Liam Miller Memorial Run to take place as a virtual event

Liam Miller Memorial Run to take place as a virtual event
Roy Keane and Liam Miller pictured in 2004.Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Cork City FC has confirmed that the 2020 Liam Miller Memorial 5K Run, in association with Marymount, will now take place as a virtual event.

The 5K is for both serious and casual runners, wheelchair rollers, and walkers, of any age. 

The event, which takes place on Sunday, July 26 was originally intended to take place at City’s Bishopstown Training Ground in Curraheen but will now take place virtually, with entrants encouraged to do their 5K remotely and send their times in.

"This fundraiser has become a staple on our calendar of community and charity work," said Cork City Chairman Declan Carey.

"We're proud to work with Marymount and also honour Liam Miller. 

"This event takes an enormous effort from all the club's volunteers and I'm sure it will be a great success as always and raise vital funds," he continued. 

Bridie Miller pictured at the start line ahead of the 2018 Liam Miller 5K Memorial Run. Picture: Doug Minihane
Bridie Miller pictured at the start line ahead of the 2018 Liam Miller 5K Memorial Run. Picture: Doug Minihane

Commenting on behalf of the Miller family, Mrs Bridie Miller, Liam’s mother encouraged the public to take part in the event.

"We are looking forward again to this now annual event. 

"We are very pleased that Cork City FC and Marymount are working together to remember Liam and to raise money for very worthwhile causes. 

"We would encourage people to participate or contribute if they are able to do so." 

John Kennedy, head of the organising committee said: 

"This event has now become established in the calendar, and we are very much looking forward to it once again. 

"Unfortunately, with the current Covid-19 situation, this will be a virtual event as opposed to a physical one, but this gives City fans all over Ireland and further afield the opportunity to get involved. 

"Most of all, we are proud to remember Liam and to run this important fundraiser."

Entry is €10 for adults, €5 for U-16s and €20 for a family entry (two adults and two U16). 

You can register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/liam-miller-5k-2020-tickets-103450665726

Details of how to submit your time will be emailed to every entrant in advance of the event.

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