DkIT Dundalk 10k: A Night of Running, Community, and Charity

April 17, 2024

This evening, the vibrant streets of Dundalk will be alive with the energy of runners and supporters gathering for the annual DkIT Dundalk 10k. Organised by the sports office at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), this event marks over a decade of promoting fitness, community engagement, and charitable contributions.

For more than ten years, the DkIT Dundalk 10k has been a fixture in the local sporting calendar. Held at the esteemed DKIT Sport facility, this race has garnered a reputation for its flat and fast course, drawing participants from across Ireland. The course record of 29:45, set by Yared Deresse of Carrick Aces, stands as a testament to the caliber of competition this event attracts.

This year, the DkIT Dundalk 10k has received support from sponsors including Servisource Recruitment, Recruit Island, Fyffes, Dundalk Retail Park, Dundalk Credit Union, Intact Software, DKIT Sport, ControlSoft, RockSalt Café, K2 Data Centres, and Dundalk Institute of Technology. Their contributions will not only bolster the event's success but also underscore the importance of corporate involvement in fostering community wellness initiatives.

Beyond the thrill of the race, the DkIT Dundalk 10k has a deeper purpose. Proceeds from the event are directed towards SAFE Castlebellingham, a local charity providing essential mental health services to the community. The partnership between the run and SAFE Castlebellingham exemplifies the power of athletics in driving positive change and supporting important causes.

The 2024 edition of the DkIT Dundalk 10k sees an unprecedented level of interest, with entries selling out quickly due to overwhelming demand. This fervour highlights the enduring appeal of the event and the growing enthusiasm for fitness activities in Dundalk.

As the sun sets this evening, the runners of Dundalk will all be together, setting fast times and supporting local charities!

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