Register now: Galway - Cork - Belfast - Dublin

Now in our 7th year, the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge will be in 4 locations this year. Make sure to keep up to date with all of the latest news and race information.

See our past race results

Galway - 12 April

On Thursday 12th of April, the GT5K series kicks off at the Ballybrit racecourse. This will be the first year that the GT5K series will take place in Galway. Get a team together and take on the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge around Galway's famous racecourse. Register now

Cork - 13 June

On Wednesday 13th of June, the GT5K series moves to Cork. Get a team together and take on the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge around some of Cork's greatest landmarks. Register now

Belfast - 21 June

Take to the Runway at Belfast City Airport on Thursday 21st of June and run within metres of aircraft. Get a team together and take on the Grant Thornton Runway Run. Register now

Dublin - 5 September

On Wednesday 5th of September, the GT5K series moves to Dublin. Get a team together and take on the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge around Dublin's iconic docklands. Register now

Chosen Charity - Simon Communities

The Simon Communities in Ireland are a network of eight regionally based independent Simon Communities based in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, the Midlands, the Mid West, the North West and the South East that share common values and ethos in tackling all forms of homelessness throughout Ireland, supported by a National Office. The Simon Communities have been providing services in Ireland for almost 50 years. The Simon Communities deliver support and service to over 11,000 people and families throughout Ireland who experience – or are at risk of – homelessness every year. Whatever the issue, for as long as we are needed, Simon’s door is always open. 

Making a difference

Healthy work force: These events encourage social running amongst the business communities in Galway, Cork, Belfast and Dublin, helping to improve the health and wellness of the workforce and building team spirit.

Young athletes: Grant Thornton’s support also makes a positive difference to young, promising athletes in Ireland with event organisers Athletics Ireland channelling funds raised from these races into their Junior High Performance programme which enables these emerging athletes to fulfil their potential.

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 starter 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 media queries, please contact Claire Shannon: claireshannon@athleticsireland.ie

For registration queries, please contact Roisin Horgan: roisinhorgan@athleticsireland.ie