Running home to Bantry Bay a new goal for Cork Captain Graham Canty
The 6th annual Bantry Bay Run, a half Marathon which takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday, May 1st 2011 from the beautiful village of Glengarriff, along the coastal route to Bantry was recently launched at the Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork. Cork Senior Football Captain and local man; Graham Canty and members of the Bay Run’s chosen charity, the Bantry Division of the Special Olympics were there in support of the initiative which is expected to give a huge boost to the local economy as it has done in its previous six years.
With the support of local icon Cork’s Senior Footfall Captain Graham Canty; level of registrations for Bay Run ’11 are anticipated to reach significant numbers and all sponsorship moneys generated from the Bay Run ’11 will go toward the running of the Bantry Division of the Special Olympics.
Over 1,300 runners, joggers and walkers took part in Bay Run ’10 and amongst them was internationally renowned long distance runner Catherina McKiernan. Catherine has been the official starter of the Bantry Bay Run over the last number of years and will again commence the 13km race from Glengarriff to Bantry.
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