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Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 3:47pm

If you’re having withdrawal symptoms after the Cork City Marathon, take a run at this!

Members of Cork’s business community are being asked to take part in the Grant Thornton 5K Corporate Challenge, with the deadline to register this Friday 8 June.

It will take place though the heart of Cork city centre on 13 June and is part of a series across Ireland that has already taken place in Galway, with Dublin and Belfast races coming soon.

The run will support the top 100 emerging young athletes in Ireland through the Athletics Ireland Junior high-performance programme whilst also raising funds to support the Simon Community.

The charity works to provide housing, support and health care services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Ten per cent of the registration fees raised will be used to support the charity’s work further.

The challenge is aimed at encouraging social running amongst Ireland’s business community, the event welcomes all abilities, from seasoned runners to beginners. Each run is a team event with a minimum of four participants per team, with team members’ combined race times used to determine the winners in each category.

Gerard Walsh, Director, Grant Thornton Cork said: “The corporate community in Cork is vibrant and active and what better way to embrace friendly rivalry by putting a team or teams from your company up against businesses from across the city.”

The entry fee is €120, all events are chip timed for accuracy and there is a race series t-shirt, medal and goody bag for all participants.

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