Coalisland in County Tyrone was host to “Run for Rónán” on Saturday 28th July 2012. The run was organised by the Molloy family, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of their son and brother Rónán and to raise funds for CRY.
“The event was hailed a huge success by those who attended and ran, local media, and indeed by the family themselves, raising well in excess of £8,000. More than 200 people took part in the 5k fun run/walk, and 106 runners in the competitive 10k run. First female to cross the 10k line was Karen Alexander, and first male was Christopher McPeake.
The family also took advantage of creating a Virgin Money Giving web page, and are particularly grateful to those friends and family who contributed from overseas or those who were unable to make it on the day. Indeed, friends from as far away as Washington DC and Vancouver, Canada were running for Rónán on the same day in memory of their beloved friend. The funds have been designated to both CRY’s Research and Northern Ireland funds. The family are extremely grateful to their committee and the wide circle of family and friends, without whose assistance and support the day would not have been possible. Special thanks are also extended to local traders and sponsors for their generous gifts, donations and sponsorship, all of which added to a final figure well in excess of expectations.”