The second Remembrance Run 5K takes place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, November 10th- starting at 11am. This year’s unique event- which welcomes Walkers, Joggers and Runners- will again have a Special Remembrance Theme- remembrance of friends of family passed or people close to us who may currently be struggling with illness or other life challenges.
Remembrance Run is organised by Athletics Ireland in association with www.mycharity.ie Participants are encouraged to adopt a favourite charity andwww.mycharity.ie will enable participants to create a fund- raising web page for your adopted charity.
This will again be a Special Day in the Phoenix Park- a day to celebrate our own gift of days and fullness of health. The event will also benefit grass roots athletics in Ireland- especially the young aspiring stars of the future. Athletics Ireland now has over 40,000 members-of which the biggest proportion are juvenile athletes who need every support possible.
This year’s Remembrance Run will, like last year, have a special musical theme and the anthem for the event is the late Luke Kelly’s brilliant interpretation of that wonderful song- Thank You For The Days.
Patrons for this year’s Remembrance Run include Irish Athletics Icons- John Treacy, Sonia O’Sullivan and Catherina McKiernan. Resister early for this event and make a commitment to remember someone special on Sunday, November 10th.
This event, organised by Athletics Ireland in association with mycharity.ie, will have a special remembrance theme of family or friends who have passed on, or who are currently struggling with illness or other life challenges. Remembrance Run will be a unique event that will encourage people of all levels of fitness to Walk, Jog or Run together over 5 kilometres in the Phoenix Park on a November Sunday morning, while remembering and dedicating their participation in the event to family or friends.
The entry fee is €20 for individuals and there is also a family rate of €50 for families of four. Each finisher will receive a specially designed souvenir candle, a certificate and a goody bag to mark their participation in this special themed event that will on the day include a unique mix of music and special commentary. To find out more about the event and to enter seewww.remembrancerun.ie or call Tel: (01) 886 9933
For Irish Runner Editor Frank Greally, the Remembrance Run has special significance.
“I have had the idea for this event for a while and I feel that now is the right time to put it into action. I have found this a difficult year, with dear friends like Con Houlihan and my brother in-law Leo Fitzpatrick passing on and other close, lifelong friends struggling with illness and other life challenges.
“Many people will have had similar experiences; together we can celebrate the Gift of Life with family and friends in the Phoenix Park on Sunday November 11th at 11am. This will also be an opportunity to celebrate our own Gift of Days and to make a donation to a favourite charity through www.mycharity.ie.”
Remembrance Run will be a unique experience for theWalker, Jogger or Runner. The month of November is a time of remembrance for everyone at year’s end – an ideal time to remember family and friends passed and present and to celebrate our own gift of days and fullness of health. Participants in Remembrance Run will also be encouraged to adopt a favourite Charity to fundraise for. This is where www.mycharity.ie will provide a direct link to over 450 charities – local and national – that participants can choose from. Those who choose to fundraise for a favourite charity will be able to access their own fundraising page dedicated to that charity. This is a chance to ask your family members and close friends to give a little that can mean a whole lot to a charity of choice.
This event, organised by Athletics Ireland in association with mycharity.ie, will have the special theme of remembrance of family or friends who have passed on or who mat at this time be struggling with illness or other life challenges. Each finisher will receive a specially designed candle, a certificate and a goody bag to mark their participation in this special themed event that will on the day include a unique mix of music and commentary.
Participants in Rembrance Run will also be encouraged to adopt a favourite Charity to fundraise for. The website www.mycharity.ie will provide a direct link to over 300 charities - local and national - that participants can choose from.
Registration Fee €20.00
2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children over 16