The Grant Thornton GT5K Race Series is back!

  • Cork City: Tuesday 6th September
  • Galway City: Wednesday 14th September
  • Dublin Docklands: Tuesday 4th October
  • Virtual run: Tuesday 4th October

The GT5K Corporate Challenge is back with three in-person  events in Cork, Galway, and Dublin promising to be bigger and better than ever! With the success of the last two Virtual GT5K, we are keeping a virtual aspect to this year’s event.


Over the last two years the absence of social work events has been largely felt. The GT5K is back to help workforces to stay active and healthy while also enjoying some social team building.

The GT5K 2022 invites corporate teams, family teams, sports club teams and individual runners to take part and compete. Teams are made up of 4 runners, with team categories for males, females and mixed groups.

When you register, you will receive the highly sought after GT5K t-shirt to add to your collection – or start it!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for top tips on starting your running journey, training plans and fitness experts giving advice on getting prepared for the GT5K, including - diet, training, mobility, motivation and much, much more!

For Bulk Team Entries (more than 3 teams of 4 people) please email


Can't make it to one of this year’s in-person events? Don’t worry, as we’ll also have a Virtual GT5K event taking place on the day of our flagship Dublin Docklands run on 4th October so you can take part no matter where you are in the world.

How to enter the virtual event


Please register by the link below. Information on how to submit your time will be emailed to you the week of October 3rd.


How to enter

Chosen Charity - Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

The Irish Red Cross is part of the largest global network of voluntary humanitarian action in the world - the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - which has a national organisation in nearly every country in the world - some 189 Red Cross or Red Crescent societies in total. The Irish Red Cross works both at home in Ireland and in countries overseas which have been damaged by wars or natural disasters.

Red Cross teams are working around the clock to get urgent, lifesaving aid to the most vulnerable. Violence has forced hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian people from their homes, and many are now desperately trying to reach safety. Since the conflict in Ukraine began, the Red Cross have helped more than 750,000 people, including the distribution of 400 tonnes of vital aid - food, blankets, hygiene parcels and warm clothes, first aid and psychosocial support.

Here in Ireland, the Irish Red Cross continues to focus on assistance for newly arrived refugees by providing transport services at airports and ports, information and voucher supports, as well as the coordination of pledged accommodation support in conjunction with the general public and government. For more information, visit

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

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