Anyone who is feeling a little guilty after the Easter indulgences can work off that chocolate by heading towards Killarney this May bank holiday weekend for the first ever Wings For Life World Run event, which will kick off this coming Sunday May 4th at 11am - with all the proceeds in aid of spinal cord research.
What is this exactly, you may ask? Well, it's a race like no other where participants will get the chance to run one of the most scenic routes on our entire island, beginning in Killarney National Park and around the Ring of Kerry. A 'catcher car' will set off 30 minutes after the starter gun and will chase you down at 15km per hour as you, and thousands of other runners in 32 other countries, run for those who suffer from debilitating spinal cord injury.
Any ultra marathon runners out there could well get to 70-80km before being caught by the car but this race isn't solely for those with running experience, as many will do the race just to support the cause or to set some less-challenging goals.
A host of Irish sports stars and celebrities will be on the starting line, including Munster duo Simon Zebo and JJ Hanrahan, Dublin GAA star Bernard Brogan and many more.
100% of the €48 entry fee for the Irish World Run will go directly towards funding state of the art spinal cord injury research. And as if this wasn't enough, every entrant will be placed into a draw for a new Honda Jazz car. So what are you waiting for, head to the sign-up page and get your name on the list!
You can still register by phone on 01-6436406 or sign up at the registration area on Saturday or Sunday morning.