Fancy stretching those legs after a day of rest on day two of a four-day weekend?
Yes, it was announced that Ireland would receive a doubleheader of a bank holiday for St. Patrick’s day and with that so comes the possible activities for people to do.
One of those events will be a charity 5k run around the park in aid of Cois Nore. You can do the 5K on the brand new bank holiday day for 2022 on the 18th March at 11 am.
The event is open to all ages and ability levels, but there will be a professionally timed element for those runners that are interesting in going for a personal best.
Registration is €25 for adults and €15 for children with the added bonus of a free T-shirt for the first 200 entrants. To register all you have to do is visit coisnore.ie/5k.
If you can’t be there, you can donate via Paypal. One person though who is guaranteed to be there is Kilkenny’s own television presenter and journalist Evanne Ní Chuilinn. Evanne has been a Cois Nore ambassador for a number of years and speaking to Scoreline she outlined the importance of helping the charity after a difficult fundraising period during the pandemic;
“I do think Irish people pulled out all the stops and got really creative around how they could fundraise (during covid), but it is great to be back with proper events. Cois Nore is massive support for anyone with cancer in the family, for children and adults, and any cancer sufferers themselves. So it is a fantastic resource, they have great premises on WalkinStreet but they are fundraising for new premises.”
“So the 5k run is a fundraiser, first and foremost on the 18th of March. I am absolutely delighted to be an ambassador and have been for quite a while along with Jackie Tyrell. I am not really running yet, not quite physically there yet, but I will be there possibly pushing a pram!”
“We now have another bank holiday that weekend., it is falling on a Friday. The kids will be off school, most people will have time off work. It will be a great event, especially because it is part of the St. Patrick’s days festival, and in the iconic Castle Park, does it get any better?”
Listen back to the full interview below on Scoreline Extra :