Saturday 11 August, was a truly memorable occasion for the club and local community. The dreary weather was no match for the bubbling enthusiasm shown by all athletes and volunteers throughout the day. The 2018 ECHM was the culmination of an enormous amount of hard work and preparation done by so many people in our area. This entire event owes its very existence to the vibrant sense of volunteerism that is well and truly alive in the club and local community, and the committee would like to extend sincere, heartfelt thanks to each and every competitor and volunteer. Everyone, from those on car park duties, goodie and lunch packers, route stewards, water stations, entertainment and music to the marketing, videography and photography and everything in between. With your ongoing selfless attitude and commitment to the collective, we salute you. You inspire us to work for the greater good of all.
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank An Garda Síochána, Cork County Council, The Irish Coastguard, The Irish Red Cross, The Civil Defence, Marshals MCC, our voluntary medical team, Aghada Running Club and our many terrific sponsors for all their efforts and support. Without the incredible support of our fantastic sponsors we would simply be unable to host this event. We strongly urge all our patrons to support all our sponsors.
As is our policy, each year all ECHM proceeds are divided between - Local Community Initiatives and - Marymount Hospice (Official Race Charity Partner).We are delighted to announce that this year we managed to reach a record total of €9,000 for our Official Race Charity Partner, Marymount Hospice.
The proceed breakdown from ECHM 2018 is as follows;
Aghada GAA Club €10,000
Marymount Hospice €9,000
Whitegate Rowing Club Defibrillator Fund €800
Saleen & District Residents Association €500
Rostellan Residents Association €500
Aghada Village Residents Association €500
Whitegate Residents Association €500
Lower Aghada Pier Development Group €500
Early bird registration for ECHM 2019 is now open at www.eastcorkmarathon.com
Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.
Beir bua agus beannacht,
Brendan Crowley and all The ECHM Team