the event charity will be Children in Hospital Ireland. Any proceeds made from the event will be split between the event charity partner Children in Hospital Ireland and Athletics Ireland’s youth athletics programmes.

    Is there a training plan?

    Yes, please visit grantthornton.ie/gt5k for a 6 week training plan. 

    Do I get a t-shirt?

    When you register for one of the live events in Cork or Dublin, you will receive the sought after GT5K t-shirt to add to your collection – or start it!

    When will I receive my t-shirt?

    T-shirts will be available at our collection stations at each venue on race day. A team member may collect your t-shirt for you on the day.

    How do we get to the venues?

    Information will be included in your participant booklet. We encourage you to use public transport where possible.

    Where can I see the results?

    Over the event week, there will be a live leader board available to view. Details of where to find this will be emailed to you as well as being available on the event social media channels throughout the event week.

    Can I run for my club?

    You can wear your club vest while running if you wish, but club membership is not required for this event. We encourage you to wear your GT5K t-shirt.