Patrick Pearse 5km


Welcome to the Patrick Pearse 5km run or walk in aid of St Teresa Obera Support Fund. May 7th - Rathfarnham, Dublin. 

Latest News:

Race is open for 2017 May 7th


The Charity

I'm pretty sure you have never heard of this charity - primarily because it is based in Obera, Argentina. It was started by Divine Word Missionary priest Fr Liam Hayes RIP. I (Eoin Ryan) had the privilege of working there doing voluntary work for 3 months back in 2000. All the proceeds from this event will go to this charity. To understand exactly what kind of charity you are supporting (by entering this event) I suggest you watch this video. Please note: there are some scenes you may find disturbing. To watch video click here 
     Irish charity no is CHY17476.
St Teresa Obera support fund is an Irish run home for abandoned & disabled people in Argentina. The poorest of the poor. 


The Event                                                                                                           
It is a 5km walk or run on a totally new and exciting course in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Starting time 9.15am on Sunday 8th May. It finishes in St. Enda’s park which is the location of the Patrick Pearse School/ Museum. Every finisher will get the special collector’s item medal. You can tell by the image on the medal with part of the Constitution – this is something unique & significant to remember the 1916 commemorations. To see the route click here
(more info on the route & photos below)

To Enter
Entry fee for the race is €19.50. All proceeds will go directly to the charity. Race is limited to 500
Chip Timed. 
    

The Organisers                                                                                                 
You may be aware that I (Eoin Ryan) work at organising races. I have asked people and businesses to come on board and, like me, do this free of charge. That helps maximise the money for the charity. The charity is close to my heart and had a very positive effect on my life. So a big thank you to anyone who contributes time, money or volunteers to help. Special thanks to the OPW, South Dublin Coco, DLR Coco and An Gardai.

The Route in detail
St Enda's Park is race HQ. The race starts across the road at Park Avenue. From there you go along the new cycle way behind the houses to Loreto Park. Do a loop of Loreto park (staying on the paths) and then return to the cycle way back to Park Avenue. Then you cross the Grange Road and up 100 meters to Entrance to St Enda's park. Do a loop and finish near the Museum. The course does have gravel underfoot in St Enda's park. 

    



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