Croí Night Run goes virtual – join our 10-week training plan now!

The much-anticipated 6th Annual Croí Galway Night Run (5km) is back on Friday, October 9, but this year we are going virtual! You can run, walk or jog the 5km anytime throughout the day or on the night on a local route of your choice. The event is once again sponsored by Evergreen Healthfoods, with 100% of proceeds going directly to Croí. This year’s media sponsor is once again iRadio, who are creating an exciting playlist to motivate you on the day of the event.

Why not team up with a group of family, friends or work colleagues and commit now to covering the 5km distance anytime on October 9. Of course, please ensure personal safety and social distancing. If you choose to run at night, please wear reflective clothing and choose a well-lit route.

“Last year, over 1,600 people joined us on the Salthill Prom for the 5th Annual Croí Night Run, raising over €70,000, and we are so grateful for this support. We would love to be back on the Prom this year, but our first priority is to protect those that we serve as they are most at risk of COVID-19, so we are following Government guidelines and going virtual instead. People living with heart disease and stroke need our help now more than ever before, so we ask you to please join us again this year virtually,” says Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Director of Fundraising.

The Croí health team have developed a 10-week training plan to help you get across your finish line – all ages and abilities are welcome to join. The Night Run Training Plan will prepare you for your finishing line by gradually building up your ability week by week. Take on the Croí Night Run and make a positive change to your lifestyle – It has been proven that regular exercise assists with maintaining a healthy weight and lowers your risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Engaging in regular, routine exercise will also contribute to positive changes in your mental health and overall well-being.

Registration is now open at €25 for adults or €15 for youths over 12 years of age. Teams are also welcome – for more information, please contact christine@croi.ie. Each participant will receive a goodie bag with a special commemorative Croí Night Run long-sleeve running top to wear on the day. Learn more and register now at www.croi.ie/nightrun.

Pictured at the launch of the virtual Croí Night Run, from left: Christine Flanagan, Director of Fundraising, Croí; Aideen Hurley, Evergreen Healthfoods (Sponsor); and Sharron Lynskey, iRadio (Media Partner).