All systems go for Lurgan Park Fun Run for Southern Area Hospice

All systems go for Lurgan Park Fun Run for Southern Area Hospice
Eugene Creaney


Eugene Creaney


The annual Lurgan Park Fun Run for the Southern Area Hospice Services returns on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 11am.

The event, which was first established in 2013, has raised over £50,000 for the Hospice and attracts over 700 participants.

David Wilson, a teacher in St. Ronan’s College and joint organiser, said, "We are delighted to be back after last year’s event was cancelled due to Covid-19.

"The Fun Run always gets great support from experienced runners, beginners and walkers.  Local businesses and sports teams also take part.

"We are very happy to say that all costs and supplies are covered by sponsors, which means 100% of runner donations goes to the hospice.  This year’s entry fee is £15 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s (plus online booking fee).  Each participant gets a running number, bespoke medal, hat and goody bag. Sponsor cards are also available from the Hospice."

Tony McKeown, joint organiser, commented: “We are grateful that McKeever Sports are supporting us once again.  They have been involved since 2014 and have shown great commitment.

"To put an event on like this it is very much a team effort.  We have been working with Deirdre Breen and Hospice volunteers again to make sure the run is a success."

Padraic McKeever from McKeever Sports said, "We are delighted to be once again sponsoring the Lurgan Park Fun Run. It is a pleasure to get involved in a great cause, and we look forward to the event every year." 

Southern Area Hospice provides their service across the entire Southern Health Board area, including Lurgan, Newry & Mourne, Craigavon, Banbridge, Portadown, Armagh and Dungannon. With an annual fundraising target of over £3 million, SAHS need to raise over £250 every single hour to help people affected by terminal illness in the Southern Board area.

To register for the Lurgan Park fun run, please visit and search Lurgan Park.  For any further information, please contact via our Facebook page.

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