Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Emer Casey 10 km road race, Youghal - Sun 18th May 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Notice...Emer Casey 10 km road race, Youghal - Sun 18th May 2014

This popular 10k road race in Youghal in East Cork is coming up on Sunday, the 18th of May 2014 at 1:30pm.

Here is some more info from the organisers...
Entry €20.........Entry €30 for family of 2........Free Entry on completion of a Sponsorship Card.........Free T-Shirt at registration.........Prizes galore - top 6 men and women, Category Prizes for O40-065 for the men and O35-O50 for the ladies........Spot prizes........Superb after race refreshments
AAI Permit and Course properly measured by Jones Counter.........Abundant support on route - great race, professionally organised and lots of fun.

All proceeds go towards the Emer Casey Foundation, a charity which helps fund cancer research.

Here is a small extract from their website which describes what the race and the fundraising is all about...
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynaecological malignancy in the western world. The poor survival of ovarian cancer patients can be attributed to 1) lack of standardised screening test 2) late presentation of disease 3) high rate of recurrence 4) development of chemoresistance and 5) poorly understood disease biology.  

The Emer Casey Foundation is dedicated to providing funding to the DISCOVARY consortium to secure the best independent research to detect the early signs of Uterine/Ovarian cancer. It is also currently sponsoring three Phd Fellowship students, whose focus is in the areas of chemoresistance, cancer stem cells, circulating tumour cells and the body's immune response to cancer. The scientists have already identified a panel of proteins that can be identified in the blood of ovarian cancer patients. They have developed a near patient testing device to assess a patient's response to chemotherapy and are currently working on new ways to isolate circulating tumour cells in a patient's blood.

Pictured is Emer Casey Gynaecological Oncology Nurse Specialist Vickie Cleary with Sonia O'Sullivan at the recent Great Island 10 mile road race in Cobh. Sonia is the patron of the charity and Vickie is the nurse based on CUMH and being funded by the Emer Casey Foundation.

Race HQ on the day will be at Pobalscoil Na TrionĂ³ide which is just off the Youghal By-Pass so access won't be an issue. Considering the potential catchment area, it should attract a good sized crowd...

You can enter online HERE

If you want to post your entry in then you can print out this form.

You can also enter on the day.

Please note that there is a new course for 2014. Details to follow in later posts...

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