Cara Run Bundoran 2014
This year the Cara Bundoran Run introduces new disciplines in an attempt to raise thousands for well deserving charities. The event which will now be running over three days will include cycling, surfing, walking and the traditional 10k and 10 mile challenge along the coastal roads of Donegal and Leitrim.
A race that started with just 300 competitors four years ago and has now set a realistic target of 2,000 competitors in March 2014.
This year the weekend will include new activities including surfing in Bundoran’s famous waves, Cycling, Walking and a choice of 5k and 10k events as well as the 10 Mile Challenge.
Canice Nicholas of Cara Pharmacy who are the main sponsors said “Little did we imagine four years ago that the event would become one of the most popular events in the athletics calendar but we are absolutely thrilled with the response. “
In the last number of years the event has risen in excess of €30k for various charities and this year we have nominated three very deserving causes, The Marie Keating Foundation, The Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice and the Local NYP (Neighbourhood Youth Project). In challenging times charities are very dependent on fundraisers like this – this is more than an athletics challenge, it is an event that can make someone’s life that little bit more comfortable.
He added, “ We have set a target of 2,000 competitors for March over the three day event and we firmly believe that is achievable. I would urge everyone to get those runners out of the wardrobe now and start training”.
Shane Smith of Discover Bundoran welcomed the initiative and said, “This event has the potential to bring up to 3,000 visitors to the town in the off season – this is tremendous news.. Bundoran has developed a strong reputation for activity based events – this can only enhance our reputation”.
A totally enhanced Cara 10 Challenge will offer something for everybody in March 2014 providing the opportunity to take to the waves or run, jog or cycle, all for very worthwhile charities.
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