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IGBF Fun Run Attracts Over 1,000 Runners

By Donna Ahern
IGBF Fun Run Attracts Over 1,000 Runners

The Irish Grocers’ Benevolent Fund (IGBF) has announced that its recent annual Fun Run – which took place earlier this month, on Saturday 17 June, at Leopardstown Racecourse – attracted over 1,000 runners.

With a 5k and a 10k race, along with a kids’ race, the event attracted runners of ‘diverse’ skill levels.

The strategic shift to Leopardstown Racecourse allowed for greater flexibility and maximised funds, directly helping the IGBF charity and its beneficiaries, the group noted.

A Day Filled With Triumph and Resilience

Despite facing unpredictable weather conditions, the IGBF Fun Run was a ‘shining testament to the indomitable spirit of its participants’.


Seasoned athletes and enthusiastic newcomers alike embraced the opportunity to push their limits and to make a lasting impact.

The Spirit Of Healthy Competition Prevails

A spokesperson for the event said, “Emerging as corporate champions were the purposeful team from Aldi, whose exceptional teamwork and unwavering determination secured their victory.

“Aldi’s triumph sets the stage for an exhilarating battle in the next edition of the Fun Run, as they strive to defend their title in 2024.”

A Family Affair


“The IGBF Fun Run not only unites passionate individuals in pursuit of fitness while supporting a good cause, but also nurtures a profound sense of togetherness and support within families,” the spokesperson added.

“From young to old, participants of all ages came together, creating an incredible sight of parents running alongside their children, providing guidance and motivation every step of the way.”

This year’s event sponsors include Keeling’s, the National Lottery, FMI and Yoplait.

Read More: IGBF Raises Over €90,000 At Leopardstown Fundraiser

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