Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Kinsale 5k Santa Dash - Sun 14th Dec 2014

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Notice...Kinsale 5k Santa Dash - Sun 14th Dec 2014

This is a brand new road race in Kinsale and it's coming up on Sunday the 14th of December at 10:30am. It has an AAI permit and has been accurately measured by Jones Counter.

Proceeds from the race go towards Christmas lights for the local community and a fund for the rehabilitation of Jamie Wall.

Jamie was one of the leading players on the Cork underage GAA team until a spinal infection left him confined to a wheelchair.

You can see an article about Jamie on the Journal website and on the Irish Independent website. Interview with NewsTalk HERE  

The Friends of Jamie Wall also have their own Facebook page HERE

From the organisers..."Framed and Delivered" Well known Kinsale landscape photographer Giles Norman and his wife Catherine have developed a new App that prints, frames and delivers photos from your Smartphone. They are delighted to join forces with The Kinsale 5K Santa Dash to sponsor the prizes for this unique post race "Selfie" competition.  All race entrants who pass the finishing line are invited to post a "Selfie" on the Kinsale Santa Dash Facebook page.!/events/829547477087803/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
The 3 most original photos will be framed, gift wrapped and delivered anywhere in the world of the winners choosing.
“Framed & Delivered” allows iPhone users to upload their favourite images to the app, choose a frame,write a caption before sending it to be printed and delivered to anywhere in the world for just €19.95. You can download the app on the iTunes store here
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Kinsale, recently crowned Ireland’s National Small Tourism Town, is looking forward to welcome you on Sunday December 14th for the second running of the highly anticipated Santa Dash, a race that caters for both the serious athlete and the fun runner.  This is a charity event organised by the Kinsale Tri club, with an AAI race permit through Riverstick-Kinsale AC.  All proceeds go towards the friends of Jamie Wall trust and the Kinsale Christmas Lights fund.

Pre-Registration Saturday @ Lemon Leaf Restaurant...Pre-registration on the Saturday is highly advisable. Santa’s elves will be on hand in the Lemon Leaf cafĂ© from 2:00-5:00.

Race HQ & Registration on Sunday...Race HQ Acton’s hotel main ballroom, on the Pier Road.

Changing facilities, special deal with Acton’s hotel €3 for use of swimming pool & showers after the race.

Course Preview.......There is a preview of the course HERE


Anonymous said...

This looks like a good event, and a worthy cause -- but do they really have to go head-to-head with the Cork BHAA Turkey Trot, which is on the same day, on a date that was published months ago ?

Anonymous said...

Its unfortunate that they clash, but its a great cause, i think its a good thing runners have a choice, it was bound to happen sometime with all the races around. Did,nt the BHAA go head to head with the Cork County senior cross country?

Gerard said...

Pity about clash - I would have lived to go to Kinsale.

Gerard said...

I suppose the more frequent clashes are testament to the growing popularity of running - beign spolt for choice is better than having too little choice.
Hopefully the Kinsale run went as well as the BHAA run..and hopefully they had as much singing at the post run teas as we had in Cork !