Second East Cork Harbour Marathon Set for Next Weekend

By Alan Sheehan


The Second East Cork Harbour Marathon is set to commence next Saturday, 12 August to raise money for Marymount University Hospital and Hospice and other local initiatives.
Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, the East Cork Harbour Marathon 2017 was officially launched this past Saturday, 29 July at Aghada GAA grounds, while registration for the event has been open for some time with limited places left for the three main races; the full marathon, the half-marathon and the 10k.
Individual entry for the marathon costs €55, the half-marathon costs €40 and the 10k costs €27 or €20, depending on whether the participant wishes to receive a T-shirt and medal. The ECHM will commence at 9am and will finish at 4pm, and the proceeds will go towards Marymount Hospice and other local initiatives.
This year’s event will also hold a family fun day from 10am at the finishing base in Aghada GAA grounds which will includes kids’ activities along with a fine selection of food and drink from some high-quality local culinary merchants.
The first East Cork Harbour Marathon, was primarily organised by Dr Brendan Crowley and Aghada GAA, raised more than €10,000 for Marymount University Hospital and Hospice and other worthy, local and community initiatives. Over 1,000 athletes signed up across the three races, and over 300 volunteers offered their services in roles including car park stewards, start and finish line coordinators, and food and drink distributors.
Amongst the community initiatives to benefit were The Rostellan-Whitegate People’s Path Restoration Fund and The Friday Club. In addition funds raised were used to set up the very popular East Cork Harbour Fitness initiative which continues to get people running-fit for this year’s event.
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