INIS MÓR HALF MARATHON

This year the Inis Mór Half-Marathon is celebrating its twentieth year.  The concept was generated by Aer Arann to promote the Aran Islands and to raise funds for Irish Children’s Hospitals. Aer Arann personnel have voluntarily organised and managed this event from the beginning. This year we are working with the Children’s Health Foundation supporting Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Inis Mór community to create another unforgettable and enjoyable experience whilst, at the same time, raising much needed funds to purchase vital equipment for the hospital. A plaque of appreciation hangs on a wall in Temple Street Children’s Hospital acknowledging this great event and the funds raised by its participants. This unique event has clocked up many miracle miles for our children’s hospitals and has raised over two Million Euro to date.

Steeped in history and renowned for its outstanding beauty Inis Mór has more than fifty 50 historical monuments of pre-Christian, Christian, and Celtic origin. Inis Mór boasts some of the most spectacular cliffs in Europe and there are also many Geological features such as puffing holes and the famous Poll na bPéist (The Serpent’s Lair) wormhole where the Red Bull diving competition takes place each year. So, participants in the half marathon will experience one of the most spectacular scenic runs which is why it attracts so many every year. The entire route passes through magnificent coastline scenery with fine views of wide bays and sandy beaches, making its beauty and uniqueness world famous.

So, whether you run, walk, or jog, the Inis Mór Annual Half Marathon is a unique and memorable experience for all involved. This year the event will take place on the weekend of the 8th to the 10th of April. In support of the event, Aer Arann Islands will fly participants, at a reduced rate, to Inis Mór on Friday 8th of April returning on Sunday 10th.

All you have to do to take part in this event is help us help our little patients. We need you to raise €650 to be part of our weekend race package which provides return flights from Connemara Airport to Inis Mor, all islands transfers, accommodation, a gala dinner each night, merchandise, refreshments, race entry, race top and medal. We also provide Overnight Race Packages and Day Trip Packages for those who cannot make the full weekend.

For further information contact Rachel Daly at rdaly @ childrenshealth.ie

Tá Leathmharatón Inis Mór ina ócáid sheanbhunaithe le breis agus fiche bliain.  B’iad Oileáin Árann a chuir tús leis an gcoincheap chun próifíle na háite a ardú agus airgead a bhailiú d’Ospidéil Leanaí in Éirinn.  Ón tús, tá an ócáid seo á heagrú agus á bainistiú go deonach ag oibrithe Aer Árann.

Is iomaí sin míle atá curtha ar an gclog ag an ócáid uathúil seo dár n-ospidéil leanaí agus breis agus Dhá Mhilliún Euro bailithe aici go dáta.

Tá leac buíochais ar crochadh ar bhallaí Ospidéal na Leanaí ar Shráid an Teampaill go dtí an lá atá inniu ann in aitheantas don ócáid mhór seo agus don airgid atá bailithe ag a rannpháirtithe.

Tá an ócáid seo tar éis a chur ar ár gcumas a lán míreanna de threalamh ríthábhachtach a cheannacht thar na blianta chun tacú le rannóga éagsúla ata taobh istigh den ospidéal, ar nós ICU, Obrádlann, Duánach, Riospráide, agus A&E, gan a lua ach beagán.

Ní bheadh muid in ann é sin a bheith déanta againn gan cabhair choiste, phobal agus rannpháirtithe na hócáide seo, agus na gnólachtaí áitiúla freisin go deimhin.

Mar sin, is cuma ar ag rith, ag siúl nó ag sodar a bhíonn tú, tá Leathmharatón Bliantúil Inis Mór ina ócáid atá uathúil agus speisialta do chuile dhuine a bhíonn páirteach ann. Bíonn an ócáid ar siúl san Aibreán go bliantúil ar Inis Mór.

Tá go leor staire ag baint le hInis Mór báite agus cáil ollmhór ar an áit as a radharcanna fíorálainne, agus tugann muintir na háite seo cead do na rannpháirtithe taitneamh a bhaint as deireadh seachtaine de shult agus de shástacht.

Tá an leathmharatón seo ar cheann de na rití is scéimhiúla is féidir a dhéanamh agus sin é chúis go meallann sé an oiread sin iomaitheoirí chuile bhliain. Téann an bealach rásaíochta ar fad trí radharcanna áille cósta agus amhairc bhreátha le fáil ar chuanta leathana agus tránna gainimh a thugann cáil dhomhanda dá n-áilleacht agus dá sainiúlacht.

Le bheith páirteach san ócáid reathaíochta seo níl ort ach cuidiú linne chun cuidiú lenár n-othair bheaga. Beidh ort €650 a bhailiú le bheith páirteach inár bpacáiste reathaíochta deireadh seachtaine a chuireann bealach ar fáil ón mórthír go hInis Mór agus ar ais, mar aon le gach aistriú, cóiríocht, dinnéar mór x 2, earraí éagsúla, sóláistí, iontráil don rás, léine rásaíochta agus bonn. Lena chois sin, cuireann muid Pacáistí Rásaíochta Thar Oíche agus Pacáistí Turas Lae ar fáil dóibh sin nach mbeidh in ann fanacht don deireadh seachtaine iomlán.

Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil déan teagmháil le Rachel Daly at rdaly @ childrenshealth.ie

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