ALONE launch Christmas Cracker 5km fun run

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have launched their first annual 5km Christmas Cracker run taking place on the 27th December 2015 at 12 noon. The 5km road race is organised in partnership with the Clonliffe Harriers Athletics Club and supported by the European Recycling Platform.

The family friendly fun run is open to everyone – from serious runners to costume wearing walkers and everyone in between. The race will begin and end in Morton Stadium Santry, with the route encompassing Northwood and Santry Avenue.

 Sean Moynihan (ALONE),  Catherina McKiernan, (Event Ambassador and four time World Cross County medallist) and Pat Bonass (Clonliffe Harriers) were pictured at the launch of the ALONE Christmas Cracker Run, a 5km fun run taking place in Santry, Dublin on the 27th December. For more information visit ***NO REPRO FEE*** Photography: Conor Healy PhotographySean Moynihan CEO of ALONE said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Clonliffe Harriers for the first ALONE Christmas Cracker run.  We hope that lots of people will join us for a fun morning out to shake off the post-Christmas slump and support older people in need. We’ll have spot prizes, refreshments and a few surprises to help get you moving!”

Catherina McKiernan, four time World Cross Country medallist and event ambassador said, “The ALONE Christmas Cracker run is a great opportunity to get out with your family, enjoy some fresh air and help a good cause at the same time. We all like to do that extra bit for charity around Christmastime and I think this is a lovely way to support the older people that ALONE work with. I can see this becoming an annual tradition for many families.”

Registration costs €20 and is now open through €5 from every registration goes directly to ALONE to support their work with older people in need. Everyone who registers will receive a goody bag, and the first 500 to attend on the day will receive a special Christmas Cracker t-shirt.

ALONE can be contacted on (01) 679 1032 for those who have concerns about their own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of a vulnerable older person in the community or visit

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