DeCare Dental ‘Sport a Smile Challenge’

DeCare Dental has launched its annual Sport a Smile 5km fun run/walk & company challenge for 2018. Now in its 17 year, the event will take place on Wednesday, 4th July @6:30pm with the race commencing at Claremorris Athletic Track. All moneys raised will go to DeCare Dental charity of the year – ISPCC ChildLine.

The run/walk has proven hugely popular among the community and beyond with participation numbers continuing to increase. The event has raised many thousands for local charities down the years and is a significant date in the calendar for the company. As part of this year’s event – DeCare Dental are hosting an inaugural company challenge where local companies can compete against each other for the DeCare Cup. DeCare Dental Ireland is excited about this fresh dimension to Sport a Smile.

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Action from last year’s race

As an organisation they encourage all employees and members of their community in becoming aware of and making choices towards living a healthy and fulfilling life. By hosting Sport a Smile annually, DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland believes it’s playing its role in contributing to such a lifestyle and in turn raising well-needed funds for local charities like ISPCC ChildLine.

This year’s event comprises of a 5km distance commencing at Claremorris Athletic Track, navigating the nearby area of Claremorris before returning and concluding with one lap of the athletic track. The course is certified by the Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI) and is part of the Mayo Athletic Club league. Participants are chip timed and technical t-shirts are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Patrons are free to run or walk the course.

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DeCare Dental Sport a Smile 2017

Entry fees for individuals is €10 online, €15 on the day. While for company entrants the fee is €30 online or €40 on the day. The company challenge consists of a team of 4 work colleagues and the finishing time of the first 3 team member’s home counts. There will be a barbeque after the race for all participants. For more information log onto our event page on Facebook or visit the designated website