We have dedicated this area to pay special tribute to the extremely generous people who have made a contribution to CRY. It is because of these amazing people that CRY is able to keep our doors open as we do not receive any government funding. All at CRY would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who has provided us with support.
The Tonabrucky Challenge, now in its third year saw close to 300 runners and walkers taking to the roads of Rahoon on Saturday 8 June. The race which is AAI Certified this year attracted a large running crowd from all across Ireland and as far as America. The hilly course which takes in the entire Tonabrucky and parts of the Rahoon area is notorious with local runners for its mountainous terrain!
Since it's inception, the race has grown with numbers up again on last year. The 6km road race which has raised over 10,000 n the past two years aims to raise money for the Rahoon Newcastle Hurling Club and a nominated charity each year, this year CRY and the CROI Stroke Unit were the two chosen charities.
"This year our aim was 250 runners and we surpassed that with close to 300 running or walking. The field was so varied this year with the first female home in just over 24 minutes, Stephanie Lille who is on holiday from Florida whilst the first male home in just over 20 minutes was Barna native John Greaney. We love the variety of the experienced walker to the seasoned runner as it gives a very welcoming feel to the day. This event brings all the community together and it allows for people to meet up to do the run and then relax at the Clubhouse at the BBQ, it's a great mixer! said race Director Lisa Regan.