Sunday 22 September 2019

St. Vincent's to launch annual 5k fundraiser

Time to dust off the running shoes for the annual St. Vincent's walk/run which is set to take place on Sunday 29th September.

Organisers have confirmed the details and prizes from this year's event, which will start at St Vincent's school gym at 12pm.

A host of exciting prizes are once again on offer for the various categories taking part.

The first adult male and female to finish will take home €200, while runners up are set to be awarded a Felda voucher.

Third placed male and female participants will take home a Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford Spa voucher.

In the under 18 student male and female category, the winners are in line for €100, with second and third placed finishers scooping a Marshes voucher and Shop local voucher respectively.

The official launch of the 2019 5k will be held in the school gym on September 4th.

Pre-registration will take place 9-4 on Friday 27th September in St. Vincent's and from 11 on the day in the gym. Entrance is €20 and a limited number of t-shirts will be available to buy for €10. IT Tape have sponsored the latest iPhone for any girl who returns a full sponsorship card before Friday 20th September. This card also gains entry to the race and a t-shirt.

All proceeds will go towards a multipurpose outdoor sports facility.

Training will begin after the new school year gets underway during P.E. classes as well as daily lunchtime walks/runs for each year. Also the school canteen will offer more healthy alternatives to highlight the initiative.

It is a chipped race, walkers welcome and this year there's even a prize for the best dressed dog!

The Argus