SPAR Ireland’s Fitlive programme set for take-off in Cork

November 9, 2017 IN THE CATEGORY: Sport sponsorship

  • Event partners Mick Clohisey, Karl Henry and Derval O’Rourke together with Colin Donnelly of SPAR Ireland

    Download image, Ireland’s fitness hub, is bringing its Running Series to Cork with the Cork Airport Midnight Runway Run. Event partners are calling on those looking for a unique and different running experience to join them as they take to the Cork runway for a 5km midnight run, the second leg of the SPAR Fitlive series.

Taking place at midnight on Friday, 17 November, Cork Airport will close operations for one night only, giving runners the opportunity to take on the flat, fast Cork Airport runway under the stars at night – a once in a lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Speaking about the SPAR Fitlive Running Series, Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director said: “We are delighted to be bringing the second leg of our Run Series to Cork following our launch run in Dublin’s Phoenix Park earlier this year. We had a great response to our free 8-week fitness programme that ran on and with the Irish Independent – giving people exercise tips, nutritional advice, workouts and running plans. Health and wellbeing is a big focus for SPAR so we are very excited to have this opportunity for people in the Cork region to get involved and to put what they learned with the SPAR Fitlive Programme to the test with our 5km Cork Airport Midnight Runway Run.”

Former Olympian and World Champion, Derval O’Rourke said: “The SPAR Fitlive Cork Airport Midnight Runway Run is the perfect run for those who want to improve their fitness levels, attempt to beat a personal best or to simply attempt their first ever 5km run. With such a straight flat route, it lends itself to all levels of runners.”

Those interested in a registering can do so here. Participants will receive a goodie bag with a T-shirt, medal, refreshments, race chip timing and crossing line video.

About SPAR Ireland:

SPAR Ireland was established in 1963 and is operated by leading wholesale and retail company, BWG Foods. With a presence in every county across Ireland, SPAR is one of the country’s largest convenience retail groups. It operates three of the four SPAR formats: SPAR, EUROSPAR and SPAR Express, bringing consumers the most innovative products and instore offerings.