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'Phenomenal' Turnout At This Years IGBF Grocers Fun Run

Published on Apr 17 2018 10:54 AM

'Phenomenal' Turnout At This Years IGBF Grocers Fun Run

The turnout at this years Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund, 2nd Grocers Fun Run in conjunction with Pop Up Races was 'phenomenal' John Moane, IGBF President has said.

Sponsored by Keelings the charity race took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 8 April, which attracted 800 participants which is more than double the numbers of last year.

The Grocers Fun Run is a fun family initiative set up by the IGBF, which invited people from the grocery industry, along with their families and friends, to participate in a 10k or 5k run/walk.

Main sponsors Keelings were on hand to provide fruit for all participants and the event was also generously supported by companies within the industry, sampling LOR coffee, East Coast Bakehouse cookies, Fulfil bars and Delifrance pastries to name but a few. All participants received a grocery goodie bag, t-shirt, a medal and refreshments provided by LR Suntory.

"This is a fun event for all the family and encourages people from within our industry to get out and active for a great charity cause," says Conor Kilduff, marketing and commercial director for Keelings. "Pop Up Races have again done a superb job in hosting this run on behalf of the IGBF charity”.

Now An Annual Event

John Moane, IGBF president said "Now a firm favourite within the IGBF annual calendar, it is lovely to see an event which allows people to bring their families and even their pets along to participate in. It’s important for the IGBF to widen the opportunities to fundraise and this event is a perfect way to introduce a whole new generation of people to our charity”.

The IGBF has been serving the Irish grocery industry since 1981 by providing an important industry network and organizing fundraising initiatives in order to donate essential financial relief to members of the trade and their families.

Register here for the Grocers Fun Run event.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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