Runners all across Ireland to take part in Aware virtual Christmas 5K

The annual Aware Christmas 5K will take place virtually from 10 – 12 December.

Runners all across Ireland to take part in Aware virtual Christmas 5K

Aware invites people from all over Ireland to come together to take part in their virtual Christmas 5K. The event promises to bring fun, fast, and festive cheer to all who take part.

It’s one of their most important fundraising events of the year, and is expected to bring people together all over the country this Christmas. The annual Aware Christmas 5K isn’t being put down by COVID-19; it has decided to go virtual to fundraise this year for its wonderful cause.

Going virtual – anywhere, anytime

The annual Aware Christmas 5K will take place virtually from 10 - 12 December.
Credit: Aware.ie

The charity invites people from all over Ireland to walk, jog, run, or hike their favourite route for the Aware Christmas 5K to support these services. Its flexibility means that anyone can go anywhere in the country over the weekend at a time of their choice.

All you have to do is share your efforts on social media using #WeAreAware to show your support. If you wish to don your favourite Christmas jumper or Santa hat, Christmas attire is welcome.

All for a good cause – raising funds and Christmas cheer

Over the last year, 30,000 people have directly benefitted from Aware’s support services.
Photograph by Eamon Ward

Aware is a national organisation that supports mental health. Established in 1985, it provides free support, education, and information for those who are impacted by depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood conditions.

Over the last year, 30,000 people have directly benefitted from Aware’s support services. A further 8,000 people took part in education programmes facilitated by Aware.

The Covid-19 pandemic has fuelled the need for such supports, with Aware expecting sustained high levels of demand during 2022. The Aware Christmas 5K is expected to spread awareness, raise vital funds, and bring festive cheer.

The importance of the Aware Christmas 5K – make a difference

The Aware Christmas 5K is helping to support thousands of people in need.
Credit: Aware.ie

Ambassador David Connor is a health and performance coach. Being passionate about mental health, he encourages those around the country to take part in the Irish charity’s cause.

He said, “It’s a fantastic opportunity get out and breathe in fresh air on an invigorating 5K walk, run, or hike, and to help people who are impacted by depression and bipolar disorder.

“You can be part of something special that will make a real difference to people’s lives this Christmas.”  

How to get involved – register now

Online registration is open here at a cost of €25 per person.
Credit: Aware.ie

Online registration is open here at a cost of €25 per person. Each participant will receive a custom medal that doubles as a Christmas tree decoration and treat from event sponsor Cadbury.

If you are impacted by depression, bipolar disorder or other mood related conditions, you can contact Aware’s free support line 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm on 1800 80 48 48.

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