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Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run Saturday 15th September 2018 s

The DF Run team are delighted to announce that the hugely popular Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run will take place this year on the runway at Waterford Airport. The 5k run will be held on Saturday September 15th. This truly unique event, if last year is anything to go by, will be a wonderful event to be part of. There was an amazing buzz around the finish line and a great sense of community coming together.  

dfrun present 18k to two charities 2017 runThe Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run at Waterford Airport on Saturday 16th September 2017 was a huge success and showed great community spirit and teamwork. The sell-out event, with 1,000 runners registered, was a really emotional event for many who took part and was a great tribute not only to Dara and the crew of Rescue 116 but all the emergency services.


Finishers medal for The Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial RunThe Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run has released details of their run finisher’s medal. The medal depicts a Sikorsky S92 Helicopter flying over the sea on a rescue mission. In the background are the numbers “116”, together with four flying doves honouring the lost Rescue 116 crew members, Captain Dara Fitzpatrick , Captain Mark Duffy, Winch Operator Paul Ormsby and Winchman Ciarán Smith.


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Keva Jenkins

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Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run

5K Run

I have run a lot of races and never experienced anything quite like today.. it was so moving and incredible to see such solidarity and respect from all the members of the rescue and emergency services... the venue, the organisation, the guard of honour from a team of hero's, a top class medal, fantastic atmosphere, a very detailed and easy to understand email with all FAQ... hard to believe this was a first time run as it was so well organised... organisers be proud of yourselves this was a hugely successful event, it would be great if you made this an annual event... thank you

Date published: 16/09/2017

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