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Get ready to race with Michele for FIT Series

Model and FIT fanatic Michele McGrath will trade in her high heels for more run-friendly footwear over the next few weeks in anticipation of her new role as ambassador for the first race of the FIT Magazine City Series.

Nearly 1,000 runners have already signed up to run in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, March 9, at 10am.

With just weeks to go before the second annual Irish Independent and FIT Magazine City Series, people around the country have been battling the weather to train.

This year's official City Series run ambassadors Martin Kelly and Michele were busy in Phoenix Park this week preparing themselves for their 10km challenge, but for those first-timers, there is also a 5km route in the series.

The first three 10km finishers will take home cash prizes and all runners will have their names printed in the Irish Independent.

The City Series will be returning to Cork on July 13 at the Marina.

To sign up go to www.fitmagazine.ie /events.