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John Mitchels’ Charity 6K – What You Need To Know

Participants at the inaugural John Mitchels 6K in aid of Cycle Against Suicide. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie
The second annual John Mitchels 6K Walk/Run takes place tomorrow (Sunday August 27th). If you’re thinking of going, here’s all the details you need.
What time does the run start?

The run is due to get underway at 2pm on Sunday afternoon.

Do I have to register online before I arrive?

No. Registration has been open online for several weeks but online registration closed at 6pm today (Saturday August 26th). Anyone wishing to take part can come along and register on the day.


What time is registration open?

Registration will be open at the club house in Ballybailie from 12.30pm, 90 minutes before the run is due to get underway. To avoid delays, participants are asked to give themselves plenty of time before 2pm.

How much does it cost?

It costs €20 per person to take part. Students can participate at a cost of €10.

Is the race chipped?

Yes, the race is fully chipped – and there’ll be prizes on the day for first, second and third placed finishers in both mens and women’s categories.

What is the route?

The 6K starts at the John Mitchels GFC clubrooms at Ballybailie and travels down the N52 and back around to the Mitchels base via Riverstown Cross and Scrogganstown.

What the funds raised going towards?

This year, the run will support the Irish Cancer Society. The event is a club fundraiser and a donation will also be made to the Irish Cancer Soicety. Last year, Cycle Against Suicide was chosen as the charity partner for the run.

Why did the club pick the Irish Cancer Society?

Speaking to ThisIsArdee.ie last month, organiser Paul Curtis told us, “There isn’t a household in the country that hasn’t been affected by cancer.”

Is there anything else happening on the day?

A Family Fun Day is being held at the pitch all afternoon, with lots of fun activities for the kids – so it’s well worth bringing the whole family along to cheer the participants over the line.

How did last year’s event go?

Very well. Why don’t you take a look for yourself with some photos from the day. Once again, our man with the camera Adrian Crawley Photography will be there so if you see him, be sure to say “Cheese!” View a full gallery of images from last year’s event by clicking here.

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