Entries are flying in for next month’s Freedom Run 5K atGalway Racecourse in aid of the Philippines based children's charity PREDA.
The event will be held at noon on March 1 on the flat, fast circuit at Ballybrit which is ideal for 5k fans of all levels and abilities.
For participants, there is also the added satisfaction of helping the charity which strives to free children from adult prisons and child exploitation.
Athletic legend Catherina McKiernan will once again be fronting the run with comedian Maeve Higgins and members of Galway’s All- Ireland winning camogie squads also running on the day. Online registration is now available on http://www.runireland.com
The Run for Freedom forms part of the PREDA Freedom Weekend which will culminate with a night of laughter with one of Ireland’s best known comedians Maeve Higgins’ Fun for Freedom night with fellow comedian Gearoid Farrelly at 8pm in Róisín Dubh. Gearoid has been described by the Irish Times as being the next big thing in comedy. Concession available for ‘Freedom runners’ and tickets can be purchased online at www.roisindubh.net There is a free beanie hat for the first 100 to register online. Entry fee: adults: €15 students: €10 children under 12 : free. You can register online or on the morning of the run between 10am and 11.30am at the main stand. The run will be on the road surrounding the race track and will consist of two 2.5k laps. There will also be free face painting by PREDA events partner party Partyfaces.ie . It promises to be a fun weekend affording you the opportunity to run with Catherina, rub shoulders with All Ireland winners and have a laugh with Maeve - all in the name of Freedom!
If you have the Freedom to run and laugh why not support “PREDA’s Freedom Weekend”?