Athletics: Dublin 10k to bring 'spirit of Olympics'
Published 23/02/2012 | 05:00
Dublin City Council this week announced details of a major city centre event to mark the London Olympics -- the 'Samsung Run Dublin At Night 10k'.
The 10k Night Run, which is expected to attract upwards of 5,000 entrants, will take place at 8:30pm on Sunday, April 29.
As a worldwide partner of the London Olympics, Samsung, together with event partner Dublin City Council, want to bring some of the spirit and excitement of the Games to Dublin.
Early entry is advised for this new event.
The race route starts and finishes at Trinity College, and will include some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks, passing the GPO, the Custom House, the Convention Centre and the Samuel Beckett Bridge.
The race evening will conclude with a post-event party for participants with music, the Irish Village Farmers Market and entertainment at Trinity College.
Gary Twohig, general manager of Samsung Telecommunication & Networks Ireland and himself a keen runner, said: "As a Dubliner, I am very proud to be involved with this special event.
"Dublin is a beautiful city and the opportunity to experience it by night in this unique way should not be missed.
"The Samsung Run Dublin At Night 10k is sure to bring some of the spirit of the Olympics to Dublin."
Speaking at the launch, Dublin Lord Mayor Andrew Montague added: "I am delighted to be associated with this event.
"Any activity which gets Dubliners out running through our historic streets is to be welcomed.
"It is a great initiative. I commend Dublin City Council and Samsung Ireland and look forward to the main event on April 29."
For further information and to register for the Samsung Run Dublin at Night 10k visit www.samsungnightrun.com.
The official website will also contain news and updates, training blogs and race information.