The 2019 Staff Relay Series with PwC Ireland, a fun 5 x 5km relay event and Ireland’s biggest mass participation relay, will take place in the Phoenix Park on Wednesday and Thursday, 22 and 23 May at 6pm.
Over 300 companies and 1,000 teams took part in last year’s event which completely sold out leading to a second night being added for the first time this year. Global Relay who organise the event expect to see almost 7,000 participants from all over the greater Dublin area and beyond taking part in the 2019 Staff Relay Series, which is rapidly gaining a reputation as Ireland’s premier staff night out.
Pictured (left to right): Eamon McLoughlin, Staff Relay Series Co-Founder; Maria Kinsella, PwC and Chairperson, WGPA and Carlow Football Player; Eoin Murchan, PwC and Dublin Football Player; Susan Kilty, PwC People Partner and Feargal O'Rourke, PwC Managing Partner.
PwC is again the largest single supporter of the event. Speaking at the launch, Susan Kilty, PwC People Partner, said: "Last year PwC had a record 105 teams participating and was a great event of rivalry, teamwork, fun and excitement. The event is also a great way for work colleagues to mingle in a relaxed atmosphere.
"Supporting the 2019 Staff Relay Series compliments our Wellness programme, ‘Boost’, which encourages our people to stay well in body and mind and take a holistic approach to their health.
"We are delighted to be involved again and look forward to the event.”
Pierce O'Callaghan, Director, Global Relay Events, added: "The vision of the Staff Relay Series is clear - to provide a unique and special opportunity to build team spirit and create a sense of healthy competition within the workplace and to bring a sense of fun to a running event characterised with our hashtag #Run4aLaugh.
"Last year the event reached its maximum capacity for one night and we have had to open a second night this year to satisfy demand. Spaces are filling up quickly so we would advise entering early to avoid disappointment.”
The Staff Relay Series brings Dublin's business community together for an evening of fun, fitness and teamwork. It is open to everyone, from serious athletes to first-time fun runners. There is no barrier to entry, you don’t have to have an elite athletic background or even a massively high level of fitness. Because it’s a team event the focus is on teamwork, not individual times, which removes the biggest hurdle people often face when first starting out running.
The final kilometre of the relay route passes through the Relay Village - a tented area where companies set up office for the night - and colleagues can cheer and encourage their team mates as they complete the final leg of the relay before socialising over refreshments.
The objective of the event is not about winning medals or posting record times but on building morale, camaraderie and teamwork whilst having the craic afterwards in the Staff Relay Village. This is an event for organisations, from small local businesses to large multinationals. The only item on the agenda for 22 and 23 May will be for staff members to have fun in an outdoor environment.
All details can be found on www.staffrelayseries.com
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