The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of February has been awarded to Patricia Kelly McGarry from Lough Key parkrun, Co. Roscommon.
The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers.
Patricia is a core member of the Lough Key parkrun team and has been described as a valued and treasured Event Director. Patricia was instrumental in setting up the Lough Key parkrun back in May 2016 and since then has played a key role in driving the growth of the event. Fun initiatives such as pacers week, run in reverse and parkrun tourism have all helped to encourage more people to attend on a weekly basis.
Nominate a participant or volunteer for the March parkrun hero award at www.vhi.ie/running. Winners will receive a €250 One4All voucher and plaque courtesy of Vhi.
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