8,000 members of the Pink Tribe take part in Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run

by Alison O'Hanlon
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8,000 members of the Pink Tribe take part in Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run. Leopardstown Racecourse was awash with pink as thousands of men, women and children from all over Ireland, took part in the first live event of this year’s annual Great Pink Run with Glanbia which runs from 9-16th October this year.

A second live event will also take place next Sunday 16th October in Kilkenny Castle Park – and for those that can’t make either live event – participants can take part virtually, by undertaking either 10k or 5k in their own local areas between with the aim of raising funds to support Breast Cancer Ireland’s research and awareness programmes nationally.

By the evening of the event in Kilkenny Castle Park next Sunday 16th October over 78,000 people will have taken part in the Great Pink Run since it began in 2011, from 36 countries in total, raising vital funds which help support pioneering research into metastatic disease, a challenging and much needed area for investment.

To date, over €5.4m has been raised through the Great Pink Run events held over the last number of years (excluding this year’s event).


For those that have yet to register – there is still time – simply register to take part at www.greatpinkrun.ie for the upcoming Kilkenny event on 16th October.

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