The second annual major 5k Run/ Walk will be held in Claremorris on Sunday September 18th starting at 11 am. It is being organised by local woman Janet Hinchion who spends a lot of time working with the Kitui Development Centre in Kenya, a charitable non- profit organisation.
The purpose of the race is to help to raise funds to build a rescue centre which will support orphans, street and vulnerable children in Kitui, Kenya. At the moment the organisation is working on finalising a suitable site and drawing up plans for the centre as well as implementing a project to eliminate and prevent child labour in Kitui.
Janet Hinchion will be around in September to coordinate the event and she will have the support of Claremorris AC who will be providing their excellent facilities at the track which will act as Race Headquarters while Mayo AC and Fit4Life will be helping to promote and organise the event.
This event is open to all who want to walk, run or jog and help support some of the most vulnerable and poor children in our World. Entries taken on the day at Race HQ, Claremorris AC track from 10 am and in advance on www.runireland.com. Adults €10, Family €20, Students (over 16) €5. On-line entries €11,€22 and €6. Prizes for 1st, 2nd , 3rd and also for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the Fit4Life section
Refreshments will be provided after the event.
The 5 kilometre course will be the same as that used last year. It will start on the Kiltimagh road just past CBE headquarters, turn right on to “Fahys Road”, and turn right again on to the old Knock Road passing St Colmans College turning right again passing through Claremount and finishing with a lap of the track.
While it is expected that the event will attract many of the local leading runners the organisers point out that this is an event for all who want to “run, jog, walk, push the pram or have a family walk”