‘Marathon Maggie’ Raises Funds For Baile Mhuire

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2016 Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney (centre, grey top) at the Tralee International Half Marathon. Photo by Domnick Walsh

THE 2016 Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney completed the Tralee International Half Marathon on Saturday, in a time of 2’06” and in the process, she has raised funds and awareness for two charities – Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for the Elderly in Tralee and Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago.

Over the course of her reign, which will end on Tuesday 22nd August, the Rose of Tralee plans to raise money for both charities by taking part in 5k, 10k and longer distance running events on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Anyone who wishes to donate money to support Maggie’s efforts in the Tralee International Half-Marathon and other upcoming running events, can do so at https://www.youcaring.com/roseoftraleeracesforcharity.

The 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival will take place from 16 to 22 August in Kerry and Maggie intends to round off her year of running back in Tralee in the Rose of Tralee International 10k on Sunday 20th August.

2016 Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney at the International Tralee Half Marathon.


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