RUNNERS and walkers are being encouraged to take to the roads for the 24th annual North West 10K and raise funds for two local charities.
Entries are still being accepted for the 24th North West 10k which will be held virtually for the first time on Bank Holiday Monday.
Runners and walkers can pick a route of their choice and the cost of admission is €10.
Over the past 23 years, the event has raised around €827,000 for over 30 charities and this year, No Barriers Foundation and Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group have been selected as the beneficiaries.
North West 10k Chairperson Neil Martin is asking all those who have supported the charity event over the past 23 years to enter again and he hopes to see lots more men, women and families becoming part of the run and walk for the first time in aid of two very worthy charities.
Mr Martin said, “For us there is a bit of history in the making as it’s the first time the North West 10k will be held virtually due to the pandemic.
“But, this is also a very big opportunity for people who have supported us over the years and those entering for the first time to be part of that history on Monday.
“It will be 24th North West 10k and next year we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary so runners and walkers who take part in both will be part of two very special 10Ks.
“We are encouraging men, women and families to enter online and support our two charities this year the Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group and the No Barriers Foundation,” said Mr Martin.
Donations from the North West 10K will fund these professional supports, as well as new equipment for the gym to vary and advance exercise programmes.
The No Barriers Foundation has developed and expanded in recent years, despite the pandemic, and remains proud to help anyone with a disability improve their physical and mental health through exercise.
The Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group is always available to offer advice to families coming to terms with a diagnosis, while parents of children with the condition can meet and talk to other adults and share experiences. The children themselves are able to meet other youngsters at fun events which helps to remove feelings of isolation that can sometimes occur.
Entries are now being taken online at https://www.njuko.net/nw10k2021 or for further information go to www.northwest10k.com.
Posted: 3:39 pm June 3, 2021