***PLEASE NOTE: Registration is now closed. If you have already registered for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and would like to fundraise for the NRH Foundation please contact: fundraising@NRH.ie ***
This is the 38th year of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, which is a run through the historic Georgian streets of Dublin, Ireland’s largest and capital city. The Dublin Marathon 2017 will be taking place on Sunday October 29th 2017.
The Dublin Marathon 2017 course is largely flat and is a single lap, starting and finishing close to the City Centre. Conditions for marathon running are ideal.
Last year entries for the marathon closed much earlier than anticipated, in early August, due to high demand for places. For more information, training tips and to enter online for the Dublin Marathon 2017 visit the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon website.
If you are taking part in the Dublin Marathon 2017 and would like to raise funds for the NRH Foundation, all you have to do is email Fundraising@NRH.ie your official SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon registration number, name, postal address, email and mobile number, and we will send you your authorisation letter and sponsorship cards to fundraise for the NRH Foundation. Don’t forget to send us your t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL) for your NRH Foundation Technical T-shirt to wear on the day.
Why support the NRH Foundation?
The NRH Foundation is a registered charity (CHY6750/ CRA 20013196) focused on raising funds towards specialist projects, equipment and research that will help make a direct difference to the lives of the children and adults in the NRH (National Rehabilitation Hospital), now and in the future.
Who are the NRH?
As the only service of its type in the country, the NRH are a fully publicly funded hospital (with no private beds), providing high quality care and treatment to patients on the basis of clinical need.
What does the NRH do?
The NRH (National Rehabilitation Hospital) is the only Hospital in Ireland providing complex medical specialist rehabilitation services for the national population. They provide a comprehensive range of specialist rehabilitation services to children and adults who, as a result of an accident, illness or injury, require rehabilitation services in the following areas of specialty:
- Paediatric Family Centred Rehabilitation
- The Brain Injury Programme (including Stroke)
- The Spinal Injury Programme
- Prosthetic, Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR)
How do we help?
Rehabilitation is a lifelong investment in people; it is an educational process of active change by which a person learns the knowledge and skills needed to enable them to participate meaningfully in family and community life. Our focus is to support the NRH to provide treatment programmes dedicated to achieving the highest, safest level of independence possible for each person following their injury or illness. The NRH strives to minimise the impact of a person’s disability and optimise their potential, while also helping their families too.
For many of the children and adults in the NRH, their journey with them is often at a pivotal point in their lives. Upon arrival to the NRH, many patients will have experienced a very traumatic and often life-changing event. Through rehabilitation they often identify the new path that they will now follow in life’s journey.