Give it a Tri for Arthritis will comprise a 3km walk of the Trinity College Campus, a 3km cycle on spin bikes in the gym and a swim of 3 x 3 lengths of the pool or a 30-minute aqua aerobic class.
According to organiser, Eric Boyle: “This is an opportunity for people with arthritis, their families, friends, colleagues and anyone who ever dreamed of being a triathlete, but reckoned they would never be able to do it. There is no age limit on participating. You can choose to do all three stages or gather a team of three, with each person taking on a stage. Crucially, this is also an opportunity to help raise necessary funds for the charity.”
To book a place on the event register on eventbrite and for any questions phone Eric at 086 8311882. The individual entry fee is €15 and a team of three costs €30. Payment is at the door on the day. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability in Ireland, affecting almost 1 million people, damaging joints, causing severe pain, stiffness, immobility and deformity. About 165,000 (18%) of people with arthritis in Ireland are under 55, while the disease affects more than 1,200 children under 16. Arthritis accounts for one in three GP visits and costs the exchequer more than €700m every year in lost working hours and forced retirements.
Arthritis Ireland is dedicated to working with people with arthritis and having a positive impact on the lives of those with the condition in three key ways: investing in research to find new treatments and a cure; enabling and empowering people to become effective self-managers; and raising understanding of arthritis as a chronic disease and fighting for better healthcare services.
Date and Time: Sun, 11 August 2019, 12:00 – 16:00
Location: Trinity College Sport Centre, Trinity College Dublin (Starting at the Pavilion Bar), Dublin 2
For further information contact: Eric Boyle, Arthritis Ireland Louth branch 086 831 1882