Ireland Funds Sydney Global 5k
When: Saturday 22nd September 8.15am – 11.30am
Where: Church Grounds, Parkes Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021, Australia
Cost: Standard entry $50, Child under 16 is free
Can you tell us a little about the event and how community members can get involved?
Our event is a 5K with a difference. On September 22nd, Young Leaders and their friends will hold 5k runs in 17 cities across 8 different countries around the world. All of the proceeds from our runs this year will go to support our chosen charities,supporting literacy in disadvantaged schools in Ireland and overseas, and the scholarships and support for indigenous education in Australia. Registrations are now open for $50 per person. Children under 16yrs are free when accompanied by an adult. This is the 5th annual Irish Run the World!
Which community members would get the most out of this event and why?
Anyone who is interested in running, jogging or walking, families, pet owners, anyone who loves to keep fit will benefit from our run. As well as anyone who loves Ireland, Irish people, and who wants to connect with the Irish Australian community afterwards over a BBQ and some traditional Irish treats – you’ve earned them after your run! As well as the exercise, you get the added benefit of knowing that your efforts are going to support some of the most deserving charity causes in Ireland and Australia. We invite everyone to join us to run, walk, with a dog in tow or push the pram around the course!
What are some of the community needs that the event aims to address?
As well as supporting some great charities the run provides an opportunity for Irish and Irish Australian people to network, connect and meet up at family and pet friendly spaces in Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane. We’re also cooperating with some other great Irish organisations to promote the event and to run it with the help of their volunteers. All funds raised in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) support the Australian Young Leaders’ chosen charities, which this year are:
Suas, who partner with disadvantaged schools across Ireland to deliver literacy support to 8 to 14 year olds; and GO Foundation, who offer scholarships to Indigenous Australian students in public schools.
What are some of the benefits that the community can expect from attending this event? Do you have any resources runners can use to prepare for the event?
Benefits of participating include building your fitness, expanding your network of contacts with a global organisation and contributing positively to charity. As well as having a great fun morning with your Irish friends, of course!Registration includes an event t-shirt, a goodie bag and post-run refreshments. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning out with friends and family and meeting new people. Information about the run and how to register can be found here:https://irelandfunds.org/g5k/