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25/09/2021

Louise Loves: Curraghchase 10K celebrates 10 years!

Louise Loves: Curraghchase 10K celebrates 10 years!

Set yourself a challenge this summer and sign up for the Curraghchase 10K

THE Curraghchase 10K returns this summer and celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary. The 10K fundraiser started out as a parish event in 2011.

Over the last number of years Kilcornan community have welcomed people from all over the county and country to take part and get active in the scenic Curraghchase Forest Park.

Committee member, Ruairi Maher, says the committee is "passionate about running the event each year’.

The 10K has supported charities like The Children’s Ark Unit, Pieta House, Enable Ireland, TLC4CF and Frontline organisations.

The annual event - normally run in August - responded to the needs of Frontline workers last May.

Ruairi says: “Witnessing the scenes of hospitals and medical organisations crying out for PPE was tough. We got together to explore the possibility of a virtual event. We thought we may get a couple of hundred registrations, but the response was phenomenal. The event went global, and we had the most registrations to date’. The 'Virtual Curraghchase 10K’ raised enough money for the committee to donate funds and purchase necessary PPE for local frontline organisations. They bought products like digital tablets and ‘walkie talkies’ for Milford Hospice and Daughters of Charity to allow individuals in isolation communicate with their loved ones.”

Following the success of last year’s virtual event, the Curraghchase 10K Committee wanted to do something special to mark their 10-year anniversary. This year's event aims to support local mental health charities. The committee have organised an ‘Activity Month’ that takes place this June. Locally sponsored by The Westward Ho bar and restaurant.

The event invites participants to clock up the distance in any way they like, walking , jogging, skating, swimming the options are endless! Inspiring participants to active in nature!

Some early applicants have already registered to walk, run, cycle, and swim. To mark the 10-year anniversary a one-off children’s jerseys is available to order, and all funds raised will be donated to Pieta House, Limerick Mental Health Association, Jigsaw Limerick, ASD Ireland, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, Limerick Alzheimer Society and Community Crisis Response Team.

Registration is now open at: curraghchase10k.ie

For more information follow "CURRAGHCHASE 10K" on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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