Registration is open now on Athletics Ireland
KK - Limerick - Sligo - Cavan - Dublin
I'm almost sure the Dublin one is on in the Phx Park. For €5 you get a running t-shirt and goody bag. Last year's was excellent, and although this course is different, I'm sure it'll be just as good.
Cool - I didn't do this last year as the midweek timing didn't suit with work, but the Dublin one is on Good Friday so I've signed up! Having a job that closes on Good Friday has really paid off this year
Can't go far wrong with €5 for a 5k, I'm in...
what's the main objective here, is there a charity involved?
It's a "get off your fat arse" run
I did the Dublin one last year and it was grand. A bit of confusion at the start over which way we were supposed to be running (started on a track), but the course seemed accurate and it was well stewarded, the t-shirt and bag were worth the fiver, and you got to run alongside Sonia O'Sullivan.
Assuming this is targeted at the unemployed?
Can you pay with butter vouchers?
There was one in Galway last year and Ming was one of the celebrities running with Ray.
Surprised its not happening again, was over 900 people running in it. A lot of Fit4Life runners but as Ray suggests, aimed at getting people out and off their butts.
ah right. jeeze, if people are so lazy they need Ray Darcy to get them motivated then it's a sad state of affairs.
real pity that the KK based one is on a Monday!
Or, to put it another way, if one DJ can get hundreds of people to start running, that's a good thing.
The Spar website had a route map based in Ringsend for it but it now redirects to the athletics ireland page with no map. Maybe it is being changed from Ringsend to the park ?
This is not a race!
It's literally a jog aimed at those who do a bit of walking or jogging or nothing at all really.
I did it last year as one of the legs was in my home town but we were under strict instructions to stick with Ray and let him lead the group for over half the run.
If you're short on technical tee's is worth the 5 euro. If you need motivation to exercise and think that jogging in the company of a radio dj will get you off the couch then it's definitely worth the 5 euro.
The majority of the crowd (like 99%) were fans of Ray and because they were in the company of a hero it was a great giggly atmosphere for most.
Not a fan of Darcy's. I'd like to see him stop me when I piss it off at the start