Tony Byrne Family Fundraising Duathlon

Tony Byrne Duathlon for Motor Neurone Disease Association NI
Sunday 20th March 12-2pm

We are really excited to launch this family event on behalf of Tony Byrne in aid of Motor Neurone Disease.


Tony Byrne MBE is known to thousands of people across the world as a teacher, coach, mentor and friend. As the founder of Salto Gymnastics Centre in Dunmurry (est.1985), the first full-time gymnastics facility in Ireland and coach to 7 successive NI Commonwealth Games teams (1982-2006) he has been instrumental in the development of the sport and the establishment of the first purpose-built gymnastics Centre of Excellence in Ireland, in Lisburn (2005).
At the end of 2021 Tony was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a progressive neurological disorder that destroys motor neurones that control muscle activity. Despite the devastating diagnosis, Tony maintains his generous spirit and is keen to raise awareness of MND, as well as funds to support people living with the condition in NI and contribute to research to treat and ultimately prevent the disease.
The family event detailed reflects some of Tony’s passions, as a keen cyclist and runner he has spent many enjoyable hours in Wallace Park. The event is supported by Dame Mary Peters, president of Salto Gymnastics Club and hopes to attract approximately 200 people.

Event breakdown

• Family Duathlon – Run, Bike, Run event at Wallace Park on Sunday 20th March from 12-2pm.
• Ideal for young family’s enabling them to try out a new family event.
• All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied on the bike route by an adult.
• Distances not timed or measured and the event is roughly a 1k run, 3km cycle and 1km run.
• £5 entry fee and all participants will receive a commemorative medal and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
• Registration is now open and can be accessed using the link below:

Closing date is Monday 14th March 2022

Thank you in advance for your kind support and we hope to see many of you at this exciting event.

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