Hundreds to meet challenge

Published 25/09/2013 | 05:28

HUNDREDS of athletes will take to the streets of Ardee this Saturday for the second Ferdia Challenge fun run.

The fundraising event is taking place on September 28 at 11 a.m.

This year the route has slightly altered with registration taking place from 9 a.m. from the front hall in the Ardee Parish Centre, Hale Street.

The start line is located at the Convent Gates and takes the runners via Hale Street along the Link road, up the R33 to the Dundalk Roundabout, through the streets of historical Ardee turning onto Tierney Street via Old Dawsons and eventually completing the 5K routes back at the Parish Centre.

The route is relatively flat and provides a great opportunity for a personal best.

It will be chip timed for an accurate result and results will be available on the Ferdia Arms facebook page from Saturday evening.

This year all funds raised will be divided equally between St. John of God's North East Services and The Special Care Baby Unit, OLOL, Drogheda.

There will be cash prises for Male & Female 1st place, vouchers will be available for 2nd & 3rd in both categories.

'We would like to thank our main sponsors Ultimate Security for their support, also the sponsors of the prizes on the day.

'We also extend our thanks to the Gardai, especially Inspector Paul Kiernan and his team, the Council, the Order of Malta, all the Stewards, the Water Station Staff and especially to each and every one of the participants who will take part on the day, your support is greatly appreciated,' a spokesperson for the organisers stated. A bucket collection will also take place throughout the day.

'We encourage all shoppers, retailers and spectators to come out and support the participants on the day. It should be a wonderful atmosphere in the town,' they added.

Drogheda Independent

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