Meningitis is sadly back in the news this week with the death of a little girl in Navan. You can do your bit to help raise awareness of the symptoms next month by taking part in a special running of the Remembering Aoibhe Renville Challenge which this year marks a decade since the loss of little Aoibhe Carroll.
On Sunday April 8, the ACT for Meningitis annual sporting event, Remembering Aoibhe Renville Challenge will honour her tenth anniversary. The charity is calling on everyone who has taken part in previous years, those who are there every year,and of course those who have never been to ensure they make it this year.
This year’s race line-up includes a 5k fully time-chipped run/walk at 11am and an exciting 3k/16k/3k Duathlon at 3pm, and this year to mark Aoibhe’s 10th anniversary, there will be a 2.5k Junior Race at 10am. This all takes place at the picturesque Renville Park in Oranmore, overlooking Galway Bay.
Take part in any of the events on the day and every cent of registration fee goes directly to the charity to enable them to continue to support anyone in Ireland affected by meningitis while raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of this life changing disease.
The Remembering Aoibhe Renville Challenge is held each year close to the anniversary of precious Aoibhe Carroll, (daughter of ACT founders Siobhan and Noel Carroll ) who sadly lost her life to meningitis in 2008 at just four years of age, but ACT believe this is also a chance for everyone who has lost a loved one to come out and take on a personal challenge in their memory.
Aoibhe was a beautiful, happy little four-year-old girl who loved every minute of her life and touched the hearts of everyone she met. On April 8, the weekend of Aoibhes 10th anniversary, you can run, cycle, walk, or even crawl around her favourite park to remember her and raise funds to continue to do the lifesaving work being carried out at ACT for Meningitis, which is her legacy.
The race is supported by long standing charity partners of ACT for Meningitis DFS & Co Accountants Galway and this year Supermacs are also named sponsors. All events are measured and are time chipped. Registration is open at www.iregister.ie/rarc
The first 300 people to register will receive a specialised designed event sports top. Check out www.iregister.ie/v2/rarc/ or call Dawn on 091-380058.
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