Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Liz McDonnell 5k run - Sunday 5th (14:30)

This Sunday sees the fourth running of this 5k cross country event in the wonderful setting of Castletown House. It is an event that caters for all standards from those who regularly compete to those who fancy a walk or a job to pass away some time on a Sunday afternoon. Last year's event saw 700 do just that! A map of the course can be found here.

The Liz McDonnell run is a charity event in aid of Arc cancer care and the organisers plan to exceed the €4000 raised last year. Entry to the race is by donation on the day. This is a very worthy cause and we encourage all our members and friends to support this event.

For those of you unaware of the history of this event - Elisabeth McDonnell was a former student at St. Wolstan's Community School, she was a distinguished member of its camogie and hockey teams, who sadly died in July 2005 at the age of eighteen from malignant melanoma. Outside of school her main talents lay in athletics and especially cross country running in which she won awards up to national level. A committee was formed in 2005 to establish an annual event to honour her memory.

For further information contact:
Tony McDonagh
Mobile: 086 8158507
eMail: lizmcdonnellrun@eircom.net

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