Thousands of runners expected at annual 'Lust for Life' run
Published 25/09/2016 | 09:26
Over 2,000 runners are expected to attend this year’s 5km run in aid of mental health.
The Vhi ‘A Lust for Life 5k’ will be hosted by Bressie at Cork Airport in conjunction with the Irish Independent on Friday night, September 30.
Hundreds have already signed up for the 5km run as the deadline for entries closes on Wednesday September 28.
The 5km run is part of the work of ‘A Lust For Life’, a new wellbeing movement headed by Niall Breslin which runs events and campaigns relating to mental health and wellbeing.
All runners and walkers are welcome and the event will take place in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport.
Anne Marie Brophy, Account Manager at Vhi Healthcare said it’s great to see so many people come together in support of mental health.
“Encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle is important to us, and it is so positive to see so many come together to show their support for such a great cause,” she said.
‘A Lust For Life’ ambassador Niall Breslin said:
“It has been so heartening to see thousands of people come together throughout Ireland to embody our message, which is putting mental health on the map through exercise. I’m really looking forward to meeting the people of Cork for the run next Friday night.”
The Cork run marks the third of this year’s events, following on from Phoenix Park, Dublin in April and Galway Racecourse in September.
Race proceeds and fundraising will benefit the Cork City Hospital Children’s club and local athletics clubs in the area.