Devenish GAA launched the annual Garrison Five Miler in St Mary’s Park on Friday afternoon at the end of their week long Cul Camp.
This year’s event – a five mile fun run, road race and walk- will be held in memory of Ryan McGovern, a much loved underage player who died tragically last December. Proceeds raised from the event which takes place on Saturday 3 September at 12 noon, will go to Asthma NI and Angel Wishes NI.
Speaking following the launch of the event, Devenish GAA chairman Peter Carty said: ‘The Garrison Five Miler now in its sixth year, is a wonderful community event which allows us as a Club to give back and to raise funds for a worthy cause that is close to the hearts of all those in the Garrison community. Sadly, we tragically lost young Ryan McGovern, a much loved underage player last Christmas. Ryan was a fully committed forward for our under-8 team and is greatly missed by his friends, coaches and all in the Devenish Club. We want this year’s Garrison Five Miler to pay tribute to Ryan and I would encourage everyone from far and near to come along on Saturday 3 September, enjoy the event and help us to raise funds for two great organisations, Asthma NI and Angel Wishes NI.’
There will be two options for participants on the day – to enter the five miler or a shorter route from Kilcoo Cross down to the football field.
Registration will take place between 8.30 and 9.30pm on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September and between 9 and 11am on Saturday 3 September. Please note registration will close at 11am sharp on the morning of the event.
Entry Fees: 15+ £12/€15; U15 – £6/€7.50; Family: £30/€40.
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Posted: 6:03 pm August 15, 2016