5,000 To Take Part in Operation Transformation 5K in Association with Sport Ireland

Sport Ireland is once again delighted to partner with RTÉ, Athletics Ireland, Dublin City Council and the OPW for the 2017 Operation Transformation 5K in Phoenix Park this Saturday, February 18th.

Over 5,000 runners, joggers, strollers and walkers are set to join the five Operation Transformation leaders in the beautiful surrounds of the famous Dublin parkland for what is the 7th edition of this national event.

Among those in attendance on Saturday will be Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, who is looking forward to welcoming participants from all over the country: “The Operation Transformation walk is always a fantastic fun filled event drawing people from all corners of the country to Dublin. I am delighted that I will be there in Phoenix Park on Saturday to greet the thousands of participants who will line out. I wish all of those running and walking the very best and I’ll see you at the start line!”

According to the latest Irish Sports Monitor Report, running is one of Ireland’s most popular sports with 8.2% of adults taking part in regular running sessions.

Sport Ireland Chief Executive, John Treacy, highlighted the importance of this event: “Sport Ireland is delighted to be working with RTÉ, Athletics Ireland and the OPW on the Operation Transformation 5K for the 7th year running. The Irish Sports Monitor highlighted that running remains one of the most popular forms of physical activity. The Operation Transformation 5K is a very important event in the promotion of healthy living and the pursuit of exercise and I look forward to seeing another big turnout of participants on Saturday.”

Sport Ireland would like to thank An Garda Síochana, Dublin City Council, Athletics Ireland, Dublin Bus and the OPW for their support with this year’s Operation Transformation 5K.

The Operations Transformation 5K gets underway in the Phoenix Park on Saturday, February 18th at 10am.

For further information on Operation Transformation see: https://ot.rte.ie/