First Ever 5km Memorial Run in support of St Luke’s Home, Cork

On Thursday, 10th September over 300 runners gathered in Mahon, Cork to support the first St Luke’s Home Memorial 5K Run.  The St. Luke’s Home Foundation wanted to introduce an event to its calendar that embraced community, health, fitness and fun. Everyone involved in the charity is delighted that the event lived up to these expectations. It was also an opportunity to remember past residents and to involve people of all ages, all families, volunteers, supporters, staff, and indeed all who have an involvement, however small, with the Home.

David O Brien, CEO of St Luke's Home, Cork (centre) with Zareen Aziz ,Senior Operations Director, RCI, with overall male winner, Conor Mc Cauley, who completed the Race in 16 minutes and 12 seconds.

David O Brien, CEO of St Luke’s Home, Cork (centre) with Zareen Aziz ,Senior Operations Director, RCI, with overall male winner, Conor Mc Cauley, who completed the Race in 16 minutes and 12 seconds.

The main sponsor was large local employer RCI.  They have been a great support from the beginning; they funded the race, provided 20 stewards on the night and entered around 30 participants,  and, of course, they put up the fantastic 1st prize of european holidays for the fastest male and the fastest female.  There was also support from other companies in the community in terms of participation, with newcomer to Mahon, Ronan, Daly Jermyn, Solicitors, showing up in great numbers.

Oonagh O’Driscoll, Director of the St Luke’s Home Foundation said:

Support for St Luke’s Home and the great work that goes on here was palpable when over 200 participants stayed for the post-race refreshments and applauded the winners.  We are confident that this is the first of many Memorial Runs for the Home!

And they're off!  Runners at the start of the first ever St Luke's Home 5 km Memorial Run.

And they’re off! Runners at the start of the first ever St Luke’s Home 5 km Memorial Run.

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