39,000 DKK For Charity in 2014
That brings the Grand Total up to 296,500 DKK donated to charity since 2007.
The day started overcast and foreboding, wasn't looking good. But around midday, the clouds parted and let the sun through. Even though the wind was still there, thankfully it was not as sharp and cold as it was in 2013.
As with previous years, the atmosphere was already set by the great team down at Kennedys Bar, and the atmosphere only got better as you arrived to register. Great atmosphere as you waited patiently in the queue outside. Many thanks to Kennedys for their help in this pretty hectic part of the day.
Being stationed at The Tent, we have the advantage of watching you all arrive one by one. Some running, some crawling (due to costumes, not a liquid breakfast..!), some dancing, but what you all have in common are your good spirits. It's always great fun in The Tent. A lot of us haven't seen each other since last year, and the music, a wee Guinness and old faces leads to lot's of catching up and plenty of laughs.
It appears that as the years go by, there are more and more of you making the effort to "Keep Her Green" and dress up.... AND WE LOVE IT!!!!! Finding the best dressed this year was the toughest as of yet. There were so many good ones. Thanks so much for making the effort.
And then it was time.
This year it was Siobhán herself that sent you all off out into the streets of Copenhagen tied at the ankles.
Andy, our Paddyrazzi, followed you through the streets, and went in to say hello at each of the pubs. As per usual, you still manage to get some puzzled looks from passers-by. And great to see how some of you stop to explain what's going on, sometimes even getting them to join in. There was live music and a great atmosphere at each pub, and also great to see how many of you stay for just a bit longer than the 1/2 pint of Carlsberg required by the race. Kennedys, The Shamrock Inn, The Globe, The Irish Rover and The Dubliner, without them, the race would be kinda boring. It's the busiest day of the year for them, and we pass on their thanks for your patience and high spirits.
And then we arrived at The Dubliner. It took us a bit longer than the 15 minutes it took the Race Winners, but what a party to arrive to. It's great to finish the race here, one of the best party pubs in Copenhagen.
We would like to thank our sponsors, Guinness and Kilkenny. They are great to work with, and thanks to their fantastic support, the 3 Legged Charity Race can give ALL proceeds un-cut to the charities.
We would also like to thank everyone that helps out on the day. You would be surprised at how many give their time to make sure that the day runs as smoothly as possible, and it would be impossible to make it work without them. Thanks to you all.
And finally..... you folks. Without you, well, the day would be really, really boring!
Thank you for your continued loyalty and for making the race the fantastic, fun tradition it has become. We are already looking forward to next year
Tuesday the 17th of March, 2015. We'll be there.... will you?
2014 Race Winners
Frederik Thorup and Jonas Munk
Team #1, TEAM IBEN won the race in an impressive 14m 54s.
They were the first runners out of the tent, and they were determined to win. They were aiming for 13m 45s, but are well happy with their winning time.
Congratulations guys. We hope to see you again next year.
Nearly 300.000 DKK in total raised for charity.
Read more about the money raised and the charities here.
When it comes to gathering money for charities, you are all winners. See who has won what here.
On top of all this, we do it for the craic too, which is mighty!!
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