Run for Mary

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016

About This Activity


On Saturday 5th November 2016 at 12 noon


Venue: Peterswell Village, Co Galway


This is our 3rd year running this event which has been organised in memory of our dear friend Mary Prendergast who passed away on 2nd January 2014 aged 42 years. Mary was a member of our local South Galway Athletics club and ran the Dublin City Marathon with us in 2004. Mary and Paddy got married in 2004 and were blessed to have three children Carlyn, Roslyn and Zach. Baby Zach passed away when he was only one week old on June 4th 2012. Mary was diagnosed with cancer five months after loss of her baby Zach. Her courage and dignity during her battle with breast cancer was inspiring to all who knew her.


All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to two local charities: Galway Hospice and Hand in Hand Children’s Cancer Charity. Hand in Hand is a non-profit organisation based in Galway since 2006 that supports families who are affected by childhood cancer throughout Ireland. Their aim is to alleviate some of the stress, anxiety and practical difficulties faced by families who have a child undergoing treatment for cancer, through the provision of practical (laundry, childcare, domestic cleaning and family meals) and emotional support.


We are welcoming all athletes, runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities to attend this memorial event. Registration for the event can be done at top of page by selecting Register Now


Please remember to invite your friends and family! Find and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Run4Mary 5km Run/Jog/Walk



Event details and schedule

Refreshments in local hall after race

Arrive early to allow for parking and registration

Register on race day from 10.30am to 11.30am at Peterswell hall

Organizer Info

  • Run for Mary 5km Run/Jog/Walk

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