Preparations well underway for 10th Anniversary Marian Geraghty Fun Run/Walk

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

The tenth annual Marian Geraghty Fun Run/Walk charity fundraiser will take place on Sunday 7th July 2013. The event will consist of a 10km run, as well as a 5km run and walk, starting from the GAA ground, Mount Bolus, Co. Offaly at 12 noon.

The tenth annual Marian Geraghty Fun Run/Walk charity fundraiser will take place on Sunday 7th July 2013. The event will consist of a 10km run, as well as a 5km run and walk, starting from the GAA ground, Mount Bolus, Co. Offaly at 12 noon.

All monies raised will be donated to the charity, Irish Sarcoidosis Support Network (ISARC), which provides support, information and research for people who suffer from the disease, sarcoidosis, as well as their families and carers.

Registration will take place on the day from 10.30am at the Mount Bolus GAA ground. Sponsorship cards are available in advance by emailing mg10k5kroadrace@yahoo.com or info@isarc.ie. Sponsorship cards/donation(s) will be accepted in lieu of entry fee where more than €20 is collected and received. Entry fees are as follows - €15 for adults (€10 if received before June 28th,) €5 for U18s and €2 for U12s. There are large prize funds for winners in various categories.

This year, the Marian Geraghty Fun Run/Walk Committee are also involved in The Gathering 2013, expecting in excess of 50 international visitors, including family and friends to experience the Irish culture.

Anne Riley, organiser of The Marian Geraghty Memorial Run said “This event has been instrumental in increasing public awareness of this often debilitating disease and proudly donates all funding to the Irish Sarcoidosis Support Network Charity (ISARC). We are looking forward to this year’s 10th Anniversary event and hopefully even more people will get involved. There is such a great buzz around Mount Bolus on race day and taking part is such an uplifting sense of achievement for most runners. We actively encourage individuals of all levels and abilities to take part – from first timers to professional athletes, for charity or a sense of personal achievement.”

The Marian Geraghty Memorial Run started in July 2004 in memory of Marian who passed away, having battled the disease for over 20 years. In its tenth year, the run and celebrations afterwards will be even bigger so a non-stop afternoon of activities will take place in Mount Bolus appealing to all families with young children.

For further information please visit www.mariangeraghtyroadraces.com or email mg10k5kroadrace@yahoo.com or info@isarc.ie. The ISARC office can also be contacted on 057 93 54492.