NUI Galway and Kingfisher Club host 8K run in aid of Jigsaw

Pictured launching the NUI Galway and Kingfisher 8k run (l-r) Barry Phelan, Kingfisher Club, Gary Ryan NUI Galway elite sports officer, Paul Hession, sprinter, Dr Pat Morgan, NUI Galway vice president for student experience, Olive Loughnane, walker, Justin McDermott, Jigsaw Galway, and Joe Cosgrove, MD of Kingfisher Club.

Pictured launching the NUI Galway and Kingfisher 8k run (l-r) Barry Phelan, Kingfisher Club, Gary Ryan NUI Galway elite sports officer, Paul Hession, sprinter, Dr Pat Morgan, NUI Galway vice president for student experience, Olive Loughnane, walker, Justin McDermott, Jigsaw Galway, and Joe Cosgrove, MD of Kingfisher Club.

NUI Galway, in association with the Kingfisher Club, will host a charity 8K run on Saturday October 12 at 10am with proceeds going towards Jigsaw Galway.

Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential support service looking after the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 15 to 25 living in Galway city and county. The run promises to be great day out for participants taking them around the university campus and along the banks of the River Corrib.

The run forms part of the NUI Galway Alumni Gathering schedule which takes place from October 11 to 13 on the NUI Galway campus. The event was launched by NUI Galway alumni Paul Hession and Olive Loughnane.

NUI Galway vice president for the student experience Dr Pat Morgan said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome staff, students and alumni to the campus as part of the Gathering 2013. Equally, however, it is part of a wider campus initiative to encourage physical activity, and I want to thank our alumnus Olive Loughnane and student Paul Hession for agreeing to launch the Fun Run.”

As 2013 is the year of the Gathering it is hoped that this event will provide a great opportunity to bring together students, staff, alumni and friends of NUI Galway in one place to take part in a fun event for all ages and abilities.

The run is open to everyone - runners and walkers of all fitness levels will be catered for. To register please log on to the Kingfisher Club Website www.kingfisher club.com/nuigalway8k.html. All queries on the event can be sent to [email protected].

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