The annual Graignamanagh Fun Run, held in loving memory of Bairbre Lonergan, will take place on Sunday, June 2 in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The 10k run begins at 2pm at the Boathouse on the Quay, and there are cash prizes for men and women winners (first is €250, second is €100, and third place is €50). There will be lots of fun and entertainment afterwards, including a barbeque, music and raffle.
The event is in its third year, and up to this point, it has raised €14,000 for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. This organisation provides a vital service for the blind, visually impaired, and families of children with autism.
Currently the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind have a three-year waiting list for assistance dogs and the list had to be closed to new applicants last January. They need an urgent injection of funds to bring more puppies into the programme and help more children.
The cost for the run is €15 registration per runner. With this in mind, it is hoped to raise €5,000 which would support a puppy through the first twelve months of its assistance dog training.
To register for the race contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org. The entry fee is payable on the day, and registration opens at 11am.