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FANORE/BURREN HALF MARATHON/10K/5K ON 25 AUGUST

The Fanore/Burren Half Marathon, 10K and 5K will take place on Saturday, 25 August. Starting at 11 o’clock at O’Donohue’s Pub in Fanore, the scenic routes along the Wild Atlantic Way will once again prove both fascinating and difficult!

You can register online by following this link to the website of Active.com.

Entry fees: €20 (5K), €25 (10K) and €30 (Half Marathon). Family rates are available on request during registration on the day (between 10 and 10.30 am).

It has become more and more popular among walkers to take their dog along the route. To keep the event as dog-friendly as possible, we must ask you to keep your dog(s) under strict control, preferably on a leash, at all times.

Soup, coffee, tea and sandwiches will be provided at the marquee beside O’Donohues after the event. Bottles of water will also be provided at water stations along the 10K and Half Marathon routes. Please leave your empty bottles in the refuse sacks and bins provided.

This year’s medal is dedicated to the memory of Caitríona Lucas (pictured below), who, until her untimely death on 12 September 2016, was an active and highly qualified volunteer member of the IRCG, the Irish Coast Guard unit, at Doolin, Co. Clare.

Caitríona-Lucas

She died, aged 41, when her boat capsized while searching for a missing person off the coast of Kilkee. She had joined the unit in 2006, and, during her 10 years as a coastguard, built up many skills and qualifications that underlined her commitment.

She was also a member of the Search and Rescue Dog Association and served as its national secretary for three years.

A native of Ballyvaughan, growing up in the Burren gave her a deep appreciation of wildlife and nature. Working as a librarian in Ennistymon, Lisdoonvarna and Corofin, she also devoted her many talents to bring pleasure to many young and adult readers.

It is therefore only fitting that, almost two years after her tragic death, we should dedicate this year’s medal to her memory and dedication to her invaluable work as a Coast Guard and librarian.

Members of the Doolin Coast Guard – including Caitríona’s husband Bernard – will be in attendance at our marquee to answer any questions about their work.

We look forward to meeting you in Fanore on 25 August to walk, jog or run in memory of this exceptional and unforgettable Clare lady!

 

 

 

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