SSE Renewables, Northern Ireland’s leading renewable energy developer, has been unveiled as the official sponsor of this year’s Eskra 10k Rudolph Run.
Now in its fourth year, the Rudolph Run helps raise funds for a number of charities and community groups including St Patrick’s Primary School and Eskra Community Association. Event organiser, Knockmany Running Club, has raised approximately £23,000 for local charities over the last three years through events like this. The Philippines Disaster Fund has been added to the list of beneficiaries this year.
Race organisers have confirmed that this year’s event will be held on Saturday 7 December starting at 12 noon from Eskra Community Centre. Following on from the success of previous years, the number of Pacers will be increased to five, additional categories will be added to the 5k race and, for the first time, a team event with excellent cash prizes has been included.
Unveiling SSE Renewables as the official race sponsor, Gerry McCaffrey, Eskra Community Association Chairman, said:
“We’re pleased to announce SSE Renewables as the main sponsor for this year’s event. SSE has continued to show commitment to the community through its funding, and it’s great to have them on board. Their support, along with that of our local businesses, means that we can continue to improve the race and offer participants an even better experience. There are very few local races at this time of year so this is a great opportunity for runners to get some competitive action before Christmas. We’re hoping to have a record number of runners and walkers for this year’s event, and we’re proud to be raising money for so many fantastic causes. I’ll be calling on the whole community to get behind the Rudolph Run, and let’s hope the weather holds up for the runners!”
Kerry Muldoon, SSE Renewables Development Manager, commented:
“The Rudolph Run is a fantastic event and something we’re delighted to be a part of. Hundreds of runners and strollers will take part for good causes, and who better than a renewable energy provider to power the participants over the finish line on the day! At SSE, we’re proud to support the communities closest to our wind farms, both through these kinds of events and the Airtricity Community Fund, which raises vital funding for local initiatives across Northern Ireland.”
For further information on the Eskra Rudolph Run go to www.eskra.org , www.athleticsni.org or Knockmany Runners Facebook page, and to learn more about SSE’s community funding visitwww.sse.com/Ireland .