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300 Volunteers needed for the ‘Kerryman’ Dingle Marathon

6 Aug

300 volunteers are needed for the Kerryman Dingle Marathon, which is set to take place Saturday September 4th 2010.

An estimated 3,000 runners are expected to line up race morning, and the Dingle marathon organisers are seeking people to sign up for a variety of duties that need to be filled on the day. Last year the inaugural Dingle Marathon received huge support from the community and this year the organisers are hoping to see the locals out in full force again. All volunteers will receive a special Dingle marathon t-shirt and the ‘friendliest volunteer’ will win two nights B&B in the Skelligs Hotel.

“One of the best things about the marathon taking place on a Saturday is that it allows families and friends to have the opportunity to volunteer together” said Tadhg Moriarty, Event Director and volunteer coordinator. There are plenty of opportunities, ensuring that there is truly a volunteering opportunity for everyone.

Volunteers are needed to help with everything from the pre-race setup of the starting and finish lines, registration, and manning water stations to chip removal at the finish line and clean up.

If you are interested in volunteering in this year’s Dingle marathon please call Tadhg on 066 9796898 or email him at tadhg@approved.ie.

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Help Create Smiles for Special Children with the Share A Dream Foundation

19 Jul

The Share A Dream Foundation, the main partner charity to The Kerryman Dingle Marathon 2010, are making an appeal for people to run or walk the full or half marathon on their behalf on the 4th of September. The Foundation move heaven and earth to make dreams come true for terminally ill kids, making the seemingly impossible become possible, and they need your help to continue to do so.

Runners have the choice of participating in the full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) or new to this year, the Ultra marathon (50 miles) with all money you raise going towards the Share A Dream Foundation.

Help create some magic for special children in Ireland by running the Dingle marathon to raise money for the Share A Dream Foundation. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!

To show your support please contact Chris on 061 633 777 or email him at dreams@shareadream.ie.

Kerryman Dingle Marathon

23 Jun

The “Kerryman Dingle Marathon” 2010 has attracted huge overseas interest with 32% of the marathons current entries hailing from countries from as far as New Zealand, Malaysia and the United States. Taking place on the 4th of September, close to 1,000 runners have already registered for the marathon, and by race day this figure is expected to hit over 3,500 participants, bringing in an estimated €1.5 million in extra revenue to the area.

The course will see athletes partake in a unique run passing beautiful scenery, idyllic villages and historical sites, providing a natural lift of spirit for all the runners. This year the “Kerryman Dingle Marathon” is offering its participants the choice of the full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) or new to this year, the Ultra marathon (50 miles). The Ultra marathon will be held as the National 50 mile title and is an International Association of Ultra Runners labelled event. Over half of the runners registered for the Ultra are travelling from the UK, showing the increase in this type of running in our neighbouring country.

According to Race Director Ken Dunne “the marathon taking place on a Saturday rather than a Sunday has been a huge factor in the high numbers of overseas competitors. The feedback we received from runners last year was amazing – they were delighted to be able to participate in all the extra activities and side events that we organised for the entire weekend. This year we’re doing it bigger and better ranging from surprises on the course, to the Denny BBQ and Pasty Party’s with guest speaker Mark Pollock.

Entries for all distances are currently open and runners can register on www.dinglemarathon.ie. All are welcome to run on behalf of a charity of their choice or one of the charities currently involved with the marathon.

Row over Dingle name moves step closer to resolution

11 Mar

The long running dispute over the name of Dingle has moved a step closer to being resolved. Minister for the Environment John Gormley has published draft legislation which will allow the town to be known bilingually as Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis. The row over the naming of Dingle now stems back almost six years.

In 2004 under the Placenames Order of the Official Languages Act Gaeltacht Minister Eamon Ó’Cúiv changed the name of the town to An Daingean. However, two years later, those eligibible to take part in the plebescite voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing the name of the town from An Daingean to Dingle-Daingean Uí Chúis. Now it seems their wishes have come a step closer.

Minister John Gormely has published draft legislation as part of The Local Government Bill 2010. It provides for the Irish version of An Daingean to be Daingean Uí Chúis and for the English version of the name to be Dingle. These versions of the name will supersede the version set out in the 2004 Placenames Order.