Croí Return to Salthill Prom for Annual Night Run
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Croí Return to Salthill Prom for Annual Night Run

Croí, the heart and stroke charity, is delighted to announce the 8th Annual Croí Night Run, taking place on Friday, October 7th, 2022 on Salthill Prom in Galway.

This year’s Night Run is sure to be a special event with Croí’s return to the Salthill Promenade in Galway for the first time since 2019, while also keeping the option to participate virtually from anywhere. Join in with your family, friends and colleagues to run, jog or walk 5km in aid of Croí!

With thanks to their sponsor, Irish Life Health, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to supporting the incredible Croí services. This includes their health and support initiatives and programmes including Heartlink West, their free community helpline, and the Croí Courtyard Apartments which are free to families in need while their loved ones receive heart or stroke care!

All abilities and ages are welcome to join to run, walk or jog the 5km. The run will be timed via chip so all participants will receive a text with their time after the event – a real bonus for the more competitive runners! Their media partner, iRadio, will be joining live on the Prom to get everybody going and keep you moving with great music and entertainment from start to finish and to ensure you have a great Croí Night Run experience!

"Following a hugely successful virtual event last year with participants taking place from all over Ireland and the world, we continue to encourage participants to take part in their own local area on Friday, October 7th, at 8pm (or from wherever and whatever time is most suitable), and run, jog or walk 5km in aid of Croí. People living with heart disease and stroke need our help now more than ever before, so we ask you to please join us from near or far and help us fight heart disease and stroke together. We’re delighted to have Irish Life Health onboard as our sponsor for the second year in a row, and long-time supporter iRadio as our media sponsor," says Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Director of Fundraising.

As part of the Irish Life Health sponsorship, Irish Life have also created a Croí Night Run challenge on their health and wellbeing app, MyLife. The MyLife challenge gives everyone the opportunity to walk, run or jog 5km in a location of their choice and track it within the MyLife app from 7th-8th October. For every participant in the challenge, Irish Life Health and MyLife will donate €5 per participant to Croí up to a maximum of €5,000. All MyLife challenge participants who track 5km or more will go into a draw to win 1 of 10 €50 Adidas gift cards! Download the MyLife app today at mylife.irishlife.ie/home

Edel McDermott from Irish Life Health commented; "We’re delighted to partner with Croí for a second time to support people taking part in this 5k run or walk. At Irish Life Health, we’re really passionate about promoting the benefits of exercise and how it can help us all live healthier lives."

"iRadio is delighted to join Croí once again as media partner for the Croí Annual Night Run. We can’t wait to be back on the Salthill Prom with the iRadio team to cheer on all the Croí runners. The Night Run is one of our favourite charity events of the year," says Deirdre Ferry, Director of Local Sales, iRadio.

Registration is now open – you can take part individually or register as part of a team with your family, friends or colleagues. Participants will receive a special Croí Night Run Goodie Bag which will include a limited-edition reflective Croí Night Run long-sleeve running top and medal. Learn more and register now at croi.ie/nightrun.

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