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Be A ‘Survivor’ This Halloween


Trick or treat? The tradition of trick or treating for fruit and nuts is long gone. For kids, these days it’s all about how many bags of sweets can they can fill up in one night. Even if kids aren’t in the picture for you, supermarkets are overloaded with chocloate and sweets. How are we meant to resist? It’s time to look after our heart health this Halloween – but while still having fun.

It’s time to take part in Run For Your Lives.

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After a successful event in 2014, Run For Your Lives 2015 are proud to be partnering with the Irish Heart Foundation. Run For Your Lives is a thrilling apocalyptic zombie infested 5KM run, laced with demanding natural and man-made obstacles which leave participants no option but to run for their lives. There are no winners at Run For Your Lives, but everyone has the chance to be a ‘Survivor’ if they can make it to the finish with at least 1 of their 3 life tags still intact. Not only are you deemed ‘Survivor’, but with the partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation this year, you are giving others with heart conditions a chance to survive and live a longer and healthier life.

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Mark Jacobs, organiser of Run For Your Lives, comments: “Approximately 10,000 people in Ireland die from heart disease each year, and that’s scary. We actively support the work of the Irish Heart Foundation, which is 92% funded by public donations. With the success of last year’s Run For Your Lives event, and the fact that Irish people are becoming increasingly health conscious, we felt it made sense to partner with a charity like the Irish Heart Foundation where we could help with fundraising and in building awareness of the work that they do.”

Run For Your Lives is an endurance event that doesn’t require you to be the fittest person taking part; the event is as much about fun as it is about being able to complete the 5KM.

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He added “ It’s a great feeling to get your adrenaline pumping – who doesn’t love being chased by zombies? I’m really excited about this event, and it’s been a lot of fun to put together. We have even more zombies this year, and we have added a few new surprise elements to the course too – it’s going to be bigger and better than last year!”

The event takes place over the bank holiday weekend, Sunday 25th October, at Malahide Castle from 12:00. It is open to people of all fitness levels, and anyone over the age of 16 – the event aims to bring awareness to the Irish Heart Foundation while raising important funding and offering the public a fun way to get active.

Tickets are on sale now and available to buy from Eventbrite: https://runforyourlives2015.eventbrite.ie 

 

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