The most recent edition of this event was on 23 September 2017.
The Irish Run the World 5K Fun Run in Melbourne, Victoria on Saturday, 24 September 2016 is part of a series of 5km charity fun runs which take place on the same day in 16 cities around the world.
Starting in Brisbane at 7am with the baton handed to Sydney and then over to Melbourne for the official launch with global patron Olympian Sonia O'Sullivan. The Young Leaders will run 5kms in their respective city before passing the 'virtual baton'. The Global 5K will conclude when the last young leader crosses the finish line in San Francisco.
There will be an Irish BBQ after each event.