Team Manuela, the running team of 200 runners and walkers from the Connemarathon in 2014, is set to take on a new challenge in 2015 and will be hosting an information evening in the Hodson Bay Hotel on March 23 at 8pm ahead of preparations for the Dingle marathon.
Having raised €36,000 in much-needed funding for the Manuela Riedo Foundation in 2014, they plan on bringing 500 walkers, runners, or crawlers to the complete the Dingle marathon on September 5.
Team Manuela will take on the full and half marathons and nearly 100 people have registered already, with an additional 200 registering interest so far. Training groups will start shortly all over the country and will cater for all levels of fitness. Anybody considering a fitness goal this year is encouraged to get fit for a good cause and this great event in September.
The Manuela Riedo Foundation is a 100 per cent voluntary organisation and has provided funding of nearly €200,000 to professional agencies in Ireland since its formation. Funding has been allocated to the areas of education, prevention, awareness, and healing of sexual crime. The Dingle half- and full marathons take place on Saturday September 5 and Team Manuela will be organising weekend and day trip options for participants. Funding in 2015 will be provided to professional agencies working in the North East, Midlands, South, and West of Ireland.
Anyone interested in more details can get in touch with Shane Lennon on (087 ) 2897957 or email [email protected] .