If you have signed up for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon this October we are already in awe of you….
To commit to running, walking or crawling 26.2 miles is a fantastic achievement. And something most of us can’t even consider undertaking. By now you have probably started your training programme and are pounding the roads every evening.
If you want some extra motivation to get you to the finishing line, why not take run as part of Team Barretstown and alongside a very special young man by the name of James Casserly.
James is 11 years old. He has cerebral palsy and juvenile arthritis. Last year he was the youngest person to ever compete in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon in a wheelchair alongside his coach, Mark Lacey. Will you cross the finish line with James this year, as part of Team Barretstown as he takes on this phenomenal challenge once again?
“Barretstown is such a special and magical place” James
Make a Difference
Sign up today and raise €150 and be in with a chance to win a Garmin Vivoactive HR watch – register today and receive your free fundraising pack which includes a dri-fit t-shirt here.
Would it help keep you motivated to stick to your training regime as the nights get darker if you knew you would make a real difference to sick kids? Would crossing the finish line feel even sweeter?
Barretstown provides free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care. Everything, including accommodation, food and medical assistance are provided at no cost to the family.
If you are one of the 19,500 people planning on taking part, please consider doing it for Barretstown. All fundraising, even the smallest amount, will make a huge difference.