On Saturday 15th October 163 parkrun participants and 22 volunteers turned out at Castletown House Celbridge to ‘turn parkrun pink’.  Even the heaviest of downpours couldn’t dampen the positive spirits of those involved in the Breast Cancer Awareness pink parkrun.

The event got off to a great start at 9.30am Saturday morning. Participants made their way around the 5km route with the first person,

Castletown House and Parklands was flooded with a sea of pink t-shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Anne Mynes, Breast Cancer Ireland was on hand to give out information on the day. Along with Laura Kelly Kildare County Council Healthy Ireland Coordinator and the HSE Health, and Wellbeing team, Dublin South, Kildare, West Wicklow who were also promoting the importance of Breast Check.

Many people had travelled to Castletown parkrun in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness event. Parkrun tourists arrived from Cloughjordan, Trim, Dublin, Rathangan and Clane. Of those who took part on the day 38 were new or unknown to parkrun and Kate McCarthy was the lucky recipient of the Garmin Watch which was kindly sponsored by the HSE.

Joan Ryan from Castletown parkrun said, ‘the atmosphere was pink-tastic’. A great morning, a family friendly event, even some pets participated. Kildare has three parkrun events every Saturday morning at 9.30am in Celbridge, Kilcock and Naas.

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