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Cancer Fund for Children invite you to dive into muddy mayhem
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Cancer Fund for Children invite you to dive into muddy mayhem

Let’s Get Boggin’ for children with cancer

Cancer Fund for Children invites you to get stuck in at their inaugural Bog Run at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co. Offaly on 24thMarch. Open to ages 8+, this is the perfect family day out, and a great opportunity to have fun with friends, colleagues or your local sports club! 

Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run invites participants to challenge themselves against nature.  Take on some seriously swampy conditions as you trek through bushes, defeat fallen trees, and march through the muddy bog at Lough Boora Discovery Park. Throw away the wellies, folks; they’re no good to you on this run! Instead, strap those old runners to your feet, don your fanciest swimming cap and register for your place on the course, all while supporting a great cause.

Pictured (l-r) Áine Reams and Sharon Reams of Lumcloon Energy, young person, Zoe, Nigel Reams of Lumcloon Energy, young person, Lucy, Colm Staunton of Halston Environmental and Planning, Rachel Duffy, Cancer Support Specialist at Cancer Fund for Children, Jonathan O’Meara of Mid Ireland Adventure and Julie McLoughlin, Visitor Experience Lead at Lough Boora Discovery Park.

Cancer Fund for Children are a non-profit organisation that provide vital services to children and young people (aged 0-24) diagnosed with cancer across the island of Ireland. Their team of Cancer Support Specialists provide informal emotional, social and therapeutic support, at home, in hospital and at the charity’s therapeutic short break centre, Daisy Lodge, in Newcastle Co. Down. Plans are also underway for the development of the second Daisy Lodge centre in Cong, Co. Mayo. The charity’s mission is to ensure that no child has to face cancer alone.

Zoe and Lucy preparing for the upcoming Bog Run at Lough Boora Discovery Park in Co. Offaly. 

This will be Cancer Fund for Children’s ninth annual Bog Run, and after a fantastic event at Castlewellan Forest Park in 2023, the charity are excited to get stuck in (literally!) at this year’s midlands location. “It’s hard to put into words the uniqueness of this event and the fun that is to be had by all participants.” said Sinead O’Malley, Events and Digital Fundraiser of Cancer Fund for Children, about the event. “It’s just a great way to challenge yourself and have great craic, all while helping to support children and young people diagnosed with cancer.”.

“This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Lumcloon Energy and Halston Environmental & Planning. Speaking on this support, Nigel Reams of Lumcloon Energy said: “Lumcloon Energy and Halston Environmental & Planning are delighted to sponsor this year’s Bog Run, taking place for the first time in Lough Boora Co. Offaly. Cancer Fund for Children provide vital services to children across the island of Ireland diagnosed with cancer and we’re thrilled to play our part in ensuring that support can continue through getting behind this event, especially when it’s taking place right on the doorstep of Lumcloon Energy. Colm Staunton added, “We are also delighted to support the charity at this time with the building of Daisy Lodge in Cong Co. Mayo starting this year, not far from the headquarters of Halston Environmental & Planning.”

Zoe and Lucy with Rachel Duffy, Cancer Support Specialist at Cancer Fund for Children and Jonathan O’Meara of Mid Ireland Adventure preparing for the upcoming Bog Run at Lough Boora Discovery Park in Co. Offaly

Participants, you will also receive a goodie bag, a 2024 Bog Run medal to remember your victory over the bog and a certificate as a thank you for your amazing efforts.

Each participant will be supported in their fundraising efforts by a member of the charity’s fundraising team.

Registration can be completed through the Cancer Fund for Children website www.cancerfundforchildren.com/bogrunDeadline for registrations is 1pm on the 21st March 2024.

Pictured (l-r) Áine Reams and Sharon Reams of Lumcloon Energy, young person, Zoe, Nigel Reams of Lumcloon Energy, young person, Lucy, Colm Staunton of Halston Environmental and Planning, Rachel Duffy, Cancer Support Specialist at Cancer Fund for Children, Jonathan O’Meara of Mid Ireland Adventure and Julie McLoughlin, Visitor Experience Lead at Lough Boora Discovery Park.

Registrations costs here:

Senior Bog Run 10km (open to 12 years +)

12-17 years: Reg Fee €35 / Sponsorship €100

18 years+: Reg Fee €40 / Sponsorship €150

Senior Bog Run 5km (open to 12 years +)

12-17 years: Reg Fee €30 / Sponsorship €80

18 years+: Reg Fee €35 / Sponsorship €120

Junior Bog Run 5km (open to 8-14 year olds with accompanying adult)

1 Adult, 1 Child: Reg Fee €35 / Sponsorship €100

1 Adult, 2 Children: Reg Fee €50 / Sponsorship €180

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