SPAR has been the principal sponsor of European Athletics since 1996, a relationship that is now 28 years strong and growing ever stronger each year. As Team Ireland gears up to travel to this year’s 2024 European Championships in June, we want to send 2 lucky SPAR customers along to the event to cheer them on in person!

The European Athletics Championships is set to take place from 7-12 June 2024 some 50 years after the Italian capital last staged the championships. The main athletics programme is due to take place in Rome’s iconic Olympic Stadium – Stadio Olimpico, with the out-of-stadia events taking place in the heart of the city.

SPAR Ireland has partnered with top athletes Rhasidat Adeleke and Israel Olatunde as ambassadors for an exciting customer giveaway. Rhasidat and Israel have been friends for many years, but they don’t get to meet in person all too often these days as Rhasidat is based in Austin, Texas. We recently caught up with the pair of top sprinters to witness a chat amongst friends and to find out what Rhasidat misses when she’s away from home. Apart from friends and family, Irish brown bread was hailed the item she missed the most. With this in mind, we are giving one lucky SPAR shopper, and a friend, the chance to travel to Rome this June to hand deliver a care package of ‘Rome Comforts’ to Rhasidat, in an exciting meet and greet with the 2 sprinting pals.

The prize includes:

  • Return Flights for 2 to Rome (Fri 7th – Mon 10th June)
  • VIP passes to the European Championships for 3 days
  • Meet & Greet with Rhasidat and Israel at the Stadio Olimpico
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Radisson 4* hotel
  • Transfers to/from Rome airport
  • Transfers to/from hotel to the stadium each day 

The winner will be selected at random from all entries received. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. 

Enter at

Prize draw Terms & Conditions

  1. SPAR Ireland is the sole sponsor of the promotion and holds sole responsibility for promotion management.
  2. The prize draw is open to residents of the Republic of Ireland only, aged 18 years or older excluding employees of SPAR Ireland, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this promotion.
  3. No purchase is necessary. Entry to the prize draw is free.
  4. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries made by the same person from various email accounts or from the same IP address will not be accepted.
  5. To enter simply send a message of Good Luck to Rhasidat Adeleke, Israel Olatunde or Team Ireland in the comments below the competition post on the SPAR Ireland’s Instagram page.
  6. Competition goes live on April 15th 2024 and ends on May 6th at 11.59pm
  7. There will be 1 winner only.
  8. Prize offered is for 2 people and includes:
    • Return flights from Dublin to Rome with Aer Lingus
      • 07/06/2024 EI 404 Dublin 1025 / Rome 1430
      • 10/06/2024 EI 405 Rome 1520 / Dublin 1740
    • Fare includes 1 x 10kg checked in bag per passenger
    • Airport transfers from Rome Airport to hotel upon arrival and departure
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Radisson 4* hotel (B&B) on B&B basis
    • VIP tickets for the European Athletics Championships on 7th, 8th, 9th June
    • Meet & Greet with Rhasidat Adeleke and Israel Olatunde on Friday 7th June, or at an alternative time that suits the athletes’ competitive schedule.
  1. The winner will be required to deliver a ‘care package’ to the athletes in the Stadio Olimpico on Friday 7th June. They will be required to have their photo taken presenting the care package to the athletes. The photo may be used by SPAR Ireland on its social media platforms, and in print / online in trade publications (Checkout, ShelfLife, Retail News, Business for Sport).
  2. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  3. The flights are non-changeable and the winner plus guest must be available to travel at the times stated above.
  4. At the end of the competition, 1 winner will be chosen at random from the entries. The winner will be selected by Tuesday 7th May.
  5. The personal information entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting this promotion and for no other purpose. The winners contact details will be used by SPAR Ireland to fulfil your prize. Winners’ contact details will be shared with Cassidy Travel (and forwarded to Aer Lingus) for the purposes of booking flights. Winners’ contact details with be shared with SPAR International for the purposes of booking hotel accommodation and receiving VIP passes to the European Athletics Championships. Once all parties are satisfied that you have received your prize, your contact details will be removed from all databases. The Promoter is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as applicable.
  6. All information collected will be treated in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy, available at
  7. The winner will be selected at random from the entries in the comments section on the SPAR Ireland’s Instagram page. The winner will be contacted through Instagram.
  8. In the event that a winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 24 hours to winner notification, an alternative winner will be selected from the entries.
  9. The information you provide will only be used for this promotion unless specific authorisation is given.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Meta. You understand that you are providing your information to page owners of this promotion and not to Meta. The information you provide will only be used for this promotion unless specific authorisation is given.
  11. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse any entry that is believed to be in breach of these terms & conditions.
  12. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for lost, misplaced or damaged entries, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access or for any other reason.
  13. The Promoter shall not be liable for any delay in performing or partial or total failure to perform any of its obligations to the winner under these terms if such delay or failure is caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
  14. The Promoter reserves the right at any time and from time to time to amend, discontinue, temporarily or permanently withdraw this competition and these terms & conditions, for reasons outside of their control. An updated version of the terms & conditions will be published as soon as possible.
  15. The decision of the Promoter will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. Entry to the competition will be considered a full & unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions of this promotion.
  17. These terms & conditions are governed by Irish law.