Ray D’Arcy wants his Radio 1 listeners to get running

Ray D’Arcy is taking his RTÉ Radio 1 show on the road this June with a new campaign, ‘Run with Ray’.

Over five days from June 10th, Ray will be broadcasting from Ballincollig in Cork, Limerick City, New Ross in Wexford, Kilcock, Co. Kildare and St. Anne’s Park in Dublin from 3pm to 4.30pm, Ray D’Arcy will then unplug and join the starting line with enthused runners in each community as they sign up to ‘Run with Ray’.

Over the next six weeks on The Ray D’Arcy Show, Ray will be joined by runners and non-runners as they prepare to run 5K with Ray. With the support and encouragement from friends of the show, Ray will be encouraging listeners to follow the plan that they will share on air and online.

In the lead up to the week of June 10th, inspired listeners will be invited to share their Couch to 5K stories on air. Running coach Mary Jennings will also share how you can go from the Couch to 5K, giving running advice and tips.

Ray will also host a special weekly running podcast. Ray D’Arcy says: “It’s great to be taking to the road with “Run with Ray”. It’s a brilliant opportunity to meet listeners and to help people to get out and get active.

“Hopefully our 5k runs will be the impetus for people to do what they’ve threatened to do for years… it’s something to aim for and it promises to be a bit of fun. We are delighted to be teaming up with the local sports partnerships and we appreciate the assistance of the Parkrun volunteers. On your marks, get set…!”

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