FORMER Munster and Irish rugby legend Alan Quinlan has launched the Milford Hospice 10km fundraising event, due to take place at the end of the month.
The 10km run/walk will take place on Sunday, January 25 at the University of Limerick, with a new start time of 12 noon.
Alan said, “I am delighted to be associated with this event. With so many people getting fit after all the Christmas festivities and with new-year resolutions in place, what better way to start the new year than by participating in the Milford Hospice 10km fun run/walk. I encourage everyone to participate. Bring your friends, family and neighbours. Everyone is welcome to come out and support Milford Hospice.”
The 10km is open to runners and walkers of all levels and ability, with all of the proceeds going directly to Milford Hospice.
Pat Quinlan, chief executive of Milford Care Centre, said, “This event has become a popular annual fun activity and the community support we continue to receive is the backbone to the services being provided by Milford. Without public support and contributions, the hospice services would struggle to deliver the care, comfort and dignity that patients and their families require and deserve. We would appeal to the community to join in on the day by running, jogging or walking, as it’s an event we would really like to see grow.”
The 10km route will see runners and walkers congregating at the UL plaza for a warm-up, prior to starting at Kilmurray Village, winding its way round the campus and Plassey Road before finishing on the UL track.
Entry is now open and early registration is encouraged on www.eventmaster.ie.
A quarter of all patients attending Milford Hospice are from County Clare and Milford, who recently opened a services base in Ennis, also have two Hospice at Home teams serving the county.