The 4th Annual Croí 5km Night Run took place on Friday last, October 19 along the Salthill Prom in Galway. Over 1,300 runners and walkers donned their bright orange t-shirts and came out in support of Croí’s Night Run, the Heart and Stroke Charity’s largest fundraising event of the year. Over €60,000 was raised, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to support the work of Croí. This has been made possible thanks to the continued sponsorship of Evergreen Healthfoods.
Special guests on the night included Galway Rose, Deirdre O’Sullivan. The race was chip-timed and participants can check out their race time at croi.ie/nightrun. Photos from the event are posted to Croí’s Facebook page @croiheartstroke.
“What a fantastic turnout this year! We’re so grateful to all our participants, volunteers and our generous sponsor Evergreen Healthfoods for making this our biggest year yet. Every euro raised will go directly to supporting the work at Croí and the fight against heart disease and stroke,” says Neil Johnson, CEO, Croí.
Stay tuned for 2019! Next year will be extra special to mark the 5th Annual Croí Night Run. Croí are working on a commemorative high-vis jacket for participants. “Stay tuned for the 2019 Night Run as we’re planning something even bigger and better for our 5th year,” says Johnson.
Croí’s aim is to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a particular focus on the West of Ireland. See croi.ie for more information and follow Croí on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @croiheartstroke.