The Dundalk Institute of Technology 10k, which returned to campus in April for the first time in three years, raised €7,000 which was raised for two local charities.
The event proved to be hugely successful, with close to 1,000 people registering. The occasion also witnessed a special performance from Yared Derese of Carrick Aces Athletics Club who broke the course record with a time of 29mins and 45secs.
The two local charities selected to benefit from this year’s event were Rape Crisis Northeast and North Louth Hospice, who each received €3,500.
This year’s donation of €7,000 brings to over €50,000 in charitable donations from DkIT since first organising the event in 2014.
“We were delighted to welcome people back to campus after a long absence,” DkIT Sports and Societies Officer Derek Crilly said.
“We witnessed an exceptional performance from Yared but most importantly it was great to see so many happy faces at the finish line. The support from the local businesses and participants has enabled us to make significant donations to two very worthy charities. Through organising the event we get to see the fantastic work that these charities do, and we hope that our donations can help in some small way to continue this work.
The event received sponsorship from the following local businesses: DKIT Sport, Servisource, Recruit Island, Dundalk Credit Union, Dundalk Retail Park, Fyffes, Intact Software, Defy, Controlsoft and Rocksalt Café.
“We are very grateful to all our sponsors for their continued dedication to our event,” Derek said. “Their sponsorship allows us to put on a high-class event whilst also supporting charitable organisations.