West Limerick and North Cork support at the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night. From left: Bridget O’Carroll, Rockchapel; Dan and Noelle McCarthy, Abbeyfeale; Liam O’Sullivan, Meelin and Eileen Mahoney, Rockchapel. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Bweeng Trail Blazers Club members from Co. Cork, Deirdre Collins (centre) is flanked by the Geaney sisters, Carmel (left) and Michelle at the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The Mall boys out in force for the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night from left: Liam Bell, Paul Doogan and Fred Browne. ©Photograph: John Reidy
An Abbeyfeale gang all set for the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night. Included are from left: Sheila Harnett, Joanne Buckley, Dan and James Harnett, Maura O’Connor and Niamh Harnett. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club members, Willie Dom O’Connor (left) and his daughter, Áine with club chairman, Jimmy O’Connell supporting the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Looking after the throngs at the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night were: Brian O’Sullivan (left) with Bill Horgan, Castleisland RFC and Joe Browne, Build4Life Charity founder. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Cllr. Bobby O’Connell (centre) with Run the Runway participants at Kerry Airport on Friday night: Colm Nix (left) and Francie Brosnan, Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Participants, Michelle O’Sullivan (centre) pictured with Gráinne Bergin and her mom, Anne at the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Castleislanders, Shane McAuliffe (left) pictured with Dan Casey Castleisland RFC and Shane O’Sullivan at the gathering point for the Build4LIfe Run the Runway 5K at Kerry Airport on Friday night. ©Photograph: John Reidy
On the Friday night of last weekend, the inaugural Kerry Airport 5K Fun Run was held in aid of local charity Build4Life in association with Castleisland Rugby Club.
“The event was a huge success with 750 participants involved on a beautiful, autumnal night at our local airport,” said spokesman, Bill Horgan of the promoting club, Castleisland RFC.
“The event gave people the opportunity to run or walk on the 2km runway for the first time. “Participants traveled here from all over Ireland to be involved in the event and to enjoy the experience.”
Participants and Sponsors
“We are very grateful to all our participants and sponsors, including: Garvey’s SuperValu and McElligott’s Castleisland; Lee Strand and Spin SW and all the local businesses that supported the event.
“Special thanks to Kerry Airport for allowing us access to the runway and to the staff of the airport who stayed on after work to volunteer at the event and all our own volunteers who helped make the night so enjoyable,” Mr. Horgan concluded.
Declaration of Intent
The term inaugural, in itself, is a declaration of intent and it is indeed the intention of the airport crew of volunteers to continue with the event. It is likely they will move around the applications from local charities and nominate their own favourites for the proceeds of the 2017 Runway Run.
While there is no overall account of ‘the gate’ available yet, is believed that, after expenses, the Build4Life Charity and Castleisland Rugby Club will split the proceeds close enough to down the middle.
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