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The Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge, run in association with Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland, is aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

 

Grant Thornton’s support also makes a positive difference to young, promising athletes with event organisers Athletics Ireland channelling funds raised from these races into their Junior High Performance programme which enables these emerging athletes to fulfil their potential.

 

In addition, 10% of each entry fee will go to Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, life can seem very cruel. But when a wish is granted, the kindness of a community can transform the way a child and their family see the world and can give them hope, strength and joy in facing the challenges ahead. Most wishes fall into one of four categories: “I wish to go to”, “I wish to be”, “I wish to meet” or “I wish to have”. A wish gives a child the opportunity to be the centre of attention for all the right reasons, it allows them to be a child again and reminds them that it is not the illness that makes them special.

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