Kinsale Santa Dash to support humanitarian project 

Kinsale Santa Dash to support humanitarian project 
The start of the 2018 Kinsale Tri Club Santa Dash in aid of Cork Penny Dinners.Picture. John Allen

The Santa Dash 5k fun run in Kinsale takes place this Sunday morning, having been postponed last weekend.

Anyone interested can register in Actons function room from 9.30am, with the run kicking off at 10.30am.

The annual event was postponed as a precaution as result of the orange weather warning that was in place across the county on Sunday.

REPRO FREEAoife Nyhan and Thelma Duke with Greg and Elma O'Connor from Kinsale pictured at the 2018 Kinsale Tri Club Santa Dash.Picture. John Allen
REPRO FREEAoife Nyhan and Thelma Duke with Greg and Elma O'Connor from Kinsale pictured at the 2018 Kinsale Tri Club Santa Dash.Picture. John Allen

The organisers thanked sponsors Actons Hotel, Jim Edwards, Boston scientific and John O'Keeffe Solicitors and all the support organisations for their understanding and are inviting everyone along to take part part this Sunday.

This year the run is in aid of the Road to Kinsale - a Community Sponsorship project working to bring a displaced Syrian family to Kinsale and help them integrate into the community. The project was initiated in April by a group of Kinsale residents wishing to offer a helping hand to those displaced in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises of our time.

“Road to Kinsale have been overwhelmed by support to date, and the response of the local community to this grass roots initiative,” a volunteer with the group said. “This is a powerful example of how one town's response to a global crisis can have a real impact.

“We are thrilled that Kinsale Tri Club have selected Road to Kinsale as the beneficiary of their festive 5k - Santa Dash fundraiser. 

"We know the communities of the area will come out in force to support this wonderful event.”

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