LETTERKENNY Athletic Club have once again teamed up with We Care LK Food Bank for its annual 5K turkey trot.
This year’s event takes place on Sunday, December 1st at 11.30 am. The well known retail chain, M&S, are the race’s main sponsor.
Kate McCorkell and Christopher McGee from Marks and Spencers, Letterkenny pictured as they present sponsorship to Letterkenny AC, organisers of the 5k Turkey Trot, including from left Pat Mc Kenna, Fintan McGrath, Brendan McDaid, Shaun Mulrenan, Eunan Kelly and Aidan McKenna. Photo Brian McDaid
Looking ahead to next weekend’s turkey trot, organiser, Brendan McDaid is hoping for a good turnout.
“The turkey trot is a race that has been going for many years and we’ve decided to schedule it for the first Sunday in December again this year,” McDaid said.
“All entrants must predict their time when registering and no watches or devices of any kind are allowed. It’s really a test of how well people know their pace and the ten participants who run as close to their predicted time will each win a turkey.
“It’s a fun event, something different and usually attracts good numbers. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and a big number will come out and support the race.
“This is the final race on the Letterkenny AC event schedule for 2019 and we’ve had a great response to all our races this year. So we are appealing to all walkers, joggers and racers to come along and take part..
“We had 180 take part in the Winter Woolie Warmer 5K in Letterkenny on Wednesday night. It would be great to get an entry like that again next Sunday.”
Registrations will be taken at Diver’s Hyundai on Canal Road from 10 o’clock on the morning of the race. Entry fee for the chip-timed race is 8 euro. For more details, contact 086-8113947