Buggy Brigade Fitness hosted its inaugural 5K Buggy Push on Sunday 12th October at Powerstown Racecourse to help raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at South Tipperary General Hospital.
The Buggy Push was aimed at encouraging parents with young children to get outdoors and enjoy exercising as a family.
Over 260 participants joined in the fun for the 5km walk, power-walk & some even ran around Powerstown Racecourse on a dry but foggy Sunday morning. This looped course was fairly challenging with a mighty hill that didn’t deter families from doing the second lap, such was their enthusiasm. With approx 75 buggies taking park it was a perfect occasion for showing off some buggy pushing skills!
In this unique event you didn’t need a buggy, or a baby to take part, it was suitable for all the family, so the older children were riding their bikes, some jogging & some strolling around the route, it was wonderful to see some grandparents joining in too!
A big thank you to our event partners South Tipperary Sports Partnership & sponsors World of Wonder. We are very grateful to Powertown Racecourse for the use of their facility which proved an ideal location for this family event. We’d also like to sincerely thank the Civil Defence for watching over everyone for the duration of the 5k, it’s always reassuring to know we are in such safe hands. The 5k Buggy Push wouldn’t have been such a success without the help of our volunteers & Niall O’Sullivan from Premier Timing Systems for his help in setting up.