Brackaville Owen Roes are currently involved in promoting their forthcoming 10km race and 5km fun run to raise much needed funds for their chosen charity “Helping Hand”. They have supplied the following information leaflet for anyone interested in taking part in this very worthwhile event which once again puts GAA clubs right at the centre of the community. The event is being co-ordinated by club member and well known referee Cathal O’Hagan and will take place on Saturday September 3rd.
Brackaville Owen Roes would greatly appreciate it if you could make your membership aware of our 10k Road Race and 5k Fun Run, taking place on Sat 3rd Sept, supporting ‘Helping Hand’ – the official charity for Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
Registration closes at 11.00am with the fun run/walk commencing at 11.30am and the 10K race commencing at 12 noon from the Brackaville club grounds (BT71 4AX – Google Maps)
Entry fee for 10k event for registered Club Members is £10 and £12 for non-registered. For the 5k entry fee is £5 for registered members and £6 for non-registered.
T-Shirts and goodie bags will be available for every entrant.
Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd finishers in the following categories: Male Open 10k, Female Open 10k, 5k Fun Run
1st Male and Female in the junior section and Vet sections will also be awarded cash prizes.
Refreshments and hospitality will be in plenty of supply in the club house after the race.
Thank-you for your help with this and further information regarding our nominated charity this year can be found below.
Helping Hand Charity was established by the medical staff at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children in 1997 with the single aim of helping the children in their care.
At present the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only children’s hospital in the UK not to have an MRI Scanner and many children who would benefit from an MRI scan are unable to have one and instead undergo different types of investigation that can be invasive or involve radiation.
Helping Hand Charity is attempting to raise £2,000,000 to buy a scanner for the children’s hospital and ensure that all sick children receive the best and safest treatment available.