Dub Star gets behind Fun Run in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

Dubs star gets behind fun run in aid of Motor Neurone Disease
The Good Run 2016

Following the success of its inaugural event in 2015, The Good Run is back and organisers are hoping it will be bigger and better. The event, a charity fun run, will be returning to the stunning grounds of St Anne’s Park, Raheny this Good Friday, 25 March 2016.  The exciting event offers a choice of two distances, 2.5km and 5km, for runners and walkers of all abilities. Proceeds will go towards supporting the fight against motor neurone disease (MND), a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord affecting how you walk, talk, eat and breathe.

A Good Run for a Good Cause on Good Friday

On hand to help launch the event were Dub Star and All Ireland Senior Football champ Paddy Andrews and Professor Orla Hardiman, Professor of Neurology, Trinity College and Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital. Speaking at the launch, Prof. Hardiman said “We’re delighted The Good Run is back again this year. It is private fundraising events like this which really support the valuable care the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association provide to MND patients and of course the funding of research into the genetic causes of the disease which Project MinE is aiming to progress.” All proceeds from the event will be divided equally and donated to the IMNDA and Project MinE, an international research programme dedicated to discovering the genetic cause of MND to enable treatment to be developed.

“We’re really excited to be launching The Good Run for another year. Last year over 550 participants took part and we raised in excess of €11,500. We’re hoping to surpass these numbers in 2016 and look forward to welcoming everyone to St. Anne’s park on 25 March for what will be yet another special day.” said Olivia Sexton, event organiser.

Online registration is now open at www.thegoodrunireland.com<http://www.thegoodrunireland.com>
Entry fees are €10 for individuals and €20 will cover a family of 4.

Event schedule – Easter Weekend 2016, Good Friday 25 March

The event will take place in St Anne’s Park, starting on the main avenue beside Red Stables with the route taking in footpaths around the park and finishing in the same area.

9.30am                     Race registrations
10.30 am                  2.5km run starts
11am                          5km run starts

Participants will receive a goodie bag and finisher’s certificate.

Images by Marc O’Sullivan sent to your picture desk
Caption: “On hand to help launch The Good Run 2016 in aid of Motor Neurone Disease were (L-R) Gemma Watts (IMNDA), Paddy Andrews (Dublin Senior Footballer), Aoife Brady (Good Run 2015 winner) Professor Orla Hardiman (Professor of Neurology at TCD and Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital). Registration for this 5km event in St Anne’s Park on Good Friday, 25 March is now open at www.thegoodrunireland.com<http://www.thegoodrunireland.com> “

Media Contacts
For further information please contact event organisers:

Brendan Barr 086 739 4509              brendanbarr@hotmail.com<mailto:brendanbarr@hotmail.com>
Olivia Sexton 087 962 6338             livtracey@hotmail.com<mailto:livtracey@hotmail.com>

Website – www.thegoodrunireland.com
Facebook  – www.facebook.com/thegoodrunireland
Twitter – @goodrunireland

For more information on IMNDA and Project MinE
http://imnda.ie/ and http://www.projectmine.com/

Olivia Sexton
The Good Run
Event organiser
0879626338

20/1/16***NO REPRO FEE***On hand to help launch The Good Run 2016 in aid of Motor Neurone Disease were (L-R) Gemma Watts (IMNDA), Paddy Andrews (Dublin Senior Footballer), Aoife Brady (Good Run 2015 winner) and Professor Orla Hardiman (Professor of Neurology at TCD and Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital). Registration for this 5km event in St Anne’s Park on Good Friday, 25 March is now open at www.thegoodrunireland.com Pic: Marc O'Sullivan