16 February 2016

CRY Ireland is CRY’ing out for support for world record attempt at this year’s Mini Marathon. 


Irish charity CRY Ireland (Cardiac Risk in the Young) this week launched their appeal for women to take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 6th of June to raise much-needed funds for their charity.


Broadcaster and CRY Ambassador Jacqui Hurley was joined by her son Luke and top models mother and daughter duo, Ursula Kelly and Hannah Corcoran, to help launch the CRY Mini Marathon 2016 campaign.


CRY is an Irish charity that offers free screening and support to those who have lost loved ones to SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome). Funds raised from this year’s mini marathon will be used by the charity to support families who have lost a relative to SADS and to raise awareness of the conditions that cause it.


To add another fun challenge to the mini marathon this year, CRY will attempt a world record for the most people to finish a marathon while tied together. The ‘Human Caterpillar’ world record attempt will mean that each participant of the CRY mini marathon team will be supported by one another as they are tied together by a light bungee cord – they’ll literally support one another every step of the way.


The current record for completing a race such as this was recorded in the London Marathon in 2010 when 34 people completed the marathon in five hours, 13 minutes and four seconds.


Speaking about the Mini Marathon campaign and its importance to CRY Ireland, CEO Orla Fogarty said “As the mini marathon is the charity’s biggest fundraiser each year it is vital we get as much sign ups as possible. We offer a number of services to families affected by Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) including support, testing and counselling and need the public’s help in order to keep doing this.


Orla continued, “We are really looking forward to this year’s Mini Marathon and the world record attempt as no doubt it will lead to lots of fun and laughter. It also encourages people who may not have done the marathon before to join in and know that they will be supported by their fellow CRY team mates along the way. We really depend heavily on donations to keep the CRYP (The Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons ) open for business, so if you’re looking for a charity to support this year. Please look no further.


For more information or to sign up for the VHI Mini Marathon in aid of CRY please see www.cry.ie or email Lucia Ebbs on lebbs@cry.ie.