A new running event, the inaugural Remembrance Run 5K will take place in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, November 11th at 11am.
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 special 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 see www.remembrancerun.ie or Email: email@example.com 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 the Walker, 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.