5K for Collection Day Friday 21st April 2023

5K for Collection Day

This Collection Day we are raising funds for our Sport, Health and Leadership programmes that support our athletes every day.

This year one of the ways you can support us is by taking part in our 5K/5 mile challenge.

Like our athletes, we want to encourage all our supporters to get out and get active this April!

What is the 5K/5 mile Challenge?

We want you to complete 5 kilometres or miles on Friday 21st of April - you can walk, run, swim or cycle. We will be supplying #UnbeatableTogether t-shirts that celebrate the theme of the Special Olympics World Games this June for your challenge. While 5 kilometres or miles is a huge challenge for some, a fitness commitment for others, the important thing is you are raising funds for Special Olympics Ireland and our athletes who are doing their best to get fitter and healthier every day

What happens after I sign up?

Once you sign up you will receive a welcome email from our team with more details and your digital event pack.

Our event pack includes:

  • Entry to our Facebook group

  • Our Couch to 5k Hints and tips on how to train in the lead-up to the challenge

  • Tips on how to start your fundraising online

Is there a registration fee?

No, the challenge is free to sign up.

How do I get my T-shirt?

Once you raise or donate a total of €25 or more to Special Olympics Ireland, we will post you a branded Special Olympics Ireland t-shirt - just don’t forget to register with us so we have your address and details!

I have a couple more questions, who can I ask?

Feel free to message us at challenges@specialolympics.ie and we will get back to you with any questions you might have.