Date set for annual Dundalk IT 10k Race

David Lynch

Reporter:

David Lynch

Date set for annual Dundalk IT 10k Race

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) today announced the launch of its annual 10k road race which will take place on the evening of Tuesday 25th of April at 7.00pm. This year’s event includes a 5k novelty walk for families and novice joggers aimed at opening up the race to a host of new participants.

Hailed as one of the flattest courses in County Louth, the DkIT 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.

The DkIT Dundalk 10k includes generous sponsorship from local businesses including DkIT Sport, Servisource, Smyth’s Life pharmacy and Fyffes. Race entrants can expect plenty of added extras, such as a goodie-bag sponsored by footwear brand Sketchers, a race-t-shirt, chip-timed race records and refreshments upon completion of the race.

Speaking today, Derek Crilly, Sports and Society Officer at DkIT and DkIT Dundalk 10k lead organiser said: “We are extremely excited to launch the 2017 DkIT Dundalk 10k which promises to be bigger and better than ever before with the addition of a 5k fun walk. This year we are starting and finishing at our DKIT Sport facility which will provide participants with improved changing and warm up areas.

"With just under 3 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 the 25th of April. Don’t miss out on our early bird offer and sign up today!”

Also speaking today, Sinead Kieran, Marketing Manager of Servisource Recruitment said: “Servisource Recruitment is delighted to continue our association with the DkIT Dundalk 10K Road Race and we are proud to be a main sponsor again this year. It is a fantastic ‘feel-good’ event to be associated with, helping to promote keeping fit and active in the local community and beyond”

Kelly Gaffney, General Manager of DkIT Sport also commented, “We are delighted to host the DkIT Dundalk 10K this year. The race is a brilliant community event and is a great excuse for people of all sporting levels to get and remain active. We look forward to showcasing our state-of-the-art facilities at DKIT Sport.”

Early bird race entry costs €12.50 and this offer will remain for a limited basis only throughout the month of February. To register, please visit www.dundalk10k.com or contact the DkIT Sports & Societies office by emailing sports@dkit.ie.
Like previous years, a sizeable proportion of the race proceeds will go to selected charity and the rest will be used to support next year’s race.