The 5th Annual Galway Night Run in aid of Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity, will take place on Friday, October 11 at 8pm on the Salthill Prom.
The Night Run is one of the biggest annual fundraising events for Croí, supporting heart and stroke prevention and recovery programmes, as well as education and training programmes.
It also helps keep the lights on at the Courtyard Apartments at Croí House which offer free accommodation and support for the relatives of those receiving heart or stroke care at Galway University Hospitals.
Based out of Newcastle, Croí is the largest charity combating heart diseases and stroke in the west of Ireland, supporting more than 15,000 last year.
Almost all of their funding comes from charitable donations, making events like the Night Run
Now in its fifth year, the 2019 Night Run promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with with music and entertainment welcoming runners at the start and finish line.
This event is open people of every level including competitive runners, family walkers, beginner joggers, with competitors able to run, walk or jog the 5km route as they please.
This year participants will be corralled at the start line based on predicted finish times to allow for a smoother flow of movement out on the route.
“Each entry makes a huge impact to the work here at Croí, and the run allows us to continue our community work in heart and stroke prevention,” says Christine Flanagan, Director of Fundraising at Croí.
“This is our 5th year on the Prom and we want to make it even more special for our participants. Expect a lively and music-filled start line this year, and we’ve designed a special 5th anniversary sleeved running top for registrations.”
The charity added that thanks to the support of sponsor Evergreen Healthfoods and media partner iRadio, 100% of the proceeds go directly to supporting Croí services and supports in the community
Regular entry is €35, with discounted entry for students, youth and over 65s. Under 12s are welcome for free, but strictly must be under the supervision of an adult.
Registration is open at www.croi.ie/nightrun, and anyone who like to stretch their legs is urged to take part and help support the fight against heart disease and stroke in the West of Ireland.