Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge 2016

An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh today announced details of the Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge 2016.
An tArdmhéara encourages people to join the 5 Alive Challenge team and take part in some of the great road races held around Dublin as a means of improving their health and fitness. Many previous participants have gone on to join local Athletics Clubs and have continued with a regular active and healthy regime.
Speaking at the announcement, an tArdmhéara said “The Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge is a great initiative especially for those at the beginning of their journey to get fitter. This year, I particularly call on beginners to join me and take up the challenge. I am starting from scratch and getting up from behind the office desk to try and progress from walking to jogging and running. I am very grateful to the Athletics Clubs and the BHAA for their continued support with the Race Series. Is togra iontach é an 5 Alive Challenge go háirithe dóibh siúd atá ag tosú amach ar a n-aistear féin chun bheith níb aclaí. Ba bhreá liom tosaitheoirí a mhealladh i mbliana, chun páirt a ghlacadh in éineacht liom agus mé ag triail le dul chun cinn ón siúl go rith”.
To register for the Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge 2016 and become part of the team, log onto http://bit.ly/LM5Alive2016 Places are limited to 400 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Closing date for registrations is midday on November 27th. All details will be provided upon registration including cost of race.
Previous participants of the Challenge have said:
“For me the Lord Mayors 5 Alive Challenge was the best new year’s resolution I ever made, I became involved in a group who offered loads of support and encouragement on race day and all I had to do was cross the finish line” - Olive Mulligan
“What a great initiative the Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge is. Starting off on New Year’s Day, it gives participants a great opportunity to kick off their New Year resolutions on the right foot. The level of support provided by the organisers and fellow runners is second to none and you can’t help but feel a sense of achievement each time you cross the finish line. The courses are challenging and varied and always good fun. The Challenge keeps runners motivated to keep training and improve their health and fitness in a fun and enjoyable environment” – Brendan Murphy.
The Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge is supported by Dublin City Council’s Sports & Recreation Services Section.
For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277
Dublin City Council Sports & Recreation Services Section: T (01) 222 7852

Notes to the Editor:
Pictures available on request
The 5 Races in the Challenge are as follows:
Liffey Valley Tom Brennan Memorial 5k
Phoenix Park
AXA Raheny 5 mile
Garda Cross Country BHAA 2mile/4mile
Phoenix Park
Metro St. Brigid's KBI St. Patrick's 5k
Dawson Street
Dublin City Council BHAA 2 mile / 4 mile
St Anne’s Park