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Thursday 24 July 2014

Bluebird Care 5km road race

Published 04/09/2013|05:20

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TO mark the tenth anniversary of Ireland hosting the Special Olympics World Games, Bluebird Care has launched a nationwide fundraising campaign which will see them challenge their directors, managers and staff to do 'summit for the weekend', all in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

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Bluebird Care Louth will host a 5km Road Race on the Dundalk Old Newry Road. The event will take place on Saturday, September 21, at 10am.

The race in conjunction with the North East Runners and is an official sanctioned AAI event.

Director Kieran Hallinan said: 'We have 18 offices nationwide and we are undertaking 18 challenges, because no challenge is insurmountable when it comes to the Special Olympics Ireland athletes.

'We wanted to mark the tenth anniversary of the World Games in Ireland in some way and we thought taking on a unique challenge in every corner of Ireland would be a great idea.

'So all our local directors have come on board to spread the great message of Special Olympics Ireland.

'Here in Louth we have organised a 5km Road Race. We want to raise as much as possible for Special Olympics Ireland so are encouraging everyone to come along,' said Mr. Hallinan.

Registration for the event will take place at Dowdallshill GFC from 8.30 a.m.

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