Still Time For Teams And Individuals To Take Part In 5k/10k Corporate Challenge

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Michell Greaney, Optimal Fitness, with runners from Aspen Grove looking forward to the Corporate Challenge. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE weather is supposed to be great for Friday evening, so conditions will be perfect for the Optimal Fitness Tralee’s Corporate Challenge event.

This 5k and 10k event takes place from Aspen Grove on the Castlemaine Road at 7pm and teams and individuals still have time to enter.

“It is a great way for novice runners to get going and also a chance for the more competitive runners to give other business’s a run for their money,” said race organiser Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness.  “Aspen Grove is leading the way in getting their workforce up and active. They have approx 40 employee’s running the event on Friday, a mixture of both seasoned runners and first timers.”

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Each run is a team event of four participants with the fastest three times accumulated to determine overall winner in three different categories: Male, Female and Mixed.

The event is chip timed, the courses are accurately measured and a medal and t shirt will be supplied for every participant.

Optimal Fitness Tralee’s chosen charity for the 5k/10k road race is MS Ireland,  (Kerry support services) to raise funds for MS support services and raise awareness.

More than 9,000 people are living with MS in Ireland which is the most common debilitating neurological condition affecting young adults here.

Optimal Fitness Tralee recognises the importance of daily exercise in the management of MS symptoms.  According to the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability: “In addition to improving overall health, cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, and flexibility, exercise can help one increase energy, improve balance, manage spasticity, decrease muscle atrophy, and better perform activities of daily living.”

Online registration (click here) closes Wednesday, but you can still register at Gallys on Thursday evening between 8:30pm and 9:.30pm and from the race start point at Aspen Grove on Friday between 5.30-6.30pm.

Entry fee per team is €80 for the 5k and €100 per team for the 10k with 15% from every entry going to the chosen charity. Entry fee for juniors in the 5k 16-19 is €12 (medal only). Entry for individuals for the 10k is €25. Check out the facebook page here.

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