The Bay Run is a true community event, supporting many local charities based around Bantry and West Cork.
The annual Bay Run takes in some spectacular views from its routes, the Scenic 10k and the Half Marathon. Taking place between Glengarriff and Bantry again in May 2018, the race is a most enjoyable day out for serious athletes as well as Sunday joggers!
Bay Run Charity Partner
As a charity partner of the Bay Run in 2016 and in 2017, Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Bantry benefited by receiving free entry for twenty participants.
Pictured here are race organisers and Maritime Hotel staff Jason O'Sullivan, Elaine Dempsey and Fionnbar Walsh with Cork ARC volunteer, Lorraine Geaney, celebrating that over €3,000 was raised for Cork ARC in the 2017 Bay Run, through our charity partnership and from the generous donations given to the twenty five participants who ran or walked the race in aid of Cork ARC.
What we do
At our West Cork centre we welcome cancer patients and their families to our drop in centre, without an appointment, to talk in confidence with a trained volunteer listener, free of charge. We also offer therapeutic massage, reflexology and counselling as well as a drop-in guided ‘Hour of Calm’ each Tuesday from 11.00am.
Our service is open every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm, and is delivered by an Oncology nurse and a team of volunteer listeners, counsellors and therapists. Our Information and Education programme covers topics such as Diet in Cancer and Bereavement Support. Throughout the year, we also offer group programmes such as Mindfulness, Pilates for Men and Yoga. All of our services are free of charge.
Charity Partner for 2018
Cork ARC are delighted to continue our charity partnership with the Bay Run, which enables us to offer the first twenty people to register for Cork ARC, free entry for the race. It is essential that community events such as the Bay Run continue to prosper, as they create so much goodwill and vital funds in support of our work.
We would be delighted with your support again in 2018. For your Cork ARC sponsorship card and t-shirt / running vest, please call our Fundraising Office on 021 427 5050, or fill out our registration form below.