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The Cormac Trust 10k Run

August 16th, 2011

In 2009 The Cormac Trust held a very successful 10K & Fun Run with over 300 participants having completed the courses. And we are pleased to announce another 10K and Fun Run this year, on Saturday 3rd Sept, again with a similar format, based around Eglish Parish and starting in Eglish village, at 1pm.

This year a contribution from the moneys raised will also be given to the Michaela Foundation, a group set up after the tragic death of Michaela Harte, daughter of Tyrone Football Manager Mickey, who was both a mentor and friend to Cormac’s footballing career.  For more information on The Michaela Foundation please follow this LINK.

Details of application forms can be accessed on www.thecormactrust.com or contact The Cormac Trust offices on 028 3754 7721 or e-mail admin@thecormactruct.com.  Registration on the day will take place from 10am at the Parochial Hall in Eglish (opposite St Patrick’s GFC Eglish).
Entry for either race is £10.  All participants get a free goody bag which indludes a themed T-Shirt for the race.

Organisers of the event, The Cormac Trust, hope that the event will further awareness of the disease that tragically caused the death of the Tyrone star 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.

The race will pass two landmarks, which are particular poignant in the memory of the All-Star former Tyrone player – Pairc Chormaic, the site for a new second football field for Eglish Football Club and Cormac’s home, where he lived with his parents in the Brantry.

In addition a ‘fun-run’ will take place alongside the main event for the youth and casual walker over a 2.5 km stretch.

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 in to 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 even 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.