The inaugural Garryvoe Athletics Club ‘Along the Blue and Green’ 5K Road Race/Walk takes place this Friday 21st July at Garryvoe Strand. The charity race is in aid of the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) Foundation, a registered charity focused on supporting specialist projects, equipment and research that will help make an impactful and lasting difference to the everyday lives of patients of all ages.

Paralympian Orla Barry, who has just won a silver medal at the World Para Athletics Championships in London will be a guest of honour on the night, along with Cork activist and disability rights campaigner Joanne O’Riordan. Both ladies will greet participants in the race at the start line, offering words of encouragement to those who have come out to raise funds for such an integral organisation.

Everyone is invited to participate in the event, with the stunning route taking in both countryside and coastal scenery. The 5K race will start at the Garryvoe Beach car park, with the walk starting at 6:30pm and the run starting at 8pm. The finish line is located at the Garryvoe Hotel car park. The Garryvoe are proud sponsors of the event and will provide refreshments and prizes on the night, which include a 12-month health club membership for first prize winners and 6-month membership for second prize winners. There will also be free parking at the beach car park on the evening for all involved. Bring your pets, buggies – whatever you fancy – and get involved in this wonderful outdoor event!