- Where can I complete my virtual run?
- Can I still run as part of a team?
- What are the distance options?
- Who can take part?
- Can I run with a buggy, dog, scooter etc.?
- Where does my registration fee go?
- How much it is to register?
- What is a virtual race?
Virtual GT5K FAQ's
- Where can I enter the Grant Thornton virtual 5k?
- I have never competed a 5k before?
- When will my T-shirt arrive?
- How do I submit my time?
- What proof of my result can I upload?
- What apps should I use to track my run?
- How do I take a screen shot of my result?
- How many times can I submit a time/Enter if I want to try improving my time?
- Where can I see the results?
- How are team results calculated?
- Can I run for my club?
- Is there a charity involved?
What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. Depending on the event it can be completed over a specified duration or on a specific day.
Where can I enter the Grant Thornton virtual 5k?
You can find all the details here:
How much it is to register?
Entry to this event is €10 + booking fee which will include your t-shirt and charity donation.
Where does my registration fee go?
The registration fee will be split between the event charity partner, the Alzheimer’s society of Ireland and Athletics Ireland’s youth athletics programmes.
Who can take part?
The Virtual GT5K is open to anyone over the age of 18 around the world.
What are the distance options?
Just like the physical event, this will be a 5km virtual race.
More details can be found here:
Can I still run as part of a team?
The Virtual GT5K offers the chance to run as an individual, or as part of a four-person team. You can choose to set up a team or join an existing team during registration.
Why not create a team with some of your work colleagues, teammates, friends or family, and enjoy some healthy competition while supporting a great cause.
I have never competed a 5k before?
If you're new to running, we have sample training programs available on the Athletics Ireland website.
• See our beginner to 5km Training Plan:
Where can I complete my Virtual Run?
You should plan your run/walk route before starting your event. The run/walk should only be completed on footpaths/pathways or also on pathways within public parks. Please follow government guidelines and exercise within the advised distance from your home.
Can I run with a buggy, dog, scooter etc.?
No, it can be unsafe to run with a buggy, dog or scooter.
When will my T-shirt arrive?
Your t-shirt is included in your entry fee. Register by August 13 to ensure you have it in time for the run.
What proof of my result can I upload?
You can upload a screen shot of your time with distance taken from your phone if you used an app such as Map My Run or Strava or this can be a picture of your GPS watch used to track your walk/run.
How do I submit my time?
To submit your time, you must login into your Eventmaster booking and select the ‘submit race time’ option. There you will be able to input your time and provide a proof of that time also. The URL field is optional. This video will show the steps involved in submitting a race time :
How do I take a screen shot of my result?
To take a screenshot on an iPhone :
To take a screenshot on a phone with Android :
What apps should I use to track my run?
There are several app available such as Strava, Map My Run, Nike Run, and Run Keeper.
Where can I see the results?
Over the event day – 8 September, there will be a live leader board available to view. This will be available at www.grantthornton.ie/gt5k and our social channels.
How are team results calculated?
Team results will be calculated by adding together the 4 team member times. Team results will be under three categories, All Male, All Female and Mixed.
Can I run for my club?
Yes, you can enter as a club team, however, club membership is not required for this event.
Is there a charity involved?
Yes, the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland are the charity partner for the 2021 Virtual GT5K.
How many times can I submit a time/Enter if I want to try improving my time?
You can submit your time just once.