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  • Northside East

Countdown on for Great Ireland Run

Sunday, 4th February, 2018 10:00am
Countdown on for  Great Ireland Run

Pictured at the launch in Morton Stadium Santry were Sean Harding, Emma Ball (10) and Saoirse Delaney (11), from St Brigid’s Girls’ National School, Glasnevin, Sharon Coleman, from Cavan and Fionnuala McCormack, Great Ireland Run winner and Olympian. PHOTO: CONOR McCABE PHOTOGRAPHY

Countdown on for  Great Ireland Run

Pictured at the launch in Morton Stadium Santry were Sean Harding, Emma Ball (10) and Saoirse Delaney (11), from St Brigid’s Girls’ National School, Glasnevin, Sharon Coleman, from Cavan and Fionnuala McCormack, Great Ireland Run winner and Olympian. PHOTO: CONOR McCABE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE new year is a perfect time to take on the challenge of getting fit together as a family. 

The Garmin Great Ireland Run, with the help of Personal Trainer, Sean Harding and Olympic athlete, Fionnuala McCormack who won the Great Ireland Run in 2016, are encouraging families to get off the couch and get active for 2018, by joining them for a fun, healthy family day out.

The 18th annual Great Ireland Run will take place in the Phoenix Park on April 15. Sponsored this year by technology brand Garmin, it is one of Ireland’s leading sporting events, and part of the world's biggest mass participation running series, The Great Run Company. 

With the event taking place in the spring, it is a perfect opportunity for people to make a commitment towards a healthier lifestyle this year, as they spend time training and having fun getting fit together as a family. 

Thousands of runners of all ages and abilities will come together in the beautiful surroundings of Europe’s largest urban park for a fun-filled day out. The event has also seen many of Ireland’s elite athletes take part.

There is something to suit everyone on the day, with the choice of a 10k or a 5k run, as well as mini events suitable for kids from three to 15-years-old. After the run, kids will take home their very own finisher's bags, which will include lots of goodies including some branded souvenirs.

Sean Harding said he is excited about taking part on the day. 

“Being fit and active is something that is so important to me and it’s great to have a goal to work towards after the Christmas indulgence, it makes it easier to just get back on it,” he said. 

“Signing up for the Great Ireland Run is the perfect way to make that commitment to getting healthier in the new year.”

Mr Harding added: “I will be sharing a training plan and tips in preparation for the race which I hope will help to motivate others to sign up and get fit with us in 2018.” 

To register online or for more information about the event, visit www.greatrun.org/great-ireland-run. ;

of runner and to help you get started we are providing training programmes and tips for all participants when you sign up.”

Early bird tickets are available for a limited time only and cost €20 for entry to the 10k, €15 for entry to the 5k and €10 for entry to the mini events (1.5k and 2.9k). 

To enter online and find out more information, visit www.greatrun.org/great-ireland-run ;

 

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