Runners around the county will have a chance to flex their muscles and raise money for a worthy cause with the Cusile Run taking place early next month.
The Cuisle Run will begin in Rathineska on Saturday September 6, at 6.30 sharp. For anyone who would like to take part, registration will take place between 4pm and 6pm in Rathineska Hall on the day of the run.
There are a number of categories to suit all levels. These include a 10km and 5km run, a 5km jog or a 5km walk.
One of the organisers, committee member Antoinette Brennan told the Leinster Express that there is something to suit everyone.
“We are hoping that people will come out on the day, it is a great cause. We have every kind of walk and run, and people can bring the buggy, bring the dog, whatever suits. We want people to get there and take part.”
But people don’t have to do the run or walk if they really don’t want to.
“People can also come along and just put a few euro in the donation bucket, or lend their support to participants at the finish line. We have registration on the day, and there is already plenty of chit chat about it, so we are hoping people come along.”
The entry fee for all categories is €15 per person and all children under 16 are free to enter. There is prize money for first lady and gent in both the 10km and 5km runs.
There will also be several spot prizes throughout the evening.
There will be chip timing for all runners and water stations along the route. There will also be refreshments served after the race.
The run will be registered with Run Ireland, and all money raised will be used for services in the Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise.
The Cuisle Centre was founded in 2004 and it is a registered charity offering professional support to people diagnosed with cancer and to their families.
For those who are not taking part, they are welcome to come along and support the race participants on the day.