The organisers of Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k Walk/Run say they are expecting a large turnout out for the Stranorlar-based event which has a start time of 11 am.
The RunDonegal Women’s 5K has established itself as one of the biggest races in the north west and attracted a field of almost 800 last year.
From left, Amy Carr, Elle Hegarty, Anna Hegarty, Ann Hegarty, Ann Marie Kelly and Lucy J McGinley getting kitted out with their race t-shirt and Celtic Water in the Slieve League Lodge in Carrick ahead of Sunday’s RunDonegal 5k.
The proceeds from this weekend’s run and walk will again go to the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
“RunDonegal Women’s 5K has certainly got progressively bigger over the years and we are encouraging women of all ages to come along on Sunday, get registered and get walking or running,” Grace commented.
“We are hoping the Sunday will see women get back into some regularly walking and running. This will be the third year the the proceeds will go to the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and of course, we are also hoping to raise awareness of ovarian cancer through the event,” she added.
A registration night will be held in the Slieve League Lodge in Carrick this Thursday between 7 pm and 9 pm, while entries are also being taking at the Finn Valley Sports Centre which will host Sunday’s event.
“We are also asking those taking part to register online through Eventbrite,” she said.
“Celtic Water, through Martin McHugh, are kindly donating the bottles of water for the participants at the finish, while the high quality t-shirts have been sponsored by the Kelly Group in London. There’s always a great buzz about on race day and hopefully the weather will be favourable to us.
“It’s important to note that every single cent of the €10 entry will go directly to the Brid Car Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.”