COPE Galway launches ‘Coole Runnings’

Getting geared up for COPE Galway’s ‘Coole Runnings’ 5k are Edel Mahon, COPE Galway, Paul Fallon, race director, Niamh O’ Donovan, Ronnie O’Gorman, Pamela O’Hanlon, COPE Galway, and Conor O’Donovan (with permission of National Park & Wildlife Service).

Getting geared up for COPE Galway’s ‘Coole Runnings’ 5k are Edel Mahon, COPE Galway, Paul Fallon, race director, Niamh O’ Donovan, Ronnie O’Gorman, Pamela O’Hanlon, COPE Galway, and Conor O’Donovan (with permission of National Park & Wildlife Service).

COPE Galway has launched their ‘Coole Runnings 5k Trail Run’, which will take place at Coole Park on September 18 at 10am.

Speaking at the launch last Tuesday morning, Pamela O’Hanlon, COPE Galway, said, “This run is a wonderful opportunity for the public to enjoy the fabulous grounds of Coole Park with the trail taking participants through the tree-lined avenue, wood trail and walled garden.’’

The 5km trail run will form part of the closing weekend of Sport Relief Week 2010, COPE Galway’s new ‘active’ fundraising initiative for September. Based on the number of participants, it is hoped that Coole Runnings will become an annual event in what was once a favourite leisure spot for some of Ireland's best writers.

The €18 admission fee includes a T-shirt, free shuttle bus from Lady Gregory Hotel car park and post-race refreshments. Entries after September 1 will cost €25. Registration can be done through www.runireland.ie All proceeds raised are used by COPE Galway in our community to provide targeted services including a refuge for women and children affected by domestic violence, accommodation for homeless people, and sustenance and social supports for older people at home.

For further information call Pamela or Edel on 091 778750, email [email protected] or visit www.copegalway.ie

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