Following on from a very successful 10k Race & Fun Run in April 2017 in which over 400 people participated in the various events, The Cormac Trust are running their annual 10k Race & Fun Run Day on Saturday 21st April 2018.
As in previous years the race starts and finishes in the village of Eglish. Start time is 10.00am.
Registration is £15 for the 10k race and £10 for the 5k run, while a family registration is £20.
Organisers of the Run, The Cormac Trust, hope that the event will raise further awareness of the disease that tragically caused the death of the Tyrone star and 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.
Speaking ahead of the event, 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 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.
To register for the 10k Race or 5k Run, you can either
1) Register on-line at www.cormacrun.org
2) Contact the Cormac Trust on 02837547721, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3) Register on the morning of the event, with registration open from 8am to 9.30am.