Waterford private hospital to sponsor Kilkenny's Medieval Mile Run

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Waterford private hospital to sponsor Kilkenny's Medieval Mile Run

Waterford private hospital to sponsor Kilkenny's Medieval Mile Run

UPMC Whitfield, the largest private hospital in the South East, is proud to sponsor this year’s Medieval Mile Run at Yulefest Kilkenny, taking place on December 7 at 7.30pm, starting at St Francis Bridge, Kilkenny.

This year’s event will see runners, joggers, walkers and hand cyclists of all ages take to the streets to run the Medieval Mile under Kilkenny’s magical Christmas lights, with all funds raised going to Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre Kilkenny.

In advance of the big night itself, Yulefest Kilkenny and UPMC Whitfield, together with the Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership, are encouraging as many children as possible to take part.

David Beirne, CEO at UPMC Whitfield says: “Yulefest Kilkenny is a one-of-a-kind event, and the Medieval Mile is a great way to kick off the Christmas season, so we’re encouraging as many people as possible to join us for what promises to be a really magical evening for the whole family."

“We’re committed to keeping families in the South East healthy and promoting an active lifestyle, and participants will also be raising money for an excellent cause in the Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre. We know first-hand how important their work is and are proud to be able to support them and this fantastic event.”

The run will begin at St Francis Bridge and move on to Dean Street, with a sharp turn at St Canice’s Church taking runners back down Dean Street and on to Irishtown, Parliament Street and High Street, before finishing under the lights at Kilkenny Castle. Participants will be met at the finish line with refreshments, entertainment and the all-important finisher’s medal for children.

All participants must be registered to take place. The registration cost is €10 and FREE for children, with participants receiving a timing chip and specially designed event t-shirt.

Registration will not be available so for more information and to register and take your place on the starting line please see: www.yulefestkilkenny.ie/events/medieval-mile-run/ 

UPMC Whitfield is home to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, and has over 50 expert consultants working across a range of specialities including radiotherapy; cardiology; orthopaedics; ophthalmology; oncology/haematology; radiology; ear, nose and throat; gynaecology; urology and general surgery. These are supported by a wider team of 180 dedicated medical, nursing and administration staff to ensure the 70-bed hospital offers patients the right care, in the right way, at the right time – in a first-class facility that is close to home.

The UPMC Whitfield campus is operated by UPMC, the international not-for-profit healthcare company that is transforming the way health care is provided. Already trusted by millions of patients across the world, the company operates more than 40 hospitals, as well as 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and is now delivering this global expertise to those living in the South East of Ireland.