Thank you to everyone who made it to Aware’s Christmas Run on Saturday. It was a tough decision to brave the constant rain and cold but you did it! You can find your run time at myrunresults.com
We think you are heroes for turning up! If you were working towards a personal best we hope you are happy with your result.
The Christmas Run now in its 10th year has developed into much more than ‘a run’. It represents for many people a platform to stand up and show support for people who experience depression and show that it’s okay to talk about your mental health. Many participants on our run have personal experience of depression and take part to remind themselves how far they have come on their own journey. One of our 2015 participants, Leanne Keane chose to share on Facebook what this year’s run means to her.
Aware’s Christmas Run is a very special event because of YOU, our participants who are growing in number each year. Your support means that Aware raises approx. €60,000 annually to fund our support services for depression and bipolar disorder. These services include Aware’s Support Line, Support Mail and Support Groups as well as face-to-face and online CBT based programmes.
Aware would like to sincerely thank all our corporate sponsors whose support is invaluable to the organisation. Thank you to Independent.ie for advertising our event and handling the online registration via FIT Magazine. Thank you Blanchardstown Shopping Centre for donating fabulous vouchers for each distance winners in male and female categories. Thank you to Glenisk for donating protein yogurts and Mondelez for donating Boost bars. Thank you to O’Meara Camping for donating tents and Fitness Bootcamp for offering to lead the warm-up.
Of course thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at the registration tents, water stations and route markers. We received many compliments from our participants thanking the volunteer support onsite.
First place: Gary Thornton 30:41
Second place: Brian Maher 31:01
First place: Sarah Mulligan 36:26
Second place: Maria Louise O’Sullivan 37:44
First place: David Flynn 15:35
Second place: Feidhlim McGowan 16:05
First place: Tara Whyte 19:30
Second place: Michaele Parker 19:39