Rans­boro Road Race is for Elaine O’Hal­lo­ran Fund

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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.

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