Listen: 2019 North West 10k officially launched and charities revealed


The 2019 North West 10k was officially launched last night.

The 2019 version, the 23rd running of a race first held in 1997, will take place on Sunday, May 5, at 2pm.

Over the years, some 33 charities have benefited from €775,000 raised from the North West 10k and this year organisers are aiming for 1,500-2,000 participants.

“We started in 1997 and it’s going from strength-to-strength,” said North West 10k Chairperson Neil Martin.

“We had numbers up at almost 2,000 but last year we were down to 1,550. It’s an impressive number for a Sunday afternoon.”

Other speakers at the launch night included Karen McGlinchey from Little Angels, Mary Coyle from Donegal Cancer Flights & Services and Stephen Lafferty from the Donegal branch of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland – the three charities who will benefit from this year’s race.

Listen to the full interview below …


Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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