Let the PREDA Run for Freedom be your Operation Transformation race in the west

Mike Nolan of Astro Bay, Philip Cribbin, Preda Galway, and Paddy Curley of Carambola Kidz at the launch of  the PREDA 5k ‘Run For Freedom’ 2013 which will take place at  Ballybrit Racecourse on Saturday February 23 at 12 noon. Online registration on www.runireland.com Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Mike Nolan of Astro Bay, Philip Cribbin, Preda Galway, and Paddy Curley of Carambola Kidz at the launch of  the PREDA 5k ‘Run For Freedom’ 2013 which will take place at  Ballybrit Racecourse on Saturday February 23 at 12 noon. Online registration on www.runireland.com Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Have you registered yet for the Run for Freedom? Are you following an Operation Transformation programme and want to do a 5k on Feb 23, like other OT followers are doing that day in Cork and Dublin.

In two week’s time hundreds and hundreds of runners will do just that to raise funds for PREDA — a Philippines-based children's charity which strives to free children from adult prisons and child exploitation.

The charity is endorsed and supported by celebrities such as Martin Sheen, Damien Dempsey and Cathriona McKiernan and is headed by Fr Shay Cullen.

The PREDA 5k "Run For Freedom" 2013 will take place at the famed Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway on Saturday February 23 at 12. Online registration on www.runireland.com is now open. Registration takes place in front of the main stand from 10am on the day of the run.

The run will be on the road surrounding the race track and will consist of two 2.5k laps.

Damien Dempsey, Catherina McKiernan and Ray D'Arcy led a strong field of entrants at last year's very successful Run for Freedom fun run in the Phoenix Park. Damien and Catherina will both run in the Galway run on Feb 23 and they are looking for many more to join them for this novel 5k.

Refreshments available on the day. Profits from the fun run will be used to help with the rehabilitation of the rescued children and also to help promote the message of PREDA to a wider audience nationally.

”We are delighted to again receive the support of Dublin musician Damien Dempsey and Irish athletic legend Catherina McKiernan providing you with a great opportunity to run with such inspirational figures and PREDA advocates. It promises be a memorable fun day out for people of all levels of fitness and ages,” said PREDA’s Philip Cribben.

Entry to the racecourse for the event is through the Ballybrit road entrance and there will be plenty of free parking.

Preda would like to thank its sponsors for their support in making this event possible:

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