Over 645 entrants raised just over €11,000 for the Bantry Hospice, ARC Cancer Support House and other local charities when they partook in The Bay Run last May.
The 2017 programme included a half-marathon and a 10km run. The Bay Run was organised and managed by the team at The Maritime Hotel in Bantry and it is being hailed as a great success by the organisers and participants alike.
“The turn out for this year’s Bay Run was fantastic and we are thrilled that so much money has been raised for our local charities,” said Jason O’Sullivan, Leisure Manager at The Maritime Hotel. “This is our fourth year running this event and operating it as a charitable company, Bantry Bay Run Ltd, and we are delighted to have generated vital funds for the Bantry Hospice, ARC House and other local services.”
“We would like to thank everyone that took part, all the generous sponsors and the volunteers for their hard work and enthusiasm. Thanks also to the local Gardaí and their team.”
Following the success of 2017 and based on the excellent feedback received, the organisers are proud to launch the 2018 Bay Run. The 2018 Bay Run will take place on Sunday,20 May 18 so as not to compete with other events and a scenic Bay View route will remain in place with the same routes as 2017 for both the Half Marathon and the 10km, allowing participants to beat their own course personal best.
The Bay Run was a true community event with locals turning out in huge numbers both to lend a hand and also to cheer on the participants. The water stations and finish line were manned by Derrycrehea National School, Bantry Blues GAA and the Bantry Hospice Committee.
The Bay Run 2017 was proudly sponsored by The Maritime Hotel, Rowa Pharmaceuticals, The Grapevine, Michael Moore’s Fruit and Veg, O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Bantry, The West Cork People, Cremin’s Coaches, Fast.net and Ballygowan.
The Bay Run Earlybird Special is available until the 31st of December 2017 with the Half Marathon only €30 and the 10km only €17. To Register or for further information CLICK HERE