Final Call For Sponsors Ahead Of 100Km In A Day Fundraiser Tomorrow

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The organisers of a novel fundraising effort for the South Tipperary Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association and Aherlow LGFA are reminding intending sponsors that 9pm tonight is the cut off time to have the sponsors name displayed at the 100k in a Day event which begins at 11am on Saturday.

Stuart Moloney is taking on the challenge of running 100Km in a 24 hour period.

The event is being held at the Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in the heart of Tipperary town and the two organisations will share the benefits equally.

The target of 100km in a day is to be achieved by running 6km on the athletic track at Canon Hayes Recreation Centre at 11am on Saturday and then running 4km on each subsequent hour with the final 6km the last run on Sunday morning at 10am.

Stuart is an experienced runner but says “he has never covered 100km in one week, not to mind in one day.

If we can inspire people to become more active, aware of their physical and mental health, that to me would be success”.Support for the 24 hour effort – both financial and moral – is much appreciated according to the organisers with the public encouraged to visit Stuart during the marathon effort.

A dedicated website has been set up to provide information and to enable donations – full details are available on www.100kinaday.ie.

The timing of the event in early January is set to coincide with the start of the ‘Every Step Counts My Life’ Challenge which is delivered in conjunction with the Irish Life GAA Healthy Club Project.

The challenge succeeds in motivating people to exercise together, meet new people and make real improvements to their physical and emotional health.

The aim of the challenge is to increase health and connection in communities nationwide.