Run of a lifetime to aid kids in Ethiopia

Aid needed: David Dalton
RAHEEN man David Dalton will be leading hundreds of runners for a ‘run less ordinary’ this November to fund charitable initiatives across Africa.

RAHEEN man David Dalton will be leading hundreds of runners for a ‘run less ordinary’ this November to fund charitable initiatives across Africa.

The chief executive of Plan Ireland is urging Limerick runners, joggers and walkers to put their best foot forward and sign up to join in the challenge of a lifetime - The Great Ethiopian Run - through Addis Ababa on November 24. The 10k race, which is described as “the biggest and noisiest in Africa”, is open to all levels of fitness. In all over 36,000 participants will line up for the race in the historic capital, including 500 elite athletes and 500 runners from overseas, where they will run at almost 10,000ft above sea level.

Participants are asked to raise €3,500 for this five-day trip, where they will see first hand the work of Plan Ireland’s projects in Ethiopia and see how they’re helping to develop a brighter future for children. Plan has been working in Ethiopia since 1974 and since then has helped thousands of marginalised children get access to primary education, decent water and sanitation facilities, healthcare services. It currently works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas

For details call 01-659-9601 or see www.plan.ie/greatethiopianrun.