Our Social Programme

IUFoST Fun Run

Join your colleagues on a fun run around the UCD campus and support two very worthy causes. Click here for more information.

Tuesday 23rd August

Tickets cost €35 Places are limited so please book in advance.



The IUFoST 5K Fun run will take place the morning of Tuesday 23rd August in the grounds of the University College Dublin campus. The theme for this race is the Baton of Hope with the baton symbolising ‘education’ and the ‘sharing of knowledge’. The aim of this race is to have fun, get in some morning exercise and to support two worthy educational causes. We will let James Lyng, our IUFoST local organising committee member explain more…..

Funds raised will be used for two causes, one local and one international
1. Local cause: A bursary will be provided for an Irish based early stage researcher to attend the 19th IUFoST World Congress in 2018 in India.
2. International cause: Remaining funds will be used to support an ambitious research programme in Southern Ethiopia aimed at transforming the livelihoods of millions who ‘exist’ under the constant threat of recurring climatic extremes.


For more information on the route of the 5 kilometre course please take a look at our video running the entire course and get your bearings before you come!



The Details

The fee to enter the race is €35. This cost includes:


Tee-shirt, race number and timing chip
Transport from a designated pick up spot
Light breakfast
Commerative medal
Contribution towards educational causes

If anyone would like to donate more to the charitable causes you can do so by logging in here and selecting an amount.  


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How to Enter


Attending IUFoST 2016 Congress?
To register for the IUFoST Fun Run just select it on the social events page of the registration form.
If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add it to your booking just log back into your account and add it as an option. Once you pay the amended invoice you can start training for the event!

Not Attending IUFoST 2016 Congress?
If you are not attending the IUFoST congress but still wish to take part in the fun run you can register for it here.


Register for the Run

Can’t enter but still want to support the cause?

No problem, we will welcome any donation you wish to make, large or small, everything counts. Just log onto the site below to donate what you can.


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