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Cork Rebel Run Launch 2019

** Cork Rebel Run & Rebel Run A Mile Challenge Launches for 2019**
Sunday Oct 20th 2019


On Thursday August 7th the Annual Cork Rebel Run 5k and 10k was launched in CIT, Bishopstown. Now in its 8th year the event will take place on Sunday October 20th.  The organising committee of Cork Sports Partnership, Leisureworld Cork and Cork Institute of Technology welcome both Cork City Council and Cork County Council as sponsors and look forward to having them on board again for 2019. Last year’s event saw record numbers take part in the event with over 1100 participants across both events and it is hoped to build on this again for 2019.

The Cork Rebel Run is organised by Cork Sports Partnership as part of their programme of providing opportunities for all to be active. A number of Couch to 5K programmes will also be running across the county in the lead up to the event to support anyone taking up jogging or running for the first time. These programmes will commence in August in 8 locations and are 8 weeks in duration, full details are available on the Rebel Run website (www.rebelrun.ie). At a time of the year when it’s hard to get motivated to do some activity the organisers hope that people will get involved in the programmes and events and hope to have a great turn out on October 20th.

The Rebel Run A Mile Challenge will also be taking place this year and we are delighted to have Boston Scientific Cork as sponsors for the training programme and event. The Rebel Run a Mile Challenge aims to encourage participants & staff from Down Syndrome Cork and adult disability services across Cork City and County to increase their physical activity levels and take part in a community based event. Barbara O’Gorman HR Director at Boston Scientific said, “We, at Boston Scientific are both honoured and privileged to be involved in this wonderful event which strives to encourage both community involvement and an interactive family fun day for the people of Cork. It is inspirational the work that goes into making this event bigger and better every year. All at Boston Scientific are looking forward to the day”.  

Adult Disability Services will take part in a 6 week training programme across 5 locations which will culminate with a 1 mile challenge event on the athletics track in CIT on Friday October 18th. The programme now in its 3rd year has welcomed over 80 participants from 9 centers, and we aim to build on this for 2019.  The Rebel Run A Mile Challenge event will also coincide with our 5k and 10k events on Sun Oct 20st where members and families from Down Syndrome Cork will take part. This event has proven to be a fantastic addition to the Rebel Run. With the support of Boston Scientific and our programme partners Down Syndrome Cork we hope to expand our reach and encourage more services and participants to get involved. 

Rita Mullarkey, Department of Community, Culture and Placemaking “is delighted that Cork City Council is supporting the Rebel Run and encouraging increased levels of physical activity, which may even lead to participating in the Cork City Marathon next June.” It is hoped through a number of initiatives such as the Rebel Run, Marathon Youth Challenge and localised programmes for youth in particular that a more accessible pathway for participants of all ages will be created.

Cork County Mayor Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan said “I am delighted to attend today’s launch of the Rebel Run on behalf of Cork County Council. We are thrilled to be part of it through our sponsorship of the event. Physical inactivity is a major contributing factor to illness worldwide and it is preventable and much of the fantastic work done by the Cork Sports Partnership highlights this and gets the public up off their couches and out in the fresh air taking part. It is also important to highlight the social aspect and the fun that is involved for all who take. We are looking forward to the 20th of October and hopefully there will be a huge turn-out”

Commenting at the launch the Deputy Chief executive of CCC Declan Daly said that “CCC are always happy to lend support to initiatives that encourage the public to take part in physical activity. The Rebel Run has gone from strength to strength over the years and great credit is due to Cork Sports Partnership for the work they put into organising the event and for their constant promotion of health through participation in sport across the County.

The event promises to be a great experience, with the course being accurately measured by Jones counter, chip timing for all runners, a scenic rolling course & goody bags including your 2019 Cork Rebel Run T-shirt. The 10K event also has a huge array of prizes up for grabs on the day, and will prove attractive to runners of all levels and abilities. Participant spot prizes will also be given to the 5K participants. The organising partners of Cork Sports Partnership, Leisureworld and CIT with the assistance of the An Garda Síochána and Athletics Ireland hope that friends & family will come along on the day, cheering from the grandstand to support the runners in the final straight.

Online registration will  open Monday August 19th  and entries cost €20 for the 10k and €15 for the 5K and can be made online at www.rebelrun.ie If you need further info on the Rebel 1 Mile Challenge please contact Cork Sports Partnership on the details below.  Closing date for online registrations will be Thursday October 17th.  There is an early bird offer currently available until October 11th so make sure you register early!

Regular updates on the route etc. are available also on Cork Sports Partnership Facebook and Twitter. Also if you are interested in volunteering for the event Cork Sports Partnership would be delighted to hear from you. Email info@corksports.ie or call 021 4347096


3.	Full Group of all Sponsors and Partners with event organisers including Leisureworld Cork and Cork Institute of Technology
3. Full Group of all Sponsors and Partners with event organisers including Leisureworld Cork and Cork Institute of Technology
2.	Rebel Run a Mile Challenge Sponsors Photo
2. Rebel Run a Mile Challenge Sponsors Photo
L-R- Derrine Dwyer, Cathal Hughes, Barbara O Gorman and Peter Barry Boston Scientific, Kate Feeney SIDO, CSP and members of Down Syndrome Cork- Field of Dreams
Rebel Run 2019 Sponsors
Rebel Run 2019 Sponsors
1. Rebel Run Sponsors- Kristine Meenaghan Coordinator CSP, Rita Mullarkey, Cork City Council Community, Culture and Placemaking, Mayor of County Cork Cllr Christopher O Sullivan and Deputy Chief Executive Cork County Council Declan Daly


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