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Belgooly 4 Mile Stepens Day 2020 Cancelled

Belgooly 4 Mile 2020 Cancelled

St Stephen's Day, Saturday December 26th 2020

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Regretably, another event has fallen to Covid-19, with the cancellation of the ever-popular Belgooly AC's Dick Copithorne Memorial 4 Mile on St. Stephen's Day


Statement from Belgooly AC

Belgooly AC 4 mile road race St Stephen's Day 2020

It is with regret that the board of Belgooly AC have had to cancel our annual 4 mile road race on St Stephen's Day, due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. This has been a popular and well supported event on the Cork Christmas sports calendar for a long number of years and it is disappointing that it has had to join the long list of cancelled events this year.

Along with  being the club's only road race it has also been a significant funding stream for our charity partners. The Bowel Cancer Unit in the CUH. As many charities have seen a major cut to their funding this year the club has taken the decision to make a €500 donation from club funds to the  Bowel Cancer Unit in the CUH.

The club will not be holding a virtual race but we would like to encourage our regular supporters to go for a run/jog/walk on St Stephen's Day to keep up the tradition and, if they can do so, to make a donation directly to the Bowel Cancer Unit in the CUH, in recognition of the fantastic work they do for all those people who require their services.

The club would like to take this opportunity to wish all current and past supporters of our race a very happy, peaceful and safe Christmas, and we all look forward to a brighter and covid free 2021


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