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Monday 23 October 2017

Wexford nightrun to raise Kidney Association funds

By David tucker

The 5km night run launch on Wexford Quays.
The 5km night run launch on Wexford Quays.

a 5km night fun run will take place around Wexford town to raise funds for the Irish Kidney Association and to raise awareness of the plight of people on dialysis.

Nicola Gregg said her father had been on dialysis for five years and travels up and down to Waterford for four hours dialysis four days a week.

While a dialysis treatment centre is due to be built in Wexford next year, Nicola said she wanted to raise awareness in the town of the condition and the difficulties faced by people currently receiving treatment after long and exhausting journeys.

The run will start at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, and will head out towards Kerlogue before returning via The Faythe, ending on the Quays.

'It will be a light-hearted, fun event will lots of colour, music and laughter. There will be music enroute to encourage participants. Both runners and walkers are welcome,' said Nicola.

'We are hoping to have some Wexford sports stars taking part. Runners will receive high viz tshirts, tea, coffee, sambos, and goodies in a marquee at the end of the race,' she said.

Entry is €16.50 for Seniors and Veterans, €10.00 for Juniors and €10.00 for Walkers. There is also an on-line entrant administration fee.

 

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