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01-03-2016, 16:13   #1
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Virgin Media Night Run – Dublin May 22nd



It’s time to see Red and Run the first ever Virgin Media Night Run in Dublin at 9.30pm on May 22nd 2016!

First ever Virgin Media Night Run in partnership with Athletics Ireland and Dublin Simon Community for Dublin City Centre.

Take your place on the starting line. Feel the heart-pumping excitement of night-running. Take in some of Dublin City’s most iconic sites while you fill the streets, because they’ll be closed off and yours to conquer!

With a fast, flat course it’s the perfect opportunity for those seeking PBs!

For those looking to make the step up to a 10km, it gives the perfect opportunity to have fun while helping a great cause, as Dublin Simon Community is the official Charity Partner for the Virgin Media Night Run.

This along with a new top quality race top, chip timing, race number, finishers medal, goodie bag and an electric race atmosphere, this year’s run is not to be missed!

Dublin Simon Community are on board as Virgin Media’s charity partner for the event. Why not join staff from Virgin Media in raising much need funds for Dublin Simon Community?

Register NOW at www.virginmedia.ie/nightrun – places are limited!

When: Sunday, May 22nd at 9.30pm
Where: Dublin City Centre
Distance: 10KM
Fee: €30.00* (plus €1.50 processing and administration charge)

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Dublin Simon Community are the chosen charity partners for the event and are delighted with the support they will be getting from the run from a funding and awareness viewpoint (see below).

All runners are encouraged to raise money for this very worthy cause.

Virgin Media are also raising €10,000 which will go directly to the charity.

Sam McGuinness on behalf of Dublin Simon Community said: “Dublin Simon Community are delighted to collaborate with Virgin Media as the Charity Partner for their inaugural Night Run. As we continue to face a rising tide of homelessness with increasing numbers of people, families and children coming to our doors for help at a frightening rate, the kindness of our supporters means that we can provide outreach, prevention, high support accommodation, housing, treatment and support services, giving people hope during this time of great uncertainty.”

Meadhbh Quinn, Head of Marketing at Virgin Media said: “We’re thrilled to bring the inaugural Virgin Media Night Run to Dublin. The city comes alive at night and we want everyone to come into town and enjoy this fantastic run. This is an ideal event for regular runners, athletic clubs and everyone who simply loves to get out and run. We’ll help them on their way with some great Virgin Media running kit. We’re also delighted to help the Dublin Simon Community. Virgin Media staff will be running to raise €10,000 which will go directly to the Dublin Simon Community.”

For the €30 entry you will get
  • 10KM of complete road closures in Dublin City Centre for the duration of the event
  • Premium Long Sleeve Reflective Running Top
  • Safe & Professionally Run Event in the City Centre
  • On Course Entertainment (DJ’s)
  • Quality Race Pack
  • Refreshments on course & at finish
  • Top Quality Finishers Medal
The entry fee and registration fee will remain at €30 from now until close of entries.

All Participants will be electronically chip timed and results will be produced on-line, the full 10km route is sanctioned by the AAI and run under AAI/IAAF Rules.

Sponsored forums enable responses to event questions and queries and lend to a greater race experience.
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02-03-2016, 09:49   #2
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€30 for a 10k? Spend your money elsewhere folks. Plenty of great club organised 10k races for half the price.
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Hi Anna, can you confirm what percentage of each person's entry fee will be going to the Simon Community?
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Hi Anna, can you confirm what percentage of each person's entry fee will be going to the Simon Community?
I'd like to know the answer to that as well, there is no mention on the registration page other than the facility to text to donate to them. I think races like this have found away around this by saying 'charity partner' and they give the charity space on their page where they can advertise how to make a donation. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that no money from the registration fee goes directly to the charity and entrants must make a separate donation.
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I'd like to know the answer to that as well, there is no mention on the registration page other than the facility to text to donate to them. I think races like this have found away around this by saying 'charity partner' and they give the charity space on their page where they can advertise how to make a donation. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that no money from the registration fee goes directly to the charity and entrants must make a separate donation.
Fully agreed. It's a marketing ploy to get people to pay the extortionate entry fee. Basically tricking people into thinking they are doing something for a good cause, when in fact they are just lining the pockets of a for-profit organisation. No problem wiith people making profit out of races if they are honest about it.
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Would be interested in the answer to this too. Too many races mention a charity but are not transparent about the amount that goes to that charity.

On a separate note, I'm not impressed at the new advertising departure here whereby a single race is allocated it's own sub-forum. If this were to catch on we'd never find anything !
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Will some of the Manila lads be there? Great craic on the phone, can't understand a word they say though.

If any upper management are there, could we talk about your brutal customer service too?

Does the €5 yearly unexplained increase not go towards covering stuff like this? €30 seems very expensive.

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perhaps the extra fiver per month that Virgin Media decided to levy on its customers for absolutely no reason could go to the charity ?

Otherwise, leave it out - you're fooling no one with this "we're partnering with Simon Community" BS. You should clearly state that none of the entry fee is going to the charity.
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perhaps the extra fiver per month that Virgin Media decided to levy on its customers for absolutely no reason could go to the charity ?

Otherwise, leave it out - you're fooling no one with this "we're partnering with Simon Community" BS. You should clearly state that none of the entry fee is going to the charity.
Thanks Paulie - had forgotten about that extra fiver - must check out the competition, virgin broadband service is terrible out my way !
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perhaps the extra fiver per month that Virgin Media decided to levy on its customers for absolutely no reason could go to the charity ?

Otherwise, leave it out - you're fooling no one with this "we're partnering with Simon Community" BS. You should clearly state that none of the entry fee is going to the charity.
unfortunately they are fooling some people just be honest about what your doing and clearly state that 'no % of the registration fee goes to charity but you can donate here' far better.
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You do realise the price will go up twice before it actually happens, and you won't be able to understand anything the marshalls say

But on the positive side, you will be able to withdraw due to breach of contract but will have to wait six months before you get a refund
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unfortunately they are fooling some people just be honest about what your doing and clearly state that 'no % of the registration fee goes to charity but you can donate here' far better.
Races like this will always fool people who take the advertising at it's word. It's only when you're on a forum like this & see enough of these type of races that you get wise. All the more reason to highlight this.
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You do realise the price will go up twice before it actually happens, and you won't be able to understand anything the marshalls say

But on the positive side, you will be able to withdraw due to breach of contract but will have to wait six months before you get a refund
Yes. And send about 20 emails. One being to the CEO.
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On top of the charity deception, there is no greater way to piss off users of this forum than to buy sub-forums like this (it is showing up as a sub forum in our 3 subforums too). It is more likely to put people off running this than it is to entice them. For any race directors thinking of going down this road, don't do it. You can't buy good publicity on this forum.
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According to the website, here's what your €31.50 gets you:

''Race fee includes entry to the race, timing chip with race number, race shirt and goodie bag''

None of that is going to Simon by the way. They have seperate links for donations. Kinda misleading.
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