The Run Of The Country October 2016

Saturday 1st October saw thirty noble motorcycle riders don their leathers and take to the open road to raise funds for Malta Services. This very successful event was building on the achievements of the last six years Run of the Country’s Annual Motor Bike Charity Run. To date the Run has raised over €65,000 for local charities.

After a hearty breakfast, the bikers were all revved up and ready to go. They were waived off by Supporters at Malta Services, cruising down Duke Street, as they undertook the first leg of their mystery tour.

The route this year took the motorcycle riders through all the scenic back roads as far south as Carrick-On-Suir and ending up in Portlaoise, 350km of twisty roads through beautiful Irish countryside.  Graiguenamanagh to Inistioge was a particular highlight.  A fun poker run format was used, where playing cards were distributed at checkpoints during the run with prizes for the winning hands.

Malta Services Drogheda, support over 100 adults to live a life of their choosing by providing education and training, information and advice and practical assistance to support them to achieve their goals.

Funds raised from this event will go towards assisting people to work towards and achieve specific personal goals.


Sincere thanks to all the event sponsors including: Height for Hire, Kennedy Motorcycles, Tuites Butchers, Marks and Spencers, Newbridge Silver, Boyne Valley Foods and Glanbia.

Some comments from our sponsors.

“There was a lovely buzz around Fair Street on the day and the members just loved the bikes and the bikers.”  said Claire Byrne, Service Director Malta Services Drogheda

Michael McCormick the organiser said “This is a great event to be involved in. The riders love to see where their fundraising money is going and get great satisfaction from meeting everyone in Malta Services.”

Height for Hire owner Harry McArdle said “These guys do great work fundraising for Malta Services Drogheda and I am very pleased to part of the event”.
“Great, I love being associated with this local charity motorcycle run.  It ticks all the boxes with moneys raised staying local and going directly to achieving people’s personal goals.   A great days riding motorcycles”  Says sponsor Jimmy Kennedy of Kennedy Motorcycles.


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