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Rebel Run A Mile Challenge 2018

Rebel Run A Mile Challenge 2018

Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to launch the second annual Rebel Run A Mile Challenge sponsored by Boston Scientific Cork. The aim of the Rebel Run A Mile Challenge is to encourage people of all abilities to get active through a 4 week walking/jogging programme culminating with a Rebel Run A mile Challenge event at Cork Institute of Technology.

Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Cork Sports Partnership Padraig Healy spoke at the launch “following the success of the pilot programme in 2017 we are delighted to grow the Rebel Run A Mile challenge programme and event for this year. We are delighted to have Boston Scientific Cork on board as headline sponsor and also to partner with Down Syndrome Cork for the event.  In total there will be seven programmes taking place cross the county with Disability Services and members of Down Syndrome Cork.

The Disability Services programmes will take place every Friday morning from 11am at Carrigtwohill, Fermoy, CIT, Cope Foundation Montenotte and Clonakilty. The Programme with Down Syndrome Cork members will take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings at CIT athletics track. All groups will attend the Rebel Run A Mile Challenge on completing the 4 week.     


Rebel Run A Mile Challenge Launch with Sponsors for 2018 Boston Scientific Cork & event partners Down Syndrome Cork. L-R Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn, Kristine Meenaghan CSP, Eilish Walsh Boston Scientific Cork, Members of Down Syndrome Cork, Padraig Healy CSP and Mayor of County Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy. 

Learning & Development Specialist with Boston Scientific Eilish Walsh spoke at the Rebel Run A Mile launch “Boston Scientific Cork (BSC) is delighted to sponsor the Rebel Run A Mile Challenge Program & Challenge in partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland, CIT & Cork Sports Partnership. BSC has formulated its Disability Strategy under the LEAD umbrella (Leadership, Education & Advocacy for People with Disabilities).  In recent years, BSC has taken part in the CIT & UCC Disability Support Service Mentoring Programs, which have proven very successful for everyone involved.  BSC are launching Disability Equality Training for Managers later this year. BSC wishes every participant a successful run in October”.

Coordinator of Services with Down Syndrome Cork Karen O’Sullivan said “Down Syndrome Cork are delighted to be affiliated with the Cork Sports Partnership and to be their charity partners for Rebel Run 2018.  As an organisation, we are very keen to promote exercise, health and wellbeing in our family members born with Down Syndrome.  Society has become more health conscious and we are keen to promote the same standards of living to our sons and daughters.  We put a great deal of effort in to our children's early development in speech and language, education, inclusion etc and exercise is a very natural addition to the overall healthy development of our family members."

Registrations are currently being taken for all programmes across Cork. Please contact Cork Sports Partnership on 021 4347096 if you would like to register or to find out more information. 





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