Christmas jumper fun run is back!

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 1:36pm

Christmas jumper fun run is back!

Pictured at the Christmas jumper fun run launch were Barry and June Ralph, Lorraine Toner, Alan Dillon, Donal Vaughan and Nora Ralph.

THE Christmas jumper run is back to support the fight against cancer this Sunday at Lough Lannagh, Castebar.

Now in its third year for the Irish Cancer Society, the Christmas Jumper Run Castlebar is a great fun event for runners to ditch the timing watches and gather their friends and family of all ages to enjoy the 5k run, walk or stroll. This is an event suitable for everyone, toddlers toddling, babies in strollers, athletic clubs and runners running and everyone in between.

Organiser Lorraine Toner says: “We’re lucky to have the scenic route of Lough Lannagh in Castlebar to hold the event.

This year we’re hoping to make it the biggest yet. The weather hampered us last year, but hopefully it’ll be on our side this year.

This year we are looking for groups to take on the event together as a work outing or friends and family meet up.”

Alan Dillon and Donal Vaughan met up with Barry Ralph in House of Plates, who are supporting the event this year, to launch the fun run. Alan and Donal both talked about the event being a great way to get everyone active, no matter what level they are at.

Although Alan retired from Mayo football last November, he was still in shape to come out last December to run the Christmas jumper run. He said that the fight against cancer is something he’s proud to be a part of, stating that there are very few families who go untouched.

Mayo footballer Donal Vaughan highlighted that raising funds that support life-saving cancer research and support for patients and their loved ones all through the holidays is something we should all try and be a part of.

The Christmas jumper fun run takes place on Sunday, December 9, at 1 p.m. from Castlebar Tennis Club. Registration is open from 12 midday.

Call or text (086) 7734245 for more info or to support in any way.

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