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Venue: Phoenix Park, Dublin
Date: 15th April 2012, 1pm
Distance: 10 K (2.5 K for Junior & Mini Run)
Entry fee: €28.00 (£27.00), up to and including Monday 31 January 2012
€29.00 (£28.00), entries received after Monday 31 January 2012
Closing date for all paper applications – Monday 26 March 2012
“The SPAR Great Ireland Run really is an amazing event which mixes fun, families and top-class athletics in a brilliant atmosphere. The Phoenix Park is a stunning place to run and brings out the best in everyone – from 5 year olds to 75 year olds.”
Fionnuala Britton, Ireland’s European Cross Country champion
and 2012 Olympic Games qualifier
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2012 is the tenth anniversary of the event in Dublin which has grown rapidly in popularity since the first Run in 2003. Last year there were almost 11,000 participants and at least 12,000 are expected to take to the roads in the beautiful Phoenix Park which this year celebrates its own 350th birthday.
This year’s Run will more than ever be about enjoying a full family running day as a Mini Run for 5 to 8 year olds has been added to the programme alongside a Junior Run for 9 to 15 year olds.
The Mini Run and Junior Run will precede the main event over a lap of approximately 2.5 km and an adult can run/walk alongside each child in the Mini Run if they wish.
The Run is the largest mixed 10k race in Ireland and RTE Two television will show the Run live in a special programme.
The 2012 Run will once again incorporate the Irish 10k road championships and will feature most of Ireland’s top distance runners. To further incentivise elite Irish athletes and raise the standard of 10k running in the country, a prize fund is being put in place for the first ten Irish men and women.
Entrants are asked to identify their preferred county on the entry form and before the event will receive a customised number in their county colours. Every finisher will receive a technical event T-shirt, generous goody bag and chip timed results.
The 2012 Run will again feature a County Challenge competition for the Ronnie Delany Perpetual Trophy. Using the power of chip technology the county with the most finishers in a particular time frame are recorded and declared the winner.
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