Virgin Media Night Run announced for Dublin on May 22nd
First ever Virgin Media Night Run in partnership with Athletics Ireland
See Red and Run in Dublin City Centre on 22nd May with over 8,000 set to take part
Virgin Media Night Run to support Dublin Simon Community
March 2nd 2016, Dublin: It’s time to see Red and Run! Virgin Media today announced their partnership with Athletics Ireland and Dublin Simon Community to bring the first ever Virgin Media Night Run to Dublin at 9.30pm on May 22nd 2016. It’s time now to register at www.virginmedia.ie/nightrun
The route, (subject to license) starting at Custom House Quay takes in the IFSC, Grand Canal Dock and scenic City Quays will see thousands of enthusiastic runners of all levels and ages enjoying a great night out along the streets and riversides of Dublin over the 10k course. Virgin Media will provide all runners taking part with a brand new red hot running top to be worn on the night along with numerous other goodies.
Dublin Simon Community are on board as Virgin Media’s charity partner for the event and staff from Virgin Media will be running to raise €10,000 for the charity.
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.”
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.”
Anyone who registers will receive a free Virgin Media running pack, which includes a Virgin Media technical t-shirt and race number (chipped).
Entry is €30. Register now online at www.virginmedia.ie/nightrun . Entry closes on May 18th.
Road closures will be in place on the night with further information available closer to the event.