With Thomond Park as the backdrop, eight time All Ireland winner and LIT lecturer Michael Fennelly launched this year’s Hurley Hoey 10km Charity Run/Jog/Walk & 50km Cycle.
Starting at 11am on Saturday March 5th this year’s Hurley Hoey will be a fantastic day with individual prizes on offer for the top finishers. The route has been carefully mapped with the start and finish taking place in Gurteen, Co. Clare.
Speaking at the event, John Hoey, Chairperson of the organising committee spoke of the growth of Hurley Hoey Run. “We are delighted to be announcing details of this event today and we really want as many runners, joggers and walkers as possible to take part from Clare and neighbouring counties. It’s our third year now and the event is getting bigger and bigger but for us it’s just about getting friends, families and communities together.
“It is deeply moving to see so many come out in memory of Ger, Eilish and indeed their own loved ones. We will again have entertainment and refreshments for all our participants and their families afterwards in the club-house. We are delighted to have LIT on board as main partner, and we’ve also had a fantastic response from the local business community with Liddy’s Costcutter Roslevan Tierneys Cycles and Shannonside Building Supplies.”
Vice President of LIT, Jimmy Brown is delighted that the third level institute are now involved in a big way with the event. “LIT is delighted to enter into a new partnership with the Hurley Hoey, an event grounded in a strong community and family ethic. Our partnership will help the Hurley Hoey to grow in the time to come, and add to the benefit it brings to people through charities and good causes in the region. Participation in events like this is important to both the charities that will benefit directly from the proceeds but also to the participants who benefit from the healthy activity and the fun, enjoyment and the camaraderie of the event itself. LIT is delighted to be involved as this type of event provides lasting benefits across the community.”
Michael Fennelly added; “I’m delighted to be involved with the event this year. Last year was a great day out for the club and more importantly the community – the event gets a phenomenal amount of support locally from volunteers marshalling the course and car-parks, to all the tea, coffee and sandwiches for everyone in the club afterwards. That’s what it’s all about.”
Registration for the event can be found on Hurley Hoey with on-going event updates, news and information on Facebook. The entry fee is €20 for Adults, €10 for students with under-eighteens free to enter.
All funds raised will go to the Clare Cancer Support Group, Slainte an Chlair and the RNLI Midwest Lifeboats service.