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Rescue 116 Crew Members Honoured with Beautiful Run Medal

Finishers medal for The Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run 2019 w

 

Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run has released details of their run finisher’s medal.  The medal depicts a Sikorsky  S92 Helicopter flying over the runners on the runway. In the background are the numbers “116”. On the back of the medal keeping watch over the runners, are four flying doves honouring the lost Rescue 116 crew members, Captain Dara Fitzpatrick , Captain Mark Duffy, Winch Operator Paul Ormsby and Winchman Ciarán Smith.

The event which is a 5k run in aid of two charities, Waterford Hospice – Home Care Team and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA), takes place on Saturday 14th September at 10am at Waterford AIrport..

Commenting on the medal Niamh Fitzpatrick said “ Each year for the Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run, Ryan from totaltiming.ie produces a medal that captures the essence of what is a very special event. As a family we're often told how proud people are of their DF Run medals and the 2019 design will certainly be a beautiful addition to the collection. It's especially lovely to see the runners represented this year, we love it. So a big thank you from the Fitzpatrick family to all involved in producing such a unique finisher's medal, we're very grateful”.

Speaking about the medal one of the event’s organisers Ray Leahy said, “The doves are a beautiful tribute to the four crew of Rescue 116 who tragically lost their lives in the service of others on March 14th 2017”
This is the third year running this very special event, one that has sold out each year.
Participants can register and find more information at dfrun.ie. The number of participants is limited and is filling up fast, so those interested are advised to register early to avoid disappointment.
If you can’t join us but wish to donate, you can do so at dfrun.ie

The organisers would like to thank Waterford Airport, without whose enthusiastic support the event would not have been possible. We would also like to thank our sponsors Clem Jacob Hire, Cquent.ie, MacTrans., and Musgrave Marketplace, also Irish Coast Guard, Civil Defence and all the emergency services that support the run.

The number of participants is limited and is filling up fast, so those interested are advised to register early to avoid disappointment.  Closing date for early bird registration is 30th August.

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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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