Following on from a very successful 10k Race & Fun Run in September 2011 in which over 200 people participated in the various events, The Cormac Trust are running their annual 10k Race & Fun Run Day on Saturday 26th May 2012.
This year’s route follows the same format as the 2011 event, with the event’s start and finish in Eglish village, and start is from 12 noon.
Details of application forms are at the bottom of this page and registration on the day will take place from 11 am at the St Patrick’s GFC, Eglish.
Entry for the 10k Race or the Fun-Run is £10. All participants get a free goody bag which includes a themed T-Shirt for the race.
See at bottom of this page for link to map of the general area of the Races and below that a more detailed route map.
Organisers of the event, The Cormac Trust, hope that the event will further awareness of the disease that tragically caused the death of the Tyrone star whose untimely demise caused shock throughout all sporting disciplines in Ireland. The disease also caused the death of Armagh schoolboy rugby player John McCaul and has become a major worry for the parents of all young sports people.
The race will pass two landmarks, which are particular poignant in the memory of the All-Star former Tyrone player – Páirc Chormaic, the site for a new second football field for Eglish Football Club and Cormac’s home, where he lived with his parents in the Brantry.
In addition a ‘fun-run’ will take place alongside the main event for the youth and casual walker over a 2.5 km stretch.
Speaking today, race organiser Ruairi Martin said he was confident the event would attract widespread support throughout the community, as it was an occasion to focus people’s minds on the suddenness of this devastating heart disease that has struck down healthy people.
Ruairi added: “Cormac McAnallen was one of Ireland’s leading sportsmen and a great role model for the youth and to this day he is sadly missed.”
The Cormac Trust was set up in the wake of Cormac’s death in March 2004 to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death and diseases that cause it, through the promotion of screenings and lobbying for better cardiac provision among the young. They have also provided defibrillators in scores of football clubs throughout Ireland.
It is hoped that runners or even walkers taking part in the event will collect sponsorship in advance to enable the trust to continue providing life-saving defibrillators throughout the country. To date they have donated in excess of 150 throughout Ireland to clubs and organisations.
Here is an overview map of the neighbouring road networks, towns and villages surrounding the area the 10k race & Fun Run are being held (click image below to enlarge)
Here is also a more detailed route map of the 10k race & Fun-Run, showing each road and junction along the route (click image below to enlarge)
Application forms for the 10k Race & Fun-Run can be obtained from three sources
1) The link at bottom of this page,
2) Calling Cormac Trust secretary Marian Kelly on 07718837939, or email her at email@example.com
3) Call in to the Spar shop in Benburb and ask for one which will be available.
Sponsorship forms are also available on request from Marian or from the Spar shop in Benburb.
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