Fundraising event to mark birthday of tragic mum of 2 who passed away

Senan Hogan

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Senan Hogan

Fundraising event to mark birthday of tragic mum of 2 who passed away

The family of the late Edel Slicker are hosting an event in memory of Edel - A Day for Edel - in the month of her birthday in September.

All proceeds are going to the Sensational Kids Charity.

A 5K, 10K and Half Marathon will be taking place on Saturday, 7th September at The Rugby Club, The Curragh.

This exciting event is for all the family to enjoy with 3 race distances, the 5k is open to all - runners & walkers.

There is also a 3K buggy push (free).

Brian from Fitness4Life will provide a warmup and continue with fun aerobic sessions for the children throughout the duration of the race.

The event promises not to disappoint with water and fuelling stations and treats along the race route, a DJ, face painting, hot post-race food.

There is a specially designed event T-shirt for the first 300 registered.

Medals will be supplied for all registered participants.

The inaugural Day For Edel last year was a huge success with almost 1,000 people turning out for a buggy push, 5K, 10k and a half marathon.

Edel Slicker was a hugely popular young mum of two who passed away last October.

Edel, who had played for both Athgarvan and Eadestown GAA, was a teacher and an advocate for mental and physical health.

Family and friends turned out in their droves to raise funds for Make A Wish foundation.