Options Announces Sponsorship of the St.Patrick’s Day SPAR Craic 10K Run

Belfast ― 5th March 2024 ―Options Technology, a trailblazer in capital markets infrastructure, today announced its sponsorship of the 2024 Spar Craic 10K St. Patrick’s Day Run in Belfast.

Now in its 9th year, the annual St. Patrick’s Day event is expected to be the biggest and best yet, bringing together runners and spectators from across the country and beyond.

A focal point in any Northern Irish runners’ calendar, upwards of 2,000 people take part in the race annually, running from Belfast City Hall to the finish line at Ormeau Park.

Options, a global company with a presence in ten key financial cities worldwide, first opened in Belfast in 2014, and teams from Options’ Belfast headquarters have participated in the SPAR Craic 10k event since the inaugural run in 2015.

Danny Moore, Options’ President and CEO, said, “We are excited to support this year’s SPAR Craic 10k St Patrick’s Day run. This fantastic event has become an annual tradition in our sporting and events calendar, and one that brings our community together in such a unique way. Good luck to all the runners – see you at the finish line.”

Connla McCann, Director of the SPAR Craic 10k, added, “St. Patrick’s Day is a very special occasion for the Irish around the world, and we are delighted to be holding Belfast’s annual SPAR Craic 10k again. With more runners than ever before, we plan to make 17th March a day to remember as we start in a fun and healthy way.”

The announcement follows news of the firm’s sponsorship of the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40 Awards, its partnership with Microsoft and its appointment of Laura McCann to Chief Financial Officer.

In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm, Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.


For media inquiries, please contact Niall McAleer, niall.mcaleer@options-it.com. 

Options Technology: 

Options Technology (Options) is a financial technology company at the forefront of banking and trading infrastructure. We serve clients globally with offices in New York, London, Belfast, Cambridge, Chicago, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, and Auckland. At Options, our services are woven into the hottest trends in global technology, including high-performance Networking, Cloud, Security, and AI (Artificial Intelligence).