Organisers Honour The Four Rescue 116 Crew Members with Run Medal

Finishers medal for The Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run

 

The 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.

The event is a 5k run in aid of two charities, the children's charity Touching Hearts and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association takes place on Saturday 16th September at 10am.

Speaking about the medal one of the event’s organisers Captain Barry O’Connor said, “The doves are a touching tribute to our four colleagues who tragically lost their lives in the service of others on March 14th this year”

Niamh Fitzpatrick said: "This medal is a beautiful memento of what will be an emotional run in memory of Dara. To have a design that captures the helicopter and the four crew members is very special; this is a medal that Dara would be proud of"

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.

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What you said...

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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