Honda Supports Wings for Life World Run

6 May 2014

 

 

Kerry native Emer Furlong became the lucky winner of a brand new Honda Jazz Si after her entry was picked from the Car Draw as part of the recent Wings for Life World Run. The race took place in Killarney on the May Bank Holiday weekend, and proud vehicle sponsors Honda provided a sporty Honda Jazz Si in a prize draw open to all entrants and athletes.

A unique global race event, the Wings for Life World Run took place in aid of spinal cord injury research. Ultra marathon athletes joined a host of Irish stars and over 600 Irish runners in a race which featured no finish line, instead all runners were pursued by a moving finish line, a Honda CR-V Catcher Car. The Irish race was part of a truly global event attracting over 35,000 people in 32 countries across 13 time zones and all four seasons, all running at exactly the same time.

Proud car winner Emer Furlong of Killarney commented, ‘I couldn’t believe it when I received the call telling me I’d won the car, I never expected that my name would be picked in the draw. The Wings for Life World Run was a great event for a great cause and I was delighted to have run over 15k in the race, but to win a brand new Honda on the day as well was just fantastic!’

Emmet Kavanagh, Marketing Manager at Universal Honda Ltd., commented, ‘Honda were very proud to partner with the Wings for Life World Run in Ireland, and it was pleasure to hand over the keys to a new Honda Jazz to Emer as the winner of the prize draw. Honda would like to thank all of those who participated on the day and we wish Emer the best of luck in her new Jazz.’

Globally, the run raised over €3m for spinal cord injury research, as 100% of all entry fees for the World Run go directly towards funding cutting edge spinal cord injury research and clinical studies through the work of the Wings For Life Foundation.

The Honda Jazz is available from €16,595 in a choice of highly-equipped trim levels, including the sporty new Jazz Si. The Jazz was recently named the Most Reliable Car in the 2014 Driver Power Survey, the latest in a long list of awards for customer satisfaction and reliability which make Honda Jazz drivers among the happiest drivers on Irish roads. To discover more about the Honda Jazz, click here

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