Get ready for Dundalk’s first ever Great Santa Run

Last Thursday Dundalk Chamber of Commerce launched the Great Santa Fun Run in Courtney’s Bar Park St.  The event was a great success with a large number of Santas’s attending and registering for the event.  Jimmy Cumiskey from the organising committee explained that the event is taking place on Friday the 14th December 2012, commencing at 11.00am at Market Square and Santa’s will complete a lap of Crowe Street, Francis Street, and Park Street before returning to Market Square.  LMFM will have an outside broadcast at the square and school children from CBS Dundalk will perform Christmas carols. Matthews Coaches will lead the Santa’s in the fun run and over 100 Santa’s from various businesses will take part.

Festivities will then move to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for a Christmas Charity Lunch at 12.30pm with over 190 booked in to date this plans to be the Christmas lunch of the season with carol singers, a comedian and goody bags donated by Douglas Hair this is an event not to be missed and tickets cost 50 Euro and can be purchased from the Chamber by calling Brenda or Tracey on Tel: 042 9336343 or email 

The theme of the lunch is for the Business & Civic community to re-connect with the local community and help to “kick start” the festive season. All proceeds raised will be donated within the local community to schools, family & children and indeed charities including:

• Three local charities,  The Men’s Shed, The Birches Alzheimer Day Care Centre and SOSAD
• One special/deserving child will be selected from local schools to be sent with their family on a memorable holiday to Euro Disney.
• All toys collected at the lunch will be distributed to St. Bridget’s School and other local charities from our toy mountain at the lunch.

Jimmy appealed to both the business and civic community to get involved and support this worthwhile event as all funds raised will be used to the benefit of the people in our local community. 
If you would like to take part in the run, sponsorship cards are available from the Chamber and the cost to enter the run is 100 Euro.  Don’t forget to log on to our Facebook page