A Good Run For A Good Cause Event Date:
03-Apr-2015

Leinster lads help launch fun run in aid of Motor Neurone Disease 

The Good Run 2015

The Good Run, a charity fun run, will be held in the stunning grounds of St Anne’s Park, Raheny this Good Friday, April 3 2015.  This exciting new 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. 

A Good Run for a Good Cause on Good Friday

Speaking at the launch of “The Good Run”, Aisling Farrell, CEO of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) said “The funds raised will go a long way in supporting MND patients, their families and indeed the work of Project MinE”. All proceeds will be divided equally between the IMNDA and Project MinE, an international research programme dedicated to discovering the genetic cause of MND to enable treatment to be developed.

“Good Friday has been deliberately chosen as the most suitable date for this event. It’s a day off for many people so we are hoping for a great turnout to kick start a healthy Easter weekend,” Aisling added.

What is Motor Neurone Disease?

MND is 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. MND strikes people of all ages and currently there is no cure.

Online registration is now open at www.iregister.ie/thegoodrun

Entry fees are €10 for individuals and €20 will cover a family of 4.

Event schedule – Easter Weekend 2015, Good Friday 3 April

The event will take place in St Anne’s Park, Raheny starting on the main avenue beside Red Stables and finishing in the same area.

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

At the finish line athletes will be offered refreshments and a finisher’s certificate. There will be winning prizes for the top 3 males and females in each event.

Media Contacts

For further information please contact event organisers:

Brendan Barr 086 739 4509              brendanbarr@hotmail.com

Olivia Tracey 087 962 6338             livtracey@hotmail.com  or thegoodruninfo@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegoodrunireland

Twitter: @goodrunireland

For more information on IMNDA and Project MinE

http://imnda.ie/ and http://www.projectmine.com/

A Good Run

 

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