Olivia Cotter from Doneraile, Co Cork plans to run the Dublin Marathon on October 30th in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance. She has first-hand experience of the service, her son was airlifted to Cork University Hospital after falling under a moving tractor in July 2020.
Olivia describes what happened, “TJ was 16 at the time and was helping out with the hay at home. He went to climb on the tractor like he had done thousands of times before but missed his footing and went under it. We rang the emergency services straight away and they tasked the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The helicopter was here in seven minutes. TJ was bleeding from his ear so we were afraid that he had suffered a head injury. Thankfully, he had a lucky escape and was allowed home the next day. I know it could have easily been much worse and I’m so thankful that the Air Ambulance was there.”
Olivia is encouraging people to consider running this year’s marathon for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. She added, “I never believed I had it in me to do a marathon but this October’s event will be my fourth. I’m not built for speed but a finish is a finish and I’ll be getting the same medal as the top runners. I’m delighted to be running in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance.”
How to Participate
Register here to be part of Irish Community Air Ambulance Marathon Crew at this year’s IRISH LIFE Dublin Marathon. If you already have your race entry through the Dublin Marathon, just add that detail in. We will send you your fundraising pack and performance t-shirt.
If you have not secured a place through IRISH LIFE Dublin Marathon you can register your interest for a charity place, complete the registration form here.
How to fundraise
Once registered your fundraising can begin. If you are availing of our charity place, we are asking that you raise a minimum of €1500. You will receive a tech/performance branded top and fundraising pack from Irish Community Air Ambulance.
Get started by setting up your online fundraising page on our IRISH LIFE Dublin Marathon Crew 2022 campaign page HERE.
For more information, email Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org