Run for Mary 5km Run/Jog/Walk
Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:00
Peterswell Village, Co Galway
Fun Run, Road Race, Walk
This is our 5th year running this event which has been organised in memory of our dear friend Mary Prendergast who passed away on 2nd January 2014 aged 42 years. Mary was a member of our local South Galway Athletics club and ran the Dublin City Marathon with us in 2004. Mary and Paddy got married in 2004 and were blessed to have three children Carlyn, Roslyn and Zach. Baby Zach passed away when he was only one week old on June 4th 2012. Mary was diagnosed with cancer five months after loss of her baby Zach. Her courage and dignity during her battle with breast cancer was inspiring to all who knew her.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to two local charities: Galway Hospice and Hand in Hand Children’s Cancer Charity. Hand in Hand is a non-profit organisation based in Galway since 2006 that supports families who are affected by childhood cancer throughout Ireland. Their aim is to alleviate some of the stress, anxiety and practical difficulties faced by families who have a child undergoing treatment for cancer, through the provision of practical (laundry, childcare, domestic cleaning and family meals) and emotional support. We are welcoming all athletes, runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities to attend this memorial event.
Registration for the event can be done on Run Ireland. Please see details of race registration below! Please find and like us on Facebook & invite your friends and family www.facebook.com/Run4Mary