24th September, 2016

Annual Young Leaders Global 5K 2016

Date : 24th September, 2016

The Irish Run the World   The Ireland Funds Global 5k 2016

We are excited to announce our Global 5K grand prize. 

The top male (fastest time) and the top female (fastest time) global finisher will each receive one (1) round trip ticket to any Delta Air Lines destination on the globe.
We will contact the top male and female finisher with their prizes once all top times have been recorded across the 16 cities running starting in Australia and finishing in Los Angeles.

         Good luck to all!  #RunToFlyOnDelta   

Disclaimer: The first overall male and female finisher (based on fastest time) will each receive one (1) coach class round trip ticket to any Delta Air Lines destination. Please note that flights are based on availability and some destinations require connections through multiple cities. This offer is valid for one calendar year, starting on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 and ending on September 23rd, 2017. This prize is not redeemable for any cash value.

Participating Cities

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Los Angeles
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New York
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San Francisco
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Washington, D.C.
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Hong Kong
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Get Involved!

The collective chapters of The Ireland Funds Young Leaders from around the world will host an event together – The Irish Run the World, a global 5k race.

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the event will span over 20hrs and cover 80km in 16 different cities and 6 different countries.

Starting in Brisbane, Australia, the Young Leaders will run a 5km in their respective cities before passing the ‘virtual baton’ off to the next city.

The Global 5k will conclude when the last Young Leader crosses the finish line in Los Angeles!

You can support by running or by making a gift.

All funds raised will go to benefit The Ireland Funds to assist worthy charities across the island of Ireland and Irish causes around the world.

Training tips

Last Year’s event

Spread the word and join the conversation by using #ylglobal5k

We’ve even written a tweet for you! Feel free to copy & paste.

Join the global Irish diaspora for a 5k run, raising funds for Irish charities with @irlfunds   #ylglobal5k


Post pics of your training and race day at www.facebook.com/TheIrishRuntheWorld


Sponsorship info (PDF)

PLATINUM Sponsor – $3,000  Buy online

  • Large, prominent lettering on top of back of t-shirts
  • Banner or merchandise prominently displayed at event
    (provided by sponsor)
  • Prominent recognition on all Event advertisements
    (including posters, brochures, web page etc.)
  • Ten free race registrations

GOLD Sponsor – $2,500  Buy online

  • Large lettering on back of t-shirt
  • Banner displayed prominently at event
    (provided by sponsor)
  • Major recognition on the Event’s web page
  • Five free race registrations

SILVER Sponsor – $1,000  Buy online

  • Medium lettering on back of t-shirt
  • Recognition at the event Special recognition on the Event’s web page
  • Three free race registrations

BRONZE Sponsor – $500  Buy online

  • Recognition on back of t-shirt
  • Recognition at the event
  • Recognition on Event’s web page
  • One free race registration