While this year’s Darkness into Light event to raise funds for Pieta House has been postponed, GAA players in Carrigaline have decided to come together to raise vital funds for the charity by running for 72 hours straight.
More than 40 members at the club will “Run in Darkness and Light” in consecutive one-hour slots from 7pm on Thursday, April 30th until 7pm on Sunday, May 3rd, with players running on their own, within 2km of their homes.
Each of the players involved will complete three one-hour runs over the course of the three-day event, with at least one run between the hours of 11pm and 6am.
The idea was the brainchild of player, Stephen Dwane who said he was keen to find a way to support the charity, while also creating a fitness challenge, after this year’s Darkness into Light event was postponed.
“When we saw that Darkness into Light was cancelled due to COVID-19 we decided we wanted to do a fundraiser as we were aware how important this fundraiser was for Pieta House.
“The idea was to get everyone running. We’ve got more of a response than we first thought and have already raised over €6,000 for the charity,” he said.
People can support the event by donating at https://ie.gofundme.com/f/run4pieta.
People can join in by doing a walk/run in darkness and in light and posting their walk on Instagram tagging @run4pieta or using #run4pieta.