A brilliant initiative is taking place this Saturday that seeks the help of Ireland's rugby community in supporting the fight against Covid-19.
The Big Rugby Run takes place across Ireland on Saturday and specifically targets Ireland's grassroots rugby community for a fun virtual team relay event in support of the amazing Feed The Heroes campaign.
The campaign, which is the brainchild of PSA Academies Directors Graham Ross & Johne Murphy, is hoping to raise funds for Feed The Heroes as they look to keep Ireland's frontline medical workers fed as they perform the essential work of fighting Covid-19.
#TheBigRugbyRun will involve current or past rugby teams. It's looking for everyone from kids to ex-players to sign up to run or walk a virtual relay over a half marathon (21km) or full marathon (42km) distance. Each team will be set the challenge of raising a minimum of €50 for Feed The Heroes.
There's been a huge outpouring of support from Ireland's rugby community to drive this fundraiser forward. Leinster have a team of ex-pros that features Darragh Fanning and includes Gordon D’Arcy, Malcolm O’Kelly & Shane Jennings, Munster's ex-pro team is captained by Denis Hurley, Denis Fogarty and Cathal Sheridan and includes Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery and more, while Connacht's team is captained by Michael Swift and features John Muldoon, Adrian Flavin and others.
The initiative will respect all social distancing guidelines set out by the HSE. Any underage team that participate will be included in a free-to-enter post-event Grand Prize Draw to win great prizes.
To sign up, visit this link. Your participation will go a long way to helping a truly worthy cause.