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DUBLIN FAQ

The date for the 2017 Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk is Saturday 9th September in the Phoenix Park.The event starts and finishes at the junction of Furze Road/Chesterfield Ave. The 10KM event starts at 10h00 & the 5KM event starts at 11h00.

How can I fundraise?

 

A fundraising page is automatically created when you register online. You can share this page with family and friends and they can donate to Breast Cancer Ireland.

See below for more fundraising FAQ’s

Where can I park?

There is limited parking in Phoenix Park and surrounding areas so if you can walk, cycle or take public transport it would be appreciated. Please refer to How To Get There section of the website for event location.

What is the registration process?

You must register online to obtain your place in the race.

How do I register an U10 participant?

There is an option at registration to register an Under 10. Under 10’s are free but will not receive an event t-shirt.

Is the event chip-timed?

No the event is not chip timed. There will be two clocks at the finish line with gun time for both the 5KMand the 10KM distances.

Will I need to collect my race number in advance?

Yes – race numbers and race t-shirts can be collected at the Royal College of surgeons on Stephens Green on  Friday Sep 8th from 11:00am to 19:00pm. Numbers and t-shirts can also be collected at a marquee at the start area from 9:00 on race day.

Please note that T-shirts come on a first come first served basis.

When and where do I get my T shirt?

T-shirts can be collected at race number collection as detailed above.

 

Will there be a place to leave my bag?

Yes – Key / bag (Max 10l i.e. Small Bag) drop will be available should you chose to use it. Stickers will be provided at the bag drop and you should put your race number and label onto you bag before you present it at key / bag drop area. To collect your keys / bag after the race you will need your bib number so that we can easily identify you.

Will there be on course “loo” facilities?

Yes we will have portaloo facilities available at the assembly point and a very limited number at approximately 2km & 4km into the 5km lap.

What do I do with my sponsorship monies?
  1. Monies raised through sponsorship can be lodged directly to the BCI Bank Account Allied Irish Banks Name Ac: Breast Cancer Ireland A/C: 32264048 Sort: 93-10-12 Or can be forwarded to Ms Samantha McGregor, Breast Cancer Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin
  2. Your personal online registration page will created at registration with EverydayHero. 
Race Start?

The 10km will start promptly at 10.00 The 5k will commence at 11.00. The Great Pink Run is all about including everyone and having fun as well as raising much needed funds for this worthwhile charity. As it is also a race, there will be 3 different speed categories and we are likely to do several wave starts to spread out the field.

  1. Competitive Runner (Typically less than 5 mins / km)
  2. Running for Fun(Typically 5 – 7 mins / km) -This is the main section for all shapes and forms of runner
  3. Joggers & walkers (Typically 8+mins / km) – This is for those wishing to take their time. Those participating with children/ scooters / strollers are requested to please start the race at the very back of the 5km field and keep children under your control.
Will water be provided on the course?

We will have a water station at the 5k mark for those running the 10k and after the finish line for all participants. It is advisable for all runners to either bring water themselves or make sure they are well hydrated in advance. Please dispose of any bottles you may carry on the course at the main event HQ area only to avoid littering along the route through the park. Water will be available for all participants after the race finish .

Who can participate?

We want men, women and children participating in this day. Everyone knows someone that has been affected by Breast Cancer. Use this event to come out and support them. Investment in research is critical in making a difference. Help us in our race for a cure.

Is there a different registration fee for children?

Yes the entrance fee for children under 18 years of age is €15 and children under 10 years can participate in the 5km Strollers / walking section for FREE. Note entry for U10′s is free and they will receive a medal at the finish line.

Can I change from 10km to 5km or 5km to 10km?

Yes, you can change up or down on the day.

Can I register using a Laser card?

Yes – You can register until midnight September 8th online. Registration will also be available on the day but only for cash transactions.

How much is it to register?

We have differing entry charges depending on date registered.

Do I have to wear pink?

You should try to wear at least one Pink item for the race. It can be anything you like but we encourage everyone to pink it up as much as possible! There will be a prize for our “Best Dressed in Pink” Check out our web www.greatpinkrun.ie gallery for ideas on how to turn yourself pink!

I have never completed a 5k before?

Don’t worry. You can do it at whatever pace you choose. Participation in the event is what counts.

What happens afterwards?

After each Run is completed, participants will receive a medal marking the occasion.

What is the minimum age?

There is no minimum age – We are encouraging all the family to participate. If you have a baby, push him/her in the buggy! There is no time limit to the race so we encourage you to participate with your little ones in what could be their first sports event but please go in the 5km event and start at the back of the main field!

Are all proceeds going to BCI?

Yes all of the proceeds from the race will be going to BCI. All costs associated with this event have been kindly covered by the Sponsors on board.

Can I get a refund on my entry?

Sorry but there are no refunds available once you have entered online as this is a charity event.

Fundraising FAQ's

How can I fundraise?

Everydayhero is the online fundraising platform supporting Breast Cancer Ireland Great Pink Run 2017. Using everydayhero is safe and secure. Once you register on www.Greatpinkrun.ie, you will receive a specific Breast Cancer Ireland Great Pink Run online Fundraising page which will automatically be set up for you if you wish to fundraise.

To access your page please go to https://everydayhero.com/ie/sign-in. Please use the email you signed up with at the point of registration for the Great Pink Run. If you cannot remember your password please click “Forgot Your Password”. Once you access your page you can share your page with friends and family to encourage them to donate to you.

How do I set up my online fundraising page?

As part of your registration for the Breast Cancer Ireland Great Pink Run, you will automatically receive an online fundraising page with everydayhero.

How do I link my fitness apps Fitbit, MapMyFitness & Strava to my everydayhero page?

Everydayhero is partnered with Fitbit, MapMyFitness & Strava which means you can link your fundraising page to these fitness apps and your page will then be updated every time you complete an activity. That way your donors can see how you’re getting on. Fundraisers who use this feature raise an average 46% more!

Linking your app to your page is easy, just follow the steps in this video – https://vimeo.com/195456147 for Fitbit, MapMyFitness or Strava.

How can I get help with my Breast Cancer Ireland everydayhero fundraising page?

If you have any questions about the Great Pink Run please contact us at greatpinkrun2017@gmail.com

If you have an issue that is related to your Breast Cancer Ireland Great Pink Run everydayhero fundraising page, the dedicated everydayhero support team are available if you need help with your fundraising page, making a donation, or anything else relating to everydayhero.

Take a look at their FAQ’s at https://everydayherouk.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb#fundraiser-or-donor#welcome for all the technical advice, as well as their top tips for giving your fundraising a boost!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for please contact help@everydayhero.ie or call 1890-92-99-44.

For any race queries not answered on this website you can e-mail us at greatpinkrundublin@gmail.com  or CLICK HERE.

Breast Cancer Ireland are extremely grateful to all our Sponsors for their support of this years event.
All funds now raised will go directly to assist our ongoing research and awareness efforts nationally.
Thank you!

Great Pink Run 2018

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