Wicklow Hospice 10K and half marathon launched

The Glenview Hotel was the venue for the launch of the Wicklow Hospice 10K and half marathon which will be held in and around the grounds of Avondale House on Saturday, February 22.

Entries are coming in at a steady pace and it is shaping up to be a memorable event for participants, whether they walk, jog or race their chosen distance.

Attending the launch last Friday were members of the Wicklow Hospice Marathon 100 Team who were joined by Superintendent Paul Hogan of Wicklow Garda and Sergeant Mary Burbage of Rathdrum.  Also in attendance were Michael Richardson and Damien Byrne of Wicklow Civil Defence, without whose assistance it would not be possible to stage the races.

Dr. Brendan Cuddihy, Chairman Wicklow Hospice Foundation was joined by Dr. Brendan O’Shea, former international marathon coach.  Fionnuala Britton, Olympian and two time European Cross Country Champion, was also in attendance.  Fionnuala will also be present on the day of the races, so it will be a great opportunity to meet one of the country’s finest athletes.

Both races will be chip-timed and there will be a special medal for all finishers.  In addition there will be prizes for the first four men and first four ladies.  There will also be a prize for the first man and first lady in the over 40, over 50, over 60 and over 70 age groups.

Online entry is available for just €20 at www.precisiontiming.ie or by calling into Avondale Sports and Leisure and completing an entry form. Entry fee on the day is €25.  For more information go to www.wicklowhospice.ie  or see seven day seven marathon challenge page on facebook.

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