The second annual Craig Connolly Memorial Fun Run and Walk will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at 2 pm from Full Body Workhouse on the Lanesboro Road in Roscommon town.
The event which honours the much-loved family man and local businessman, who died suddenly in 2017 at the age of 35, is organised by Craig’s wife Tracey and his former business partner and friend Cathal Dineen, who co-owned the Full Body Workhouse gym with Craig.
The 5K/10K run/walk is a family event, which will be staged in a loop around Roscommon town. The whole family is welcome to participate including kids and buggies. Times will also be available for those wishing to run the 5K or 10K circuits. All proceeds will go to CROÍ, Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Join Our Boys this year.
According to organiser, Cathal Dineen, last year’s event raised a whopping €25,000.
“Craig’s wife Tracey and their three boys were delighted with the success of the event last year and it would be great if we could match the amount raised this year. It is providing awareness for these worthy causes and of course much-needed funds,” he said.
The organisers have said they are deeply grateful to the dozens of businesses who have shown their support in recent weeks and said that it is not too late to get involved. Sponsors’ information including logos will feature on social media in the run-up to the event and also on event t-shirts which will be worn by participants.
Those who register online prior to the event will be guaranteed an event t-shirt and registration will also take place from 11 am on February 23rd ahead of the 2 pm start time. Entry fees: €25 per individual, €15 per student/OAP and €40 per family. Children are free.
For more information, call 085-7348000, check out the Craig Connolly Memorial Walk Facebook page or use this link: https://craigconnolly.clr.events/event/127772:craig-connolly-memorial-walk-run