Pictured (L-R)Pat Ward, Head of Corporate Services, Dublin Port Company, Bernard Brogan, Dublin Senior Footballer and Drew Flood, Aware
The annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday March 17th next and this year it’s going national with events in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Aware volunteer director and Dublin All-Ireland winner Bernard Brogan launched the events at Dublin Port today. Participants can register online now at FitMagazine and all funds raised go to Aware’s nationwide support, education and information services.
Speaking ahead of the launch Bernard Brogan said,
“It’s fantastic that Aware’s St. Patricks’ Day fundraiser is going national. The event started in Dublin 11 years ago and raises €40,000 for Aware’s work each time. There’s a really important link between exercise and mental health and this is a brilliant opportunity to get involved, get your heart pumping and be part of what is really just a big, happy day out. It’s a great event to do with friends and family or a perfect way to set yourself a solo challenge!”
The Harbour2Harbour Walks take participants along some of Europe’s most scenic seafront routes in the three counties. In Dublin over 2,000 people are expected to take part with a 26km route between Howth and Dun Laoghaire Harbours; in Cork the spectacular Carrigaline to Crosshaven route offers a 5k or 10k option, and in Galway the 8km route takes in Salthill Prom, South Park and Mutton Island.
Dublin Port Company is sponsoring the Dublin event for the second year running and will provide a fun-filled halfway point at Berth 18, close to the Eastlink toll bridge in the capital. Pat Ward, Head of Corporate Services with Dublin Port Company said,
“The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk showcases the exceptional beauty of Dublin Bay and the Port itself, something which we should all be very proud of. I’ve no doubt Berth 18 will be a welcome stop-off again this year as people reach the halfway point! We are proud to help Aware make this a really enjoyable event to be part of and look forward to welcoming people to the Port on the day.”
Online registration for the Harbour2Harbour Walk is now available at FitMagazine Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship from colleagues, friends and family, with all funds raised going to Aware’s nationwide depression support, education and information services.
Aware also provides extensive services throughout Dublin. The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walks 2016 are proudly supported by Dublin Port Company, 98FM (Dublin), Red FM (Cork) and Galway Bay FM.