CHRISTMAS came early to the Market Square last week as Louth sporting heroes Rob and David Kearney joined with Paddy Keenan and Dundalk FC players for the launch of the Dundalk Christmas Charity Fun Run. which takes place on Friday November 29 at 6.30pm.
It's hoped that the run, which takes place will set the Guinness World Record for the most Santa's running a mile this November.
Speaking at the launch Rob Kearney said he was delighted to take part in this historic event and be part of a fantastic initiative to support local charities and have great fun at the same time.
The target is to get 4,000 adults and children dressed as Santa's and take part in the Santa Fun Run. This run will be part of the opening event of the Dundalk's Festival of Light and Culture. The run route, measuring 1 mile in distance, will be published shortly.
This event will help a number of local charities namely SOSAD, Louth Men's Shed, North Louth Hospice, SNAP and Lordship Children's Respite Centre. In addition to these main charities other local groups, clubs and organisations will also benefit from this historical run.
Anyone who would like to take part in the run and be part of this great event in Dundalk, should call Tracey in Dundalk Chamber on Tel: 042 9336343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.dundalk.ie/santa to register.
The fee is €10 per person or 25 Euro for a family of 4 and suits will be provided free for the run.