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‘The Spire 5Km Road Rce & Fun Run’

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The Spire 5km Road Race in Aid of Pieta House
Drumbaragh GFC is proud to launch ‘The Spire 5km Road Race and Fun Run’. The race will start at Drumbaragh GFC grounds at 1pm on Sunday, 30th September 2012. The race is in aid of Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre. Since opening its doors in January 2006 Pieta House has helped nearly 6,000 people through its five centres in Dublin and Limerick.
The Spire 5km Road Race and Fun Run is an out and back course, with the turnabout located under the famous Spire of Lloyd landmark. The course is ideal for competitive runners, leisure runners and walkers. There are trophies and cash prizes for the first, second and third home in each of the three categories veterans, seniors and juniors. The race is aimed at not only highlighting Pieta House’s work, but also encouraging an active lifestyle, from young to not so young. The race will be chip timed and distance measured by AAI official. Race organiser and vice chairman of Drumbaragh GFC Paul Mc Manus explains why his club chose Pieta House ‘ we wanted to run the 5km race originally just as a fun day out for club members and people from the local area, but we realised we had an ideal opportunity to use it to highlight a cause or charity. So we decided on Pieta House, with the prevalence of suicide in the country particularity among young men, we decided that Pieta House would be the ideal charity to support, all sponsorship monies and a percentage of the proceeds from the race will go to Pieta House’
Entry costs €20 for seniors and veterans, and €10 for juniors and all runners and walkers will receive a commemorative medal. Entry is available online at www.runireland.com or people can register on the day before 11:30am. Entry online is recommended as spaces are limited. Sponsorship cards are available, e-mail [email protected] to secure one. Full sponsorship card receive free entry into the race (minimum sponsorship €20)
About Pieta House
Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, officially opened its doors in Lucan, Co. Dublin in January 2006. The unique clinically based model developed by Pieta House is used across the five centres in Dublin and Limerick. There are also active discussions in progress to open centres in Galway, Roscrea and Cork.
Pieta House provides a professional, face to face, free of charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress. Its primary aim is to reduce suicide by helping people get through that critical phase when suicide becomes a plan rather than just an idea.
Since 2006, Pieta House has grown to almost 80 therapists and staff. Demand for their services is constantly on the rise. To date over 6,000 people have been seen and helped by Pieta House.
Pieta House’s vision is that no-one in Ireland should be more than 100 kilometres from a Pieta House centre where they can avail of the clinical services at that time of crisis.
For more information log on to www.pieta.ie
For further information please contact Paul at [email protected]