The Pioneers Want You for the 2010 Dublin City Marathon

The Association is calling on Pioneers and non-Pioneers to sign up for or support the PTAA’s entry for the 2010 Dublin City Marathon. 2010 marks the 31st year of the Lifestyle Sports- Adidas Dublin Marathon.

This year for the first time in the history of the Association, our fundraising committee have decided to invite members  and non-members to enter a PTAA-designated race team. This decision indicates a new direction for  the Association as the fundraising committee continues to streamline  and capitalise on its ongoing fundraising activities. 

The PTAA team will be led capably by Pioneer CEO  and veteran marathon runner Padraig Brady.

Commenting on the marathon Padraig said:

“Ideally we would welcome as many Pioneers  and non-Pioneers as possible to take part in this year’s   marathon by supporting the PTAA team. 

We know that a large number of people throughout the Pioneers and other Jesuit apostolates take part every year in this event. We would encourage Pioneers, non-Pioneers  and also our Jesuit colleagues to join the Pioneer team. We can offer each other support and could potentially generate increased funds for the Association at a time when finance is a concern  and a priority”.  

Participation in the marathon is open to both runners and walkers. The event is also looking for volunteers to help support participants. Of course offering sponsorship to the Pioneer team is an option open to all – Pioneer and non-Pioneer alike -and we would encourage as many people as possible to donate and support the Pioneer team. Sponsorship cards are available from Central Office or from any officer of the Association.”

2010 Registration for the marathon is now open. The closing date for entries is 17:00 hrs. C.E.T., Monday 4th October. There will be no late entries at registration or on race day. To register online visit www. Registering by 17:00 C.E.T. September 1st costs €80.00 while registering before 17:00 C.E.T. on October 4th costs €90.00.