Croí Announces the 9th Annual Croí Night Run Sponsored by Benecol®

Repro free: Croí, the heart and stroke charity, is delighted to announce the 9th Annual Croí Night Run, will take place on Friday, October 13th 2023 on the promenade on Galway, will be sponsored by Benecol®. Pictured at the launch: Christine Flanagan, Director of Fundraising, Croí; Heart Health advocate Daíthí Ó’Sé, Laura O’Connell Brand Manager Benecol® and Helena O’Dwyer, Marketing Manager Benecol®. For more information visit: Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure

Croí, the heart and stroke charity, is delighted to announce the 9th Annual Croí Night Run, which will take place on Friday, October 13th 2023, will be sponsored by Benecol®.

The 2023 Night Run is sure to be a special event returning to the scenic surrounds of Salthill Promenade in Galway. Join us with your family, friends, and colleagues to run, jog or walk 5km in aid of Croí!

With thanks to Benecol®, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to supporting Croí services. This includes supporting our health and support initiatives and community programmes including a free community telephone helpline, and the Croí Courtyard Apartments, available to families in need while their loved ones receive heart or stroke care at University Hospital Galway.

We are delighted to have Benecol® on board as our main event sponsor for 2023. Following a hugely successful event last year with over 2,000 participants, we continue to encourage people to take their heart health seriously for 2023 and sign up for this year’s event to 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 and help us fight heart disease and stroke together” says Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Director of Fundraising.

Laura O’Connell, Brand Manager at Benecol® commented “We are delighted to again work, with Croí after a hugely successful World Heart Day initiative. At Benecol® we want to support people to take proactive steps to safeguard their health and the Croí Night Run complements this perfectly, as incorporating regular exercise is one of the ways to help reduce high cholesterol. We continue to support people to make changes to their diet and lifestyle, to lower cholesterol which affects 60% of Irish adults*.

I’m delighted to sign up to participate in Croí’s 5k Night Run sponsored by Benecol®. I’ll be taking part in team Benecol®, the sponsor of this year’s run. Benecol® wants to spread cholesterol awareness and encourage everyone to get their cholesterol levels tested. Lots of people are unaware that their levels are high even though it affects 60% of the Irish population. Take me for example, I didn’t know my cholesterol was high until I went to my annual check-up with the doctor. To get it down, I’ve been taking Benecol® shots in the morning with my breakfast. It’s a simple change that’s making a big difference to my health.” Commented heart health advocate Daíthí Ó’Sé at the launch.

Registration will open soon – you can take part individually or register as part of a team with your family, friends, or colleagues to walk, run or jog! Participants will receive a special Croí Night Run Goodie Bag which will include a limited-edition reflective Croí Night Run long-sleeve running jacket and Benecol® goodies. To learn more visit



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