Glenmore 10k Challenge Goes International
The Glenmore 10k Challenge in aid of the Maria Goretti Children's Respite Centre is going international this year.
Over 150 troops based in the Lebanon will raising funds for Lordship facility on Saturday even though they are many miles away from the Cooley mountains where the annual Glenmroe 10 Mile Challenge is taking part.
The idea of holding an event in the Lebanon came from Company Quarter Master Sergeant Terry Steeples, who is a member of Glenmore Athletic Club and is currently serving with the UN Peace keeping mission. He has enlisted over 150 troops who will take part in their own event at with all proceeds going to the charity.
Meanwhile members of the 112th Irish Infantry Batallion under the Command of Lt Col Kilmartin will be among the 200 runners competing in the Glenmore 10 Mile Challenge .
200 entries taking part in the Glenmore Challenge here and then the 150 troops taking part in the Lebanon
This is the fifth year of the Challenge which starts at Mullaghbuoy Community Centre at 10am on Saturday. Entertainment on the day by the Booze Brothers and there will be after race refreshments. There's still time for runners to register online via: MyRunResults.com
The money raised goes toward the Maria Goretti Centre which has grown from strength to strength thanks to the support of the local community. The new sensory garden has been a big hit with all the children, from the swings and slides, to learning how to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and it#s planned to enhance the glasshouse and grow beds to include areas for wheelchair abled children to enjoy the experience.
Paula O'Hanlon commented: 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from all over Louth and further afield for their continued support over the last number of years helping us to create a real home away from home for the children.'