RRT Ireland Supports Mourne Way Marathon Charity Event
Every year hundreds of enthusiastic runners set to the rugged terrain of the Mourne Mountains in the name of charity. The Mourne Way Marathon is Ireland’s biggest off-road running event, raising money for many different charities and causes throughout UK and Ireland.
On Saturday 6th June, Rapid Relief Teams from Warrenpoint, Belfast, and Dublin pulled together to support over 1000 runners at one of Ireland’s premier off-road running events.
The marathon consists of a variety of different events such as; a 52 mile ultra-marathon, half marathon, 10k marathon and many more. At the start of the day runners faced fierce wet and windy weather conditions. This had the effect of making the terrain wet, boggy and slippery even when the sun eventually shone later in the day.
With more than 50 volunteers enthusiastically taking part throughout the day, RRT Ireland were tasked with managing food stations and marshalling the runners in the depths of the Mourne Mountains. Their task involved hydrating exhausted runners with fresh water and sustaining them with light snacks along the course.
The Rapid Relief Team also donated over a thousand bottles of water that were handed out by RRT volunteers to rehydrate the worn-out participants as they crossed the finish line. Further snacks were handed out by the refreshment team in the RRT tent. Volunteers also assisted runners in removing their champion-chip timing tags once their times were posted on the scoreboard.
After the last surge of runners came through, the RRT assisted in clean-up and litter picking throughout the finish line venue at Kilbroney Park.
RRT Ireland Supports Mourne Way Marathon