Some of the biggest names in Irish football are expected to me among a massive crowd tipped to participate in the Mark Farren 5K run taking place in Killea this Saturday morning.
The event is being held to help raise funds for the former Derry City star who is currently undergoing treatment as he battles a brain illness for the second time after being initially diagnosed with having a benign brain tumour in 2008.
The former Brandywell favourite, now on the books of Irish League Premiership club Glenavon, was forced to initially retire from the game in 2010 in the aftermath of the surgery.
However, he heroically returned to the game in 2011 and became the all-time leading goal scorer in Derry City’s illustrious history overtaking club legend Liam Coyle in the process.
However during a routine six-monthly brain scan an irregularity was discovered and now Farren has to undergo preventative radiotherapy following exploratory surgery.
Past and present players from Derry City, Finn Harps and Glenavon are expected to attend the event.
Representatives from the PFAI are also expected to attend.
Registration for the event starts at 9.00am at the Killea clubhouse and the run starts at 10.30am.Tags: