Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...RNLI Reindeer Run in Fota House & Gardens... Sun 26th Nov 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Notice...RNLI Reindeer Run in Fota House & Gardens... Sun 26th Nov 2017

This one might be of interest to anyone with young families or want to take part in a fun event while helping out the RNLI. There is a 5km & 10km Reindeer Run on the grounds of Fota House on Sunday the 26th of November 2017.

Sun 26th Nov ...
Race times
1K Santa Saunter starts at 10.30am
10K race starts at 11am
5K race starts at 12 noon

To enter, click HERE

Additional Info...This is the approx route for the event in Fota.

While the route isn't the exact same of the Rebel Run4Fun 5k which was held there before, much of it is the same. You can see some photos of that route HERE which should give you a good idea of what it's like.

From the RNLI...Derval backs RNLI Reindeer Run for fitness, fun and raising funds for a good cause

Cork athlete, broadcaster and self-confessed foodie, Derval O’Rourke, says the RNLI’s Reindeer Run is the perfect opportunity to get fit, have fun and raise funds for a good cause. Derval is the charity’s Ambassador for the popular annual family event, now in its sixth year and being held in Cork’s Fota Park on Sunday 26 November.

The three time Olympian and four time European medalist, launched the Reindeer Run at Crosshaven lifeboat station and was joined by Maeve Leonard and Vincent Fleming, volunteer lifeboat crew from Crosshaven RNLI, along with Alex Fegan (11) and Maggie O’Brien (12), who plan on running in the event at the end of the month.

Speaking at the launch Derval said, ‘It is a privilege to be back as the Ambassador for the Reindeer Run.  It is fantastic fundraising event for a charity close to my heart. My husband is heavily involved in sailing and I find it incredibly reassuring that the RNLI provides such a great service.’

‘This event is open to all ages and levels of fitness. If you are a beginner, my advice is to give it a go as it is a family friendly and fun event and it is a great opportunity to put your training in action. I will also be running the 5km on the day and hope to see lots of people there.’

Well known  journalist, broadcaster and sailor, Tom MacSweeney will be reprising his role as MC on the day, encouraging all finishers across the line.

Registration for the three events is now open online at and costs €20 for the 5K and €22 for the 10K. Children’s tickets start from €12.50 and a family ticket (two adults and two children) is €55. All participants in the 1K, 5K and 10K will receive an RNLI Reindeer Run t-shirt, a pair of antlers and a sticker for their car showing their support.

Derval’s website has helpful fitness and diet tips which are perfect for those taking part in the Reindeer Run.  They can be found at

Last year, RNLI lifeboats in Cork launched 173 times, bringing 209 people to safety. Across Ireland, there were 1,136 lifeboat launches and 1,649 people were rescued.

RNLI media contacts...For more information please contact Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Tel: 087 1254 124 / 01 8900 460 email or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 087 6483547 email:

RNLI online...For more information on the RNLI please visit  News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre

Key facts about the RNLI...The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates 235 lifeboat stations around Ireland and the UK with 45 operational lifeboat stations in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of the Coast Guard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.

Charity number in the Republic of Ireland 2000 3326 and registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736)

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