Bill taking team to Dublin Marathon
Published 04/09/2013 | 05:44
FOR the fourth year in a row Bill Porter of Parnell Athletic Club is organising a team to participate in the Dublin City Marathon with the aim of raising funds for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.
Since 2010 the Wicklow Hospice Marathon 100 Team has raised in excess of €160,000 through its participation in the Dublin City Marathon, the Flora Ladies' 10K and the Seven Day Seven Marathon Challenge. With the target of €3 million almost reached, the Marathon 100 Team is striving to get the fund raising across the finish line so that the building of Wicklow's hospice can commence.
On Wednesday, September 4 in the Glendalough Hotel at 8 p.m. the Wicklow Hospice Marathon 100 will launch its 2013 campaign. Dr. Brendan O'Shea, well-respected long distance coach and Dr. Brendan Cuddihy, Chairperson of Wicklow Hospice Foundation, will address the marathoners.
The Wicklow Hospice Marathon 100 Team welcomes walkers and runners of all abilities.
Training tips and advice will be given to all who sign up for this classic event. For those who sign up to be part of the Marathon 100 Team there is a substantial discount available on the entry fee to the marathon.
Each participant will also receive a Wicklow Hospice T-shirt tonight and a technical singlet before the event on October 28.
So if you want to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, reap the benefits of getting fit and contribute to the cause come along to the Glendalough Hotel on Wednesday, September 4.
If this is not possible you can still get onto the team by phoning Bill Porter on 0404-43250 or by calling into him in Avondale Sports and Leisure Main Street Rathdrum. Information is also available on www.wicklowhospice.ie or on Facebook at 7 Day 7 Marathon Challenge.