**Cork City Council and Cork County Council to sponsor the 6th Annual Cork Rebel Run **
Cork Rebel Run 5k & 10K October 22nd 2017
On Friday last August 11th Cork Sports Partnership announced Cork City Council and Cork County Council as joint sponsors of the Cork Rebel Run 2017. Now in its 6th year the Cork Rebel Run has become a significant event on the Cork running calendar attracting more than 650 participants of all fitness levels. The organising committee of Cork Sports Partnership, Leisureworld Cork and Cork Institute of Technology welcome both Cork City Council and Cork County Council as sponsors and looking forward to having them on board.
The Cork Rebel Run is organised by Cork Sports Partnership as part of their programme of providing opportunities for all to be active & stay active. The inclusion of the 5k route again this year will hopefully encourage more people to get involved. A number of Couch to 5K programmes will also be running across the county in the lead up to the event to support anyone taking up jogging or running for the first time. At a time of the year when it’s hard to get motivated to do some activity the organisers hope to have a great turn out on October 22nd.
Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald “is delighted that Cork City Council is supporting the Rebel Run and encouraging increased levels of physical activity, which may even lead to participating in the Cork City Marathon next June.” Cork Sports Partnership have been supporting the Cork City Marathon for a number of years, and it is hoped through a number of collaborative initiatives such as the Rebel Run, Marathon Youth Challenge and localised programmes for youth in particular that a more accessible pathway for participants of all ages will be created.
“Deputy Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Declan Daly, mentioned how happy the Council is to again be a part of The Cork Rebel Run. “The positive impact physical activity of any kind has on mental health and wellbeing at all ages is hugely significant and it is an area that Cork County Council is concentrating on more and more. Citizen quality of life is very important to us as a local authority and our support of the run is another example of our intension to continuously promote physical activity of any kind”. Cork County Council’s Physical Activity & Wellbeing Officer Anthony Buckley said “that he was thrilled to see the Council again involved in the Rebel Run. Cork Sports Partnership do a fantastic job in organizing the run and we are delighted to support them in whatever way we can. I look forward to seeing a huge crowd on the start line on October 22nd!”
The event is limited to 800 participants for 2017. The event promises to be a great experience, with the course being accurately measured by Jones counter, chip timing for all runners, a scenic rolling course & goody bags including your 2017 Cork Rebel Run T-shirt. The 10K event also has a huge array of prizes up for grabs on the day, and will prove attractive to runners of all levels and abilities. Participant spot prizes will also be given to the 5K participants. The organising partners of Cork Sports Partnership, Leisureworld and CIT with the assistance of the An Garda Síochána and Athletics Ireland hope that friends & family will come along on the day, cheering from the grandstand to support the runners in the final straight.
Online registration is now open and entries cost €15 for the 10k and €10 for the 5K and can be made online at www.rebelrun.ie Postal entries are also available by downloading an entry form from the same website. Closing date for online registrations will be Thursday October 19th. There is an early bird offer currently available until October 1st so make sure you register early!
Regular updates on the route etc. are available also on Facebook and Twitter. Also if you are interested in volunteering for the event Cork Sports Partnership would be delighted to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 4347096