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Tuesday 4 August 2015

Fitzer launches 5k fundraiser

Margaret Roddy

Published 15/01/2014 | 05:20

Peter Fitzpatrick TD, Garda Paul Bourke, Rory Johnston from The Argus and Harry Traynor, Manager of the Marshes Shopping Centre, were joined by a group from Rehab Dundalk to help them officially launch the Fitzers 5K Fun Run – which takes place on February 22 – in the Marshes Shopping Centre.
Peter Fitzpatrick TD, Garda Paul Bourke, Rory Johnston from The Argus and Harry Traynor, Manager of the Marshes Shopping Centre, were joined by a group from Rehab Dundalk to help them officially launch the Fitzers 5K Fun Run – which takes place on February 22 – in the Marshes Shopping Centre.

'No pain, no gain' is a favourite saying of local TD Peter Fitzpatrick and, as a keen sportsman, it's advice that he regularly puts into practise.

'No pain, no gain' is a favourite saying of local TD Peter Fitzpatrick and, as a keen sportsman, it's advice that he regularly puts into practise.

Now he is calling on local people to do likewise and take part in Fitzer's 5km Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, February 22, in aid of Rehabcare.

'We had 500 people taking part in last year's event and all the money raised from the entry fees went to Rehabcare.'

'This year's event is being sponsored by Gerry Matthews of Toolfix and Harry Traynor of The Marshes. In response to the feedback we got after last year's event, we will be providing race t-shirts and hot food and sandwiches afterwards so the entry fee has gone up to €15. All the money we raise will go directly to Rehabcare.'

Peter is hoping that at least 500 runners and walkers will line-up for this year's fun run. 'The timing for this year's couldn't be better as it comes at the end of Operation Transformation and I have already been contacted by clubs and groups in Louth, Meath and Monaghan interested in taking part.'

The event gets underway at The Ramparts, through The Marshes, along the Avenue Road and the Inner Relief Road, finishing back at the main entrance to The Marshes.

'It's a completely flat course and is suitable for runners, walkers, and wheelchair competitors,' says Peter.

Anyone interested in taking part can leave their entry fee into Deputy Fitzpatrick's constituency office at 2, Courthouse Square, Dundalk or register on-line at www.runireland.ie. This is a chip timed event.

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