Curraghchase run to help raise funds for Children’s Ark

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

At the Children's Ark for the launch of the 2nd annual 10k run/walk, Beryl Carlswell, Children's Ark, Pa Ranahan, Tracey O'Mahony, Ross Mann, Beryl Costello, Shane Costello and Jean Mann. Picture: Dermot Lynch
PUT on your running shoes and get in training for the Curraghchase 10k Run on August 17 is the message coming out loud and clear from the organisers when they launched the event in Limerick this week.

PUT on your running shoes and get in training for the Curraghchase 10k Run on August 17 is the message coming out loud and clear from the organisers when they launched the event in Limerick this week.

This year’s 10k run, the second, is in aid of the Children’s Ark Unit in Limerick University Hospital, Damien O’Brien explained. “A lot of people unfortunately have had experience of the children’s ward,” Mr O’Brien continued, explaining why this particular charity had been selected. And they hope

Last year’s event, for Pieta House, attracted an astonishing 700 runners. “That was unbelievable,” Damien added.

And, although the event is on the same weekend as the hurling semi-final, he and his fellow organisers, are optimistic about the turn-out. “Already we have 200 people registered,” he said with satisfaction.

The run/jog/walk starts from Kilcornan Community Centre at 12 noon on Saturday, August 17 and takes participants through Curraghchase Forest Park before returning to the centre.There will be prizes for the winner and runner-up, both male and female, and you can register at eventmaster.ie

“A lot of people are coming from outside the county,” Damien explained. “The fact that it is a forest race makes it very different from other road races and makes it more of a novelty.”