Ransboro Road Race is for Elaine O’Halloran Fund
THE annual Ransboro Road Race, now in its 9th year has raised vital funds every year for local charities.
This year all monies raised will go to the Elaine O’Halloran Rehabilitation Support Fund.
Elaine, 24, from Strandhill was involved in a fatal car crash in Florida where she was working as a groom and the crash claimed the lives of two of her friends.
The Ransboro Road Race is starting and finishing at Ransboro Church. The 5k and 10k routes see athletes take in the beautiful views of Knocknarea and Ballisodare Bay as they wind their way through country backroads.
Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome and can register through the Ransboro 10k website or www.coretiming.com
Individual registration is €15 for 5k and also the 10k for the 10k and walkers registration on the day is €10 all of which is going to the Friends of Elaine O’Halloran Rehab Support.
On Saturday November 25th 2017, Elaine was a passenger and sole survivor of a fatal car accident in Wellington, Florida.
Elaine, 24, from Strandhill was living in Wellington, Florida as an Equestrian Groom taking care of top level showjumpers. She was taken immediately to St. Mary’s Medical Trauma Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Since that night she has had reconstructive spinal surgery which was successful, but currently has paralysis from the waist down. Only time will tell if this is a permanent condition.
Elaine will need to undergo extensive rehabilitation therapy for the foreseeable future.
Due to her diagnosis, she will have to remain in the USA to receive this treatment.
Elaine did not have medical insurance to cover this catastrophic event.
All money raised will go solely to Elaine’s rehabilitation expenses.
This will help Elaine to focus solely on her recovery and access the treatment she so desperately needs.