The sun shone down last Saturday, 6th October 2018, as Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and a range of local agencies hosted the 10th Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K in Kilbogget Park, Ballybrack. This annual event takes place during the Counties ‘Festival of Inclusion’ and is widely recognised as being all inclusive and bringing together families, friends and the entire community.
To celebrate the 10th year, fun activities were on hand to add to the fun with Ultimate Frisbee, BarMonkey, reaction challenge and target games testing both the young and old. At 2pm, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Ossian Smyth set off the starter gun and over 900 participants, many donning super hero costumes, walked, jogged and ran the two laps of Kilbogget park.
All participants received an event t-shirt, 10th Year Anniversary Medal and refreshments once across the finish line. The fun activities continued after the event and the face painting went down a treat with the younger participants!
The dlr Community 5K is organised by a range of local agencies and clubs who are delighted to once again have our local Core Credit Union as title sponsor. Funding support is also provided by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the HSE Health Promotion Unit. The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Corp, Community Gardai and Dublin Civil Defence also assist to ensure a safe and fun event.
Shane Mc Ardle, dlr Sports Partnership Coordinator, remarked ‘In my eyes this is one of our best events of the year. People of all ages and abilities come together to create an electric atmosphere and every person walks away with a smile on their face. It’s more than a 5k, it’s a social event which promotes health and wellbeing.’
Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks for coming! We look forward to seeing you next year.