The annual Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K took place on the 8th October 2016 in Kilbogget Park. A key part of the County’s Festival of Inclusion, this was a fun event for everyone, providing a great opportunity for any age, ability or fitness level to get out and active.
1,200 participants took part including hundreds of families, runners, walkers, school groups and those out to have a great time while getting active in a wonderful local park. After a warm-up taken by Ryan from dlr Leisure, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr.Cormac Delvin, officially welcomed everyone and started the event.
Once the hooter sounded participants ran, jogged, rolled, pushed or walked the 5k course to the finish line. Everyone received an event t-shirt and refreshments with the kids also sporting an event medal for their hard work.
The Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K is organised by a committee made up of members from: dlr Sports Partnership, the County Councils Social Inclusion Unit and Community Department, the HSE’s Health Promotion Unit, Cabinteely Athletics and Soccer Clubs as well as the Core Credit Union. In addition the support from An Garda Síochána, Dublin Civil Defence and the Councils Parks Department for this event every year is invaluable and helps ensure the safety of all the participants.
An Cathaoirleach, Cllr.Cormac Delvin, commented that ‘it was great to see the different range of ages and fitness levels taking part again in the 8th year of this event. It is a wonderful example of community integration and a great way to kick off the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Festival of Inclusion.’
Funding for this event was provided by Core Credit Union, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the HSE Health Promotion Unit.
Shane McArdle, Coordinator with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership, commented ‘This event has gone from strength to strength both in terms of participants and also how it engages the local community. It’s a shining example of how local agencies can work together to create and role out a participation event for all.’
To find out more information on this event or Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership please contact us at:
Check out the website www.dlrsportspartnership.ie