Huge crowd ready for OT
Operation Transformation kicked off in the Grand Hotel with 196 of Wicklow's finest signing up.
Once registered and weighed in, the team along with leaders Brian Fanning and Valerie McHugh got their first brisk walk underway.
Just as in 2013, Operation Transformation will feature a weekly weigh in followed by a walk. Saturday also saw a large crowd meet at the Murrough and proceed to walk along the port relief road toward Rathnew.
Last year participants managed to lose the combined weight of a baby elephants so expectations for this year are understandably high.
The event is hosted by the Wicklow and District Chamber with assistance from Bernie Gillespie, Mari Humby and Stella Farrell.
The team leaders for 2014, Valerie McHugh from Wicklow town and Brian Fanning from Ashford, will be assisted by Moe Sheehy and his team at Pure Fitness, Rathnew.
The best way to follow proceedings is to look at the faceboook page www.facebook.com/OperationTransformationWicklowTown.