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Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5k Road Race 2023

June 13 @ 7:45 pm

Grant Thornton Corporate  Challenge 5k Road Race 2023

Kennedy Quay, Cork

19:45pm Tuesday June 13th 2023


This event is run under an Athletics Ireland permit/licence

Organised and hosted by Cork Athletics County Board, in association with Athletics Ireland

This course was measured by John Quigley, AIMS/IAAF International Grade ‘A’ Measurer



Kennedy Quay, Cork – Tuesday 13th June 2023

Register for Grant Thornton 5k 2023


The Grant Thornton GT5K Race Series is back!

Cork, Kennedy Quay – 13th June

Galway, Salthill Promenade – TBA

Dublin, Docklands – TBA

The GT5K Corporate Challenge is back with three in-person events in Cork, Galway, 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

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 of male, female and mixed. This year there is also an option to run as an individual!

When you register, you will receive a sustainably conscious 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 out running, training plans and fitness experts giving advice on getting prepared for the GT5K.

For bulk entries with 4+ teams, please contact [email protected]


Grant Thornton’s GT5K series is back!

Get Up, Lace Up, Get Ready! Grant Thornton’s GT5K series is back with a bang as races set to take place across Ireland

Three-time Olympian Derval O’Rourke launches grand return of the GT5K series
Physical races return to Dublin, Cork and Galway with virtual races nationwide

Grant Thornton Ireland has today announced the return of the GT5K Corporate Team Challenge which will take place in person in Dublin, Cork and Galway, along with participants taking part virtually across the country and registering their/their groups time with the national GT5K Leaderboard.

This will be the 12th year of the GT5K series which has grown from a single event in one location to series of 5K races involving over 8,000 participants, covering each province in the country. Three-time Olympian Derval O’Rourke will be race ambassador this year once again, while Irish Rugby Player James Lowe, BBC Journalist Holly Hamilton and Conor Oliver, Connacht Rugby player will join this year’s social squad.

While the race series was held virtually for the past two years due to Covid, it allowed GT5K to expand its international reach and saw runners participating from 23 different countries across the globe, including the UK, US, Cayman Islands, and Australia.

Building on the success of the recent virtual events, organisers are also delighted to announce that a virtual option will also be available to participants internationally on the 4th October.

Grant Thornton’s GT5K Ireland ambassador Derval O’Rourke was one of the many runners who participated in last year’s virtual run.

Commenting on her involvement in the GT5K, Olympian Derval O’Rourke said: ‘I am delighted to be the national ambassador for the GT5K again this year. It was brilliant to see so many people take part in the virtual run last year, but I look forward to the buzz of seeing people on race night taking part in person, but also delighted to see that the virtual race option is available for participants all over the country.’

Aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community across the country and indeed internationally via the virtual format, the event welcomes everybody from seasoned runners to complete beginners. Each run can be completed individually or as a team, with four participants on each team. Team members’ times are combined to determine the winner in each category. There are three categories; male, female & mixed.

Michael McAteer, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to see the return of the live runs for Grant Thornton’s GT5K series. It’s been brilliant to see the GT5K grow over the years, from a single run in 2012, to a fully-fledged series in many locations around the island of Ireland just over a decade later.

‘It’s fantastic to have the support of the business community year-on-year, with more and more signing up and enjoying the healthy competition. This year we hope to build on the series’ success both nationally and internationally. With the GT5K 2021, we had 23 countries from the global Grant Thornton network participate, and will be welcoming them back again to join us virtually for the flagship run in October.

‘We look forward to GT5K 2023 being our biggest race series ever, which will help raise funds for the Red Cross and the brilliant work they do globally.’

Hamish Adams, Chief Executive of Athletics Ireland, said ‘We are very pleased to see a return of the Grant Thornton GT5K races. Grant Thornton’s sponsorship of this event allows for it to support The Red Cross as well as supporting our Junior High-Performance Athletics programmes. These programmes provide support and expertise to close to 100 of our emerging young athletes to help them fulfil their potential.’

All of the GT5K events are chip timed, with each participant receiving a technical t-shirt and virtual goody bag.

For registration and more information visit: https://www.grantthornton.ie/gt5k/

The Irish Red Cross is the preferred charity partner for the GT5K race series in all locations globally and Grant Thornton Ireland as well as Athletics Ireland are delighted to supporting them with their inspiring humanitarian efforts around the world.

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

About Grant Thornton   

Grant Thornton Ireland has over 1,800 people in 8 offices across Ireland and Isle of Man and a presence in over 130 countries around the world, we bring you the local knowledge, national expertise and global presence to help you and your business succeed – wherever you’re located. We deliver solutions to all business challenges. Clients choose us because the breadth of financial and business services they need is available, delivered innovatively and always to the highest standards. At Grant Thornton we are committed to long-term relationships.

For further information, please visit www.grantthornton.ie


June 13
7:45 pm