Yes its time for the “Third Annual Charity Walk/Run?Cycle”
Held by The Grand Hotel, Tralee on Sunday 26th of February 2012.
It started in 2010 as an emotional response to the plight of the victims of the Haiti earthquake which had occurred earlier in that year. Such was the response on the day, that we decided to make it an annual event.
In 2011 we decided to hold the walk for a cause closer to home, and in co operation with Recovery Haven, here in Tralee, we ran another very successful event.
This year its for the endoscopy unit – or for you and me- in aid of colon/bowel cancer treatment, in Tralee General Hospital.
We decided to do the walk for Tralee General Hospital this year because it is a vital service to everyone in the community, and it is no secret that, like everyone, they are under pressure for funding in all departments.
It is a show of support and solidarity with the front line staff working there, who are under enormous pressure to provide essential services in an environment of cut backs and redundancies.
We start with registration at 10.00 am on Sunday morning here in The Grand Hotel, Tralee.
We have a photo call then when everyone is ready , and we try to have a bit of music to get going like a piper or drummers.
The route heads out the canal to Blennerville, turns left at the playing field in Blennerville towards Clahane and turn in at Ballyard past the rugby club, and The Aquadome and back
To The Grand Hotel for tea, coffee and biscuits.
It is approximately 10km and should take two hours or less.
It is all over before lunch time and people get to enjoy the rest of the day knowing they have already got their exercise and helped in a good cause.
It’s a win, win, win scenario.