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Sunday 11 December 2016

Thousands of runners expected at annual 'Lust for Life' run

Published 25/09/2016 | 09:26

Bressie with Tara Finn of Cork Airport and Anne Marie Brophy of Vhi Healthcare are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bressie with Tara Finn of Cork Airport and Anne Marie Brophy of Vhi Healthcare are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bressie with Tara Finn of Cork Airport and Anne Marie Brophy of Vhi Healthcare are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bressie with Anne Marie Brophy of Vhi Healthcare and Siobhan O'Riordan of Cork Airport are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bressie with Tara Finn of Cork Airport ,Anne Marie Brophy and Deirdre O'Connor of Vhi Healthcare are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bressie with Tara Finn of Cork Airport and Anne Marie Brophy of Vhi Healthcare are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Niall Breslin kick starts the Lust for Life 5K race at the Galway Racecourse. Picture: Hany Marzouk

Over 2,000 runners are expected to attend this year’s 5km run in aid of mental health.

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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.

Bressie with Tara Finn and Deirdre O'Connor of VHI are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details.
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bressie with Tara Finn and Deirdre O'Connor of VHI are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

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.

Bressie with Tara Finn and Deirdre O'Connor of VHI are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details.
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bressie with Tara Finn and Deirdre O'Connor of VHI are pictured ahead of the Vhi A Lust for Life 5km at Cork Airport on Friday night, September 30th. Runners and walkers will take on the 5km course in the early hours of the morning as the last plane flies in over Cork Airport. Entries close on Wednesday September 28th at midnight. See www.fitmagazine.ie for details. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

“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.

For more information on how to take part in the Vhi A Lust for Life Runway Run at Cork Airport, log on to www.fitmagazine.ie and for further information on Vhi Healthcare, please visit www.vhi.ie

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