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News / 21 February 2017

The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk on St. Patrick’s Day

The annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday March 17th next and offers a brilliantly enjoyable (and suitably challenging!) alternative for families and friends looking to mark the country’s national day. Aware charity partners Leinster Rugby put their best foot forward yesterday to support the event, along with Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of event sponsor Dublin Port Company, who are providing plenty of fun activities at the ‘Halfway Hooley’. Participants can register online now at aware.ie and all funds raised go to Aware’s nationwide support, education and information services.

Speaking ahead of the launch Luke McGrath, who captained Leinster for last weekend’s winning performance against Edinburgh said, “We are delighted to work with Aware and to help them raise awareness of their Harbour2Harbour Walk in what is the 12th year of the event. As rugby players we realise the important link between exercise and mental health, and this is a brilliant way to get your heart pumping and be part of a great day out, supporting a brilliant cause in the process.”

The Harbour2Harbour Walk takes participants along the spectacularly scenic Dublin Bay and more than 2,000 people are expected to take part. Walkers can choose to walk the 26km/16.2mile route starting in Howth Harbour and walking to Dun Laoghaire Harbour or starting at Dun Laoghaire Harbour and walking to Howth. The walks kick off @ 10.30am on the day.

Dublin Port Company is sponsoring the Dublin event for the third year running and will again provide a fun-filled ‘halfway hooley’ at Berth 18, close to the Thomas Clarke (toll) bridge in the capital. Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port Company said, “The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk showcases the exceptional beauty of Dublin Bay and the Port itself, something which we should all be very proud of. Berth 18 was a very welcome stop-off last year for the event and I think it will be the same this year as people reach the halfway point. We are delighted to help Aware make this a really enjoyable event to be part of and look forward to welcoming people to the Port on the day.”

Online registration for the Harbour2Harbour Walk is now available here. Participants are also encouraged to raise further sponsorship from colleagues, friends and family, with all funds raised going to Aware’s nationwide depression support, education and information services. Aware also provides extensive services throughout Dublin and more information is available on the website. The Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk 2017 is proudly supported by Dublin Port Company and 98FM.

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