If you have freedom to run, then Run for Freedom at PREDA Ballybrit 5k

At the launch of the 5K Run For Freedom on March 21 in aid of Preda Ireland were Fionn O'Loughlin, Aoife Cribbin, Ellen Keane with Seán and Aisling Cribbin. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

At the launch of the 5K Run For Freedom on March 21 in aid of Preda Ireland were Fionn O'Loughlin, Aoife Cribbin, Ellen Keane with Seán and Aisling Cribbin. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

If you have the freedom to run, why not run for freedom? And do it around the historic track at Ballybrit, helping PREDA in the process. Do good and feel good by supporting PREDA, the Philippines based children's charity which strives to free children from adult prisons and rescue them from exploitation.

Its fourth annual PREDA GALWAY 5k Run for Freedom takes place at 12 noon on Saturday March 21 at the Galway racecourse at Ballybrit.

Fr Shay Cullen, PREDA founder and multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will be in Galway supporting the run this year,

This is a charity run and is open to all - from club runners to joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities. There will be ample free parking, toilet facilities and loads of refreshments after the race. This year all finishers will have an opportunity to win one of a variety of spot prizes. All profits from the run go directly towards the work of PREDA in the Philippines.

Galway Rose Nicola Corcoran will be supporting the run and will be there on the day.

Last year’s Run for Freedom was well supported. This year PREDA has made some changes which, hopefully, will make the event more attractive and it has improved the route. The run will start in the main carpark, will take in two laps of the tarmac track around the racecourse and finish in front of the Grand Stand. It is chip-timed, Jones counter measured and an Athletics Ireland permit, sponsored by Clare River Harriers, has been granted.

There is on-line registration at www.runireland.com

Entry fee: Adults: €15; Students: €10.

Race numbers may be collected between 10.00am and 11.30am on the day at the PREDA GALWAY 5k Run for Freedom Headquarters in the Millenium Stand at Ballybrit Racecourse. Late entries will be accepted on the morning of the race from 10.00am to 11.30am.

A children's (under 12 ) 1km fun run will be held at 11.30 sharp, with medals and snack bags for all finishers. Entries on the day from 10.00am - 11.00am. €2 per entrant.

Email [email protected] predaireland.org if you have any questions. For more information on the work of PREDA checkout www.predaireland.org or www.preda.org or check out PREDA Galway on Facebook and Twitter.

Special thanks to The Galway Advertiser, Galway Bay FM, The Western Hotel, Carambola School Lunch Suppliers, Hughes SuperValu, Tigh Chóilí, Monroe’s Tavern, Forest Feast, Clare River Harriers, Kamil Films, and IMS marketing.

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