Brian Maher from Kilkenny City Harriers (last years Stoneyford 10 K Challenge winner) launches 2011 Stoneyford 10 K Challenge. This years Stoneyford 10 K Challenge promises to be another exciting event attracting everybody from elite runners to the recreational jogger/walker. Taking on our challenge we have Johnathon Henderson and his team from Run 21 who are attempting to complete 21 races over 7 months covering over 248 kilometres to raise much needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Ruth O Gorman along with her group from Alzheimer Society Ireland who have been working hard with their sponsorship cards to raise funding for people with Alzheimers, we are delighted that people are using our event to raise funding for such worthy causes and hope that this is an area that we can encourage over the coming years.
The Second run of the Stoneyford 10km Challenge will take place on Sunday, 22nd May 2011 in Stoneyford Co Kilkenny www.stoneyford10kchallenge.com . This is an initiative of the Stoneyford Parents Association and was born out of a need to raise money for Scoil Náisiúnta Chiaráin Naofa, our local primary school. In this difficult and restrictive budgetary climate we find ourselves , parents and teachers are having to find varied ways to raise funds for necessary and innovative school projects.
The Stoneyford 10km Challenge is a 10 kilometer road race/event. It should appeal to all, both young and old, from the seriously competitive athlete to the casual jogger, the dedicated walker or carefree stroller. Revolving around the race, will be a family fun day. All are welcome to enjoy the various family entertainment events that will take place in the Stoneyford Community Centre/Field afterwards.
Martin Connolly (Chairperson Stoneyford 10 K Challenge)