Ireland’s World Cup cricket finalists Trent Johnston and Max Sorensen were on hand alongside OT’s Killian Byrne to support the launch of Camara Education’s 10K Run which will take place along Sandymount Strand on Saturday May 26th.
Camara Education is an Irish charity and social enterprise dedicated to using technology to deliver a more effective education to disadvantaged children in Ireland, Africa and Jamaica.
The annual charity 10K Run, now in its third year will raise vital funds for Camara Education’s Irish School’s Programme which aims to supply 65 Irish schools with 1,300 computers and train 300 school teachers in ICT in 2012. Every €5 that is raised will help another child in a disadvantaged area gain access to ICT making it easier for them to reach their employment potential and build a better future.
The run is open to all ages and abilities and you can walk, jog, hobble or run. The race will commence on the Promenade, Strand Road at 9am sharp with the course stretching around Sean Moore Park and the Irishtown Nature Reserve providing beautiful scenic views of Dublin Bay for entrants.
Camara Education’s CEO, John Fitzsimons commented “It’s a great opportunity to get some exercise and help Camara deliver e-Learning opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged schools in Ireland. Last year’s event was a huge success and we are on track again this year for a big turnout. It is geared toward everybody, young and old and is a great family day out and also a good pre mini-marathon run”.
Johnston added “The education that Camara provide with the computers is of utmost priority. It’s an amazing job they do”.
Along with trophies for the winners and gold medals for all, participants can also choose to fundraise for the event with prizes being awarded to the top ten fundraisers.
Register Now and avail of the special early bird registration fee of €15 until April 11th.