Grace Lynch and Hiko Tonosa were on hand to launch the 2020 Great Ireland Run 10km which will take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday April 5. The 20th Great Ireland Run 10km will see participants enjoy the iconic surroundings of Europe's largest urban park and thousands of walkers, runners and elite athletes are expected to once again turn out.
Athletics Ireland took over staging of the event last year, and says it is committed to seeing the Great Ireland Run retain the prestige of years gone by. Daragh Browne, Athletics Ireland marketing manager said: “While the event attracts many elite athletes, it’s also a great starting point for anyone looking to step up to 10km for the first time. With it being the 20th edition of the race, we are delighted to offer the first 1,000 participants 20 per cent off entry to the 2020 Great Ireland Run.”
The event will also host the Athletics Ireland 10km championships, which in 2019 saw both Grace Lynch and Hiko Tonosa pick up national championship medals. Speaking at the launch, last year's National 10km champion, Hiko Tonosa said: “Winning an Irish National Championships was a true honour for me and I’m already looking forward to competing next year.”
Grace Lynch, who also picked up a national championship medal last year said: “The Great Ireland Run has such a prestigious history, and when you see the calibre of athletes that have taken the titles here before, you know it's a race that you just have to try and win. It's always a date I pencil in the diary at the start of the season.”
If you fancy putting on your running shoes and joining Hiko and Grace at the 2020 Great Ireland Run, then avail of the 20 per cent early bird discount available to the first 1,000 entries. All participants will receive a Great Ireland Run t-shirt, medal and goodie bag. Further information can be found at www.greatirelandrun.ie.