Wow. Where do I start? I've helped out with countless genuine charity and club races, alongside doing more than my fair share on local club and county board committees, and to be honest all I can do is roll my eye at the utter disservice Athletics Ireland are doing to us clubs, by allowing corporate rubbish races as such, that are clearly masquerading as charity races. From both a volunteer numbers and financial point of view, there is no doubt about it, very very very few clubs around the country are anyway well off with either, and here we are, in the middle of a "running boom", and the best the AAI can do is try to directly cash in on it at the total expense of countless other genuine club/charity races.
And as for Boards allowing this to be a sticky at the top of the forum, the posters on boards are who made it a success in the 1st place, and allowing our forum be taken over with low grade, charity masquerading advertising as such does nothing to help people like me to bother posting here much anymore.