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THE annual Fitzers 5K Fun Run and Walk – Sat Feb 24th

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THE annual Fitzers 5K Fun Run and Walk takes place once more on Saturday February 24. This is the seventh renewal of the event that was inaugurated by Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick as a means of helping local organisations providing vital services.

The beneficiaries this year will be Maria Goretti Children’s Respite and RehabCare Adult Services, Dundalk to support Art, Drama and Music programmes that they provide.

The Maria Goretti Children’s Respite provides residential respite to 80 families who have children with Autism, Learning Disability or a Physical Disability between the ages of 6-18. The RehabCare Resource Centres in Dundalk provide a day service to adults with Autism, Learning Disability or a Physical Disability. Money raised in this year’s Fitzer 5k will be used to fund Music Therapy sessions in the Maria Goretti Children’s Respite, a Food Garden in the new Resource Centre Hub and an Encore Productions Drama Project.

The entry fee is €15 per adult, with a special rate for families, covering two adults and two children of €30. It is open to enter online at or call into the Deputy’s office at 2, Court House Square, Dundalk. Alternatively entrants can also register on the day.

Pre registered participants can collect their t-shirt and number (which includes time chip) the day before on Friday 23rd from 6- 8pm at the Ramparts entrance to the Marshes. It is a timed event.