The 6th Solas Centre South East Run for Life drew almost 1,700 joggers, walkers and runners from all over the South East.
With the participants setting out from the Quay for the 10 mile route, the fun culminated in the People’s Park with the South East Fun for Life event.
Families of the runners, walkers and joggers were able to enjoy plenty of family entertainment in the People’s Park where there were bouncy castles, children’s races, penalty shoot outs with Waterford United FC, go–karting, a climbing wall, live broadcasts from Beat 102-103 and much more.
The total monies raised for the Solas Centre and the South East Cancer Foundation have yet to be tallied, but the organisers will announce the details in full next week.
Mr. Jonathan Earl, Chairman of the Run for Life committee was delighted with the event, “The annual South East Run for Life has become the highlight of the region’s sporting calendar and 2013 was no exception.”
“The level of participation and involvement from the runners and walkers was fantastic. The atmosphere around the route was invigorating and the work and dedication from the massive volunteer crew was wonderful, with everyone so giving of their time, energy and ideas.”
Mr. Earl added, “All funds raised will go towards the Solas Centre. It goes without saying that the generosity and goodwill of all those who participated will go towards ensuring that the Solas Centre can continue to provide the best cancer support services for those affected by cancer, their families and their carers.”
For further information about the Solas Centre and the cancer support services it provides check out www.solascentre.ieor call 051 304604.