Wednesday 7 December 2016

Go West! Vhi A Lust For Life Run invites all runners, joggers or walkers to Galway Racecourse

Published 25/07/2016 | 12:18

Mental fitness advocate Niall Breslin is helping to take the worthy Vhi A Lust for Life Run Series nationwide.

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After the success of the Phoenix Park event in March where over 4,000 ran either 5k or 10k, the race is heading west to Galway Racecourse.

At least 1,500 participants are expected to cross the start line on Saturday, September 3 - all in the aim of bringing people together through exercise to create awareness around mental health.

Irish musician 'Bressie' Breslin helped to launch the run, brought to you by the Irish Independent, with the sponsorship of Ireland's health insurer.

"The Dublin leg of the series was a huge success, with large numbers coming together to help raise awareness for mental health," Vhi Corporate Account Manager Kieran Shrahan said.

Read more: In for the long run - Bressie's A Lust for Life wellbeing movement

"We are confident that the people of Galway will come out in their droves to show their support for such a good cause.”

Commenting at the launch, Arlene Regan, Marketing Manager, Irish Independent & Independent.ie said: "Whether you plan to run, walk, jog – it’s an ideal outing for families or groups of friends to come together to help raise awareness for mental health and no doubt, it promises to be a great day.’’

A third leg of the series is planned on September 30 at Cork Airport - where runners will have the unique opportunity to sprint across the runway at midnight after the last plane of the day flies in.

Join the Vhi A Lust For Life Run Series on September 3 at Galway Racecourse and on September 30 at Cork Airport for two unique and fun 5k events. For further information on Vhi Healthcare, please visit www.vhi.ie 

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