This year’s Dundalk 10K Race to take place on April 25th

L-R: Turlach Cotter (DKIT Sports & Societies Adminstrator), Aaron Geagon (DKIT Students Union vice-presdient), Siobhan Shaw (Duty Manager DKIT Sport), David Caldwell (Social Media Co-Ordinator of sponsor Servisource), Sinead Kieran (Marketing Manager of Sponsor Servisource), Dr Michael Mulvey (DKIT President), Emma Hunt-Duffy (Sales & Marketing manager of sponsors Fyffes), Yvonne White of Simon Community (charity partner), Pauraic Renaghan (DKIT Student Union president) and Derek Crilly (DKIT Sports & Societies officer) at the launch of the Dundalk 10k Race at DKIT Sport

CX+ Sport will once again provide race t-shirts for this year’s Dundalk 10K Race which will take place on Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm.

As well as a 5k novelty walk for families and novice joggers, aimed at opening up the race to a host of new runners, this year’s event also includes a Corporate Challenge.

The Corporate Challenge is an opportunity for businesses to engage in a healthy and active event. The winning company will receive a donation of €500 which will be given to a charity of the winner’s choice by DkIT.

Hailed as one of the flattest courses in Co Louth, the Dundalk 10k is the ideal race for runners looking to set a new personal best or those seeking to complete their first medium distance walk or run. This year the route will start and finish at the DkIT Sport premises and will take in the sites of the DkIT campus and the Blackrock Road.

Sponsorship

The Dundalk 10k includes generous sponsorship from local businesses including DkIT Sport, Recruit Island, Servisource, Fyffes and Dundalk Retail Park.

Race entrants can expect plenty of added extras such as a goodie-bag sponsored by footwear brand Sketchers, a race-t-shirt supplied by CX+ Sport, chip-timed race records and refreshments upon completion of the race.

Derek Crilly, Sports and Society Officer at DkIT and Dundalk 10k lead organiser said: “We are extremely excited to launch the 2018 Dundalk 10k which promises to be bigger and better than ever before with the addition of the Corporate Challenge.

“With just over three months to go until race-day, there is plenty of time to start training for the race. We look forward to welcoming runners, joggers and walkers of all levels and ages on April 25th. Don’t miss out on our early bird offer and sign up today!”

Kelly Connor of DkIT Sport said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Dundalk 10K again this year. The race is fantastic community event and is a great excuse for people of all sporting levels to get and remain active. We look forward to another fantastic evening in April at DkIT.”

Early bird race entry costs €10 and this offer will remain for a limited basis only for the next two weeks. To register visit [www.dundalk10k.com] or contact the DkIT Sports & Societies office by emailing [sports@dkit.ie].

As in previous years, a sizeable proportion of the race proceeds will go to charity with Dundalk Simon Community, SOSAD Dundalk and Oran’s Foundation the chosen charity partners for 2018. Some proceeds will also go towards the funding of the new athletics track in Dundalk.

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