77km run this Friday in memory of Archie

A 77km run will take place this Friday in memory of Archie Naughton, who passed away last year following a brave battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Team Archie runners Sinead Gannon, Tonya Hand, and Adrian Smith have established an online fundraiser with the aim of raising €7,777 in memory of Archie, who passed away aged just 16.

Archie completed three Dublin Marathons assisted by Team Archie and last year his brother Isaac (13) completed the event.

“We lost our beloved, charismatic, witty and courageous teammate Archie on 7/7/22 to a catastrophic disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,” they commented on GoFundMe.

“In memory of Archie, we have decided to complete 77km on Friday, July 7th between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. We will run, jog, walk and crawl to help Archie’s brothers George and Isaac with their ‘7/7 Show Us Your Muscle’ campaign”.

The fundraiser will start from Tremane GAA Club and involve 5km loops around there and Mote Park.

All donations would be gratefully received through the GoFundMe page ‘77km in Memory of Archie’.