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Get training now for the annual Croí Night Run

The much anticipated annual Croí Night Run is returning in October, but this year, like many major fundraisers, the event is going virtual.

Participants can run, walk or jog the 5km anytime throughout the day or on the night on a local route of their choice on October 9.

Last year over 5,000 made the run on the Salthill Prom, raising over €70,000 for the Heart & Stroke Charity based in Newcastle.

“We would love to be back on the Prom this year, but our first priority is to protect those that we serve as they are most at risk of COVID-19, so we are following Government guidelines and going virtual instead,” says Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Director of Fundraising.

“People living with heart disease and stroke need our help now more than ever before, so we ask you to please join us again this year virtually.”

The Croí health team have developed a 10-week training plan to help you get across your finish line, with people of all ages and abilities are welcome to join.

The Night Run Training Plan will prepare you for your finishing line by gradually building up your ability week by week.

Take on the Croí Night Run and make a positive change to your lifestyle and health.

It has been proven that regular exercise assists with maintaining a healthy weight and lowers your risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Engaging in regular, routine exercise will also contribute to positive changes in your mental health and overall well-being.

Registration is now open at €25 for adults or €15 for youths over 12 years of age.

Teams are also welcome – for more information, please contact christine@croi.ie.

The event is once again sponsored by Evergreen Healthfoods, with 100% of proceeds going directly to Croí.

This year’s media sponsor is once again iRadio, who are creating an exciting playlist to motivate you on the day of the event.

Each participant will receive a goodie bag with a special commemorative Croí Night Run long-sleeve running top to wear on the day.

Learn more and register now at www.croi.ie/nightrun.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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