The late John Wall
The second annual John Wall Memorial "Rural Run" will take place from Castlemitchell GFC this Saturday, August 3 at 12 noon.
The late John Wall was a son of former Labour TD Jack and brother to local Cllr Mark Wall.
The former member of Castlemitchell GAA Club passed away in October 2017 following a short illness, and John’s family and friends have organised the Memorial Run in his memory.
Speaking to KildareNow, Cllr Mark Wall said: “This year the proceeds of the run will go toward the Irish Cancer Society. Last year we had a great turn-out and we raised €14,500. We’ll be happy to raise whatever we can and we’re hoping for a good turn-out again this weekend as we honour John’s memory.”
Last year over 700 people took part in the Memorial Run and raised a total of €14,500 for St Brigid’s Hospice and home care services, where John received treatment.
This year the admission for the Memorial Run for Adults is €10 while Children are €5.
All profits from the run will go to Irish Cancer Society, and registration takes place on the morning of the run.