The Never Give Up 5k/10k in benefit of the Irish Cancer Society

28 Jul 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 28 Jul 2019 @ 1:00 PM Chris Proby 0858343698 chrisproby@gmail.com https://www.popupraces.ie/race/never-give-up-5k-10k/

Registration Fee

€17 Adult 5k

€20 Adult 10k

€10 Child 5k

€45 Family Entry (2+2)

€18 Virtual Run

Event description

The Never Give Up 5k/10k road race is a charity event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. It is taking place on Sunday the 28th of July 2019 in the village of Inch, Gorey, Co.Wexford. There is a 5k and a 10k option to choose from and both take you on a scenic loop around the countryside, once for the 5k and twice for the 10k. The course is an AAI measured route. All proceeds of this event will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society, the national charity for cancer care here in Ireland.

Here is a message from the Race Director, Chris Proby:

“In August 2015, just a few months after running the Manchester Marathon, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer at the age of just 32. It was aggressive and I was in a bad way, but thankfully due to a heavy chemotherapy and radiation treatment schedule I got the all clear in 2016, unfortunately 9 months later I relapsed. After further chemotherapy, full body radiation, and a bone marrow transplant I eventually got the all clear again in June 2017. Needless to say it was an incredibly difficult and scary experience.

Running was a huge motivator to help me through the treatment, it helped to keep me focused and determined to win the battle, twice. While I was in hospital I promised myself that once I beat cancer I would combine my love for running and my difficult cancer experience to create something positive, which is why I have organised this event. So come and join me in my home village for a great morning out, on a beautiful scenic route where I first started running, for a very great cause.”

More info on organiser's website