Top Oil to host Charity Mascot Race at Leopardstown

Casey Kavanagh and Roisin Black with Top Oil mascot Mr Ted (Credit: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

Call for company mascots to ‘Go head to head with Mr. Ted’ for charity at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival



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12 December 2016

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Top Oil is calling on companies across Ireland to get involved in a Top Oil Charity Mascot Race to raise much-needed funds for charities on 29 December at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Each company involved in the mascot race will represent a chosen charity and the winner of the race will award the total prize fund to their allocated charity.

The charity fun race will see Top Oil mascot Mr. Ted racing against other company mascots on the famous Leopardstown track to help raise awareness and donations for Irish charities. Each company that enters the race must donate €500 to the prize fund and compete for the prize money by entering its company mascot or designated character in the race. Any registered charity can also approach a company to ask them to represent their charity in the race for a chance to win the prize money.

The winning company mascot will receive the total amount in the prize fund which it can then donate to its chosen charity, as well as receiving the title of Top Oil Mascot Race Winner 2016. Collection buckets will be on display in the enclosure during the day to raise additional funds for the participating charities.

Gerard Boylan, chief executive of Top Oil, said: “It’s important that Irish companies do what they can to support charities, especially at Christmas time. We are calling on any company with a mascot or even those that don’t and just want to be involved, to sign up for the Top Oil Mascot Race and compete to win a significant prize fund for their chosen charity.”

The 100 metre race will take place after racing on Festival Finale Day of Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival, where over 10,000 patrons are expected to attend. All children under 16, once accompanied by an adult, are free. There are also complimentary activities in the marquee including bouncy castles, soft playzone, face painting and balloon modelling. After racing, Brian Kennedy will perform on stage in the marquee.

If your company is interested in participating in this fun challenge on behalf of a charity, contact the Top Oil team through its website,



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