The North West 10k tent is officially open at Letterkenny Community Centre for in-person registration and t-shirt and race number pick-ups.
The marquee is open Saturday (3 p.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.) in the lead-up to the 10k Charity Run and Walk this Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.
As well as entering, runners and walkers can pick up their 10k t-shirts and race numbers. Those who have entered online are also encouraged to come along on and pick up their t-shirts and numbers in order to avoid delays on Bank Holiday Monday morning. Entries will also be taken on Monday morning at the Community Centre from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The 10K committee and charity representatives are busy getting entrants prepared for the race, which launches from the Community Centre at 11am on Monday morning.
Irish athletic legend Danny McDaid will be the Special Guest to officially fire the starting gun to set the runners and walkers on their way around the streets of the Cathedral Town.
The three charities benefitting this year are Multiple Sclerosis Donegal Branch, St Bernadette’s Special School Letterkenny and the Letterkenny Community Development Project.
It will be the 26th North West 10k and to date the charity event had €903,000 for 38 charities. There is a €500 prize for the first man to break 29.14 set by Noel Berkley 1998. Likewise there is a €500 prize for first woman to break 32.34 set by Maria McCambridge 2005).
This year’s five main sponsors are DonegalDaily.com, Brian McCormick Interpsport, Century Cinemas, the Mount Errigal Hotel and the Value Centre.