Market Square, Dundalk entered the Christmas mood on the 11th September when Louth’s most famous sporting heroes Rob and David Kearney, along with a host of local sporting stars launched the Dundalk Christmas Charity Fun Run which takes place on Friday the 29th November at 6.30pm.
Dundalk Chambers organising committee hope to break the Guinness World Record for the most Santa’s running a mile.
The square was decorated beautifully and with Christmas music in the background and refreshments in Panama Coffee attendees really got in to the Christmas spirit.
Speaking at the launch Rob Kearney said he was delighted to take part in this historic event and be part of a fantastic initiative to support local charities and have great fun at the same time.
The target is to get 4,000 adults and children dressed as Santa’s and take part in the Santa Fun Run on Friday 29th November 2013 at 6.30pm. This run will be part of the opening event of the Dundalk’s 2013 Festival of Light and Culture. The run route, measuring 1 mile in distance, will be published shortly.
This event will help a number of local charities namely SOSAD, Louth Men’s Shed, North Louth Hospice, SNAP and Lordship Children’s Respite Centre. In addition to these main charities other local groups, clubs and organisations will also benefit from this historical run.
Entry fee is €10 per person or €25 for a family of 4 with suits provided free for the run.
If you, your family or your local club would like to be part of this great event and be a record breaker call Tracey in Dundalk Chamber on Tel: 042 9336343 or email email@example.com or log on to www.dundalk.ie/santa to register.
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