backs RNLI Reindeer Run for fitness, fun and raising funds for a
athlete, broadcaster and self-confessed foodie, Derval ORourke,
says the RNLIs Reindeer Run is the perfect opportunity to
get fit, have fun and raise funds for a good cause. Derval is the
charitys Ambassador for the popular annual family event, now
in its sixth year and being held in Corks Fota Park on Sunday
Novem ber 2017
three time Olympian and four time European medallist, launched the
Reindeer Run at Crosshaven lifeboat station and was joined by Maeve
Leonard and Vincent Fleming, volunteer lifeboat crew from Crosshaven
RNLI, along with Alex Fegan (11) and Maggie OBrien (12), who
plan on running in the event at the end of the month.
at the launch of the RNLIs Cork Reindeer to be held on Sunday
26th November at Fota Park is (Clockwise back Left) Crosshaven lifeboat
crew Maeve Leonard and Vincent Fleming, Alex Fegan (11) Derval ORourke,
and Maggie OBrien (12). Registration is now open at www.rnli.org/reindeerrun
at the launch Derval said, It is a privilege to be back as
the Ambassador for the Reindeer Run. It is fantastic fundraising
event for a charity close to my heart. My husband is heavily involved
in sailing and I find it incredibly reassuring that the RNLI provides
such a great service.
event is open to all ages and levels of fitness. If you are a beginner,
my advice is to give it a go as it is a family friendly and fun
event and it is a great opportunity to put your training in action.
I will also be running the 5km on the day and hope to lots of people
known journalist, broadcaster and sailor, Tom MacSweeney will be
reprising his role as MC on the day, encouraging all finishers across
for the three events is now open online at rnli.org/reindeerrun
and costs €20 for the 5K and €22 for the 10K. Childrens
tickets start from €12.50 and a family ticket (two adults and
two children) is €55. All participants in the 1K, 5K and 10K
will receive an RNLI Reindeer Run t-shirt, a pair of antlers and
a sticker for their car showing their support.
website has helpful fitness and diet tips which are perfect for
those taking part in the Reindeer Run. They can be found at www.derval.ie.
year, RNLI lifeboats in Cork launched 173 times, bringing 209 people
to safety. Across Ireland, there were 1,136 lifeboat launches and
1,649 people were rescued.