Rathfriland will host its first ever 10k/5k fun run and walk on Saturday September 28 in aid of local charity PIPS.
This very worthy charity is being supported by the Rathfriland Regeneration Group as well as a number of local volunteers - and already there has been a fantastic response to the event.
Fresh from his magnificent success at the World Police and Fire Games, Rathfriland’s own gold medal winner Don Travers has thrown his weight behind the event.
He said, “I am delighted to help promote this 10k and really pleased to see such an event take place in my home town. It goes without saying that Rathfriland is best known for its hills, but I’ve looked at the course and its not too severe given the geography of the place.
“PIPS is a very hard working charity and I hope as many people as possible come out and support this event.”
Rathfriland Regeneration Chairman Pat Rafferty added, “Tragically Rathfriland has had its fair share of tragedies and I know that PIPS support has been invaluable to many local families. We just want to do something to help the organisation.”
The event kicks off at 4.45pm in the Square with a memorial balloon launch before the run gets underway at 5pm sharp.
10k entrants must be minimum 16 years of age, no exceptions and the 10k route is restricted to runners only. Anyone walking will complete the shorter 5k route - but children are encouraged to take part in the fun run.
The cost of entering is £10 per 10k runner, and £5 for fun run/walkers. You can register anytime at Square 15 coffee shop Church Square, Rathfriland, or alternatively a registration night will be held on Thursday September 19 at 7pm in Square 15. Entries can also be made by contacting Pat on 07858300897, Joe on 07860425379 or Rosie on 07933125535.