Runners at the ready for DkIT’s Dundalk 10k

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) today announced the launch of its annual 10k running race which will take place on the evening of Wednesday 25th of April at 7.00pm. This year’s event again includes a 5k novelty walk for families and novice joggers aimed at opening up the race to a host of new runners.

This year’s event will also include a Corporate Challenge. The Corporate Challenge is an opportunity for businesses to engage in a healthy and active event. The winning company will receive a donation of €500 which will be given to a charity of the winner’s choice by DkIT.

Hailed as one of the flattest courses in County Louth, the Dundalk 10k is the ideal race for runners looking to set a new personal best or those seeking to complete their first medium distance walk or run. This year the route will start and finish at the DkIT Sport premises and will take in the sites of the DkIT campus and the Blackrock road.

The Dundalk 10k includes generous sponsorship from local businesses including DkIT Sport, Rescruit Island, Servisource, Fyffes and Dundalk Retail Park. Race entrants can expect plenty of added extras such as a goodie-bag sponsored by footwear brand Sketchers, a race-t-shirt supplied by CX Sport, chip-timed race records and refreshments upon completion of the race.

Speaking today, Derek Crilly, Sports and Society Officer at DkIT and Dundalk 10k lead organiser said: “We are extremely excited to launch the 2018 Dundalk 10k which promises to be bigger and better than ever before with the addition of the Corporate Challenge. With just over 3 months to go until race-day, there is plenty of time to start training for the race. We look forward to welcoming runners, joggers and walkers of all levels and ages on the 25th of April. Don’t miss out on our early bird offer and sign up today!”

Also speaking today, Kelly Connor of DkIT Sport and race sponsor said, “We are delighted to sponsor the Dundalk 10K again this year. The race is fantastic community event and is a great excuse for people of all sporting levels to get and remain active. We look forward to another fantastic evening in April at DkIT.”

Early bird race entry costs €10.00 and this offer will remain for a limited basis only for the next two weeks. To register visit or contact the DkIT Sports & Societies Office by emailing

Like previous years, a sizeable proportion of the race proceeds will go to charity with Dundalk Simon Community, Sosad Dundalk and Oran’s Foundation the chosen charity partners for 2018. Some proceeds will also go towards the funding of the new athletics track in Dundalk.

Corporate Challenge Guidelines

The idea of this event staged within the DkIT Dundalk 10k is to enable companies to engage with their employees promoting team spirit, fundraising whilst promoting their brand within a community event.

We would like in the spirit of the event to reflect taking part rather than winning and therefore ask that teams should consist only of employees.