The launch of the 2024 North West 10k Run & Walk will take place next week.
The event will be held on Monday evening, February 12, at 7pm in Mount Errigal Hotel where this year’s benefiting charities will be revealed. Last year, three charities benefited to the tune of just over €27,000 euros. The 27th North West 10k will take place on Bank Holiday Monday the 6th of May in Letterkenny.
Entries are being taken online for the charity event that overall has raised more than 931,000 euros since it started in 1997, benefitting 38 organisations.
Northwest 10k Chairperson, Neil Martin, said he was looking forward to naming the benefiting charities at Monday night’s launch. Work for the 2024 event started in November when expressions of interest were sought from charities in Donegal.
“We have interviewed the charities and outlined the volume of work that will be required for those that were successful. It is a big undertaking and it takes a lot of volunteers to make it a successful fundraiser for any charity” Mr Martin said.
He also expressed his appreciation to the five sponsors. DonegalDaily.com, Brian McCormick Interpsports, Century Cinemas, the Mount Errigal Hotel and the Value Centre. Mr Martin also acknowledged the work done annually by the Gardai under the direction of Sergeant Eunan Walsh who worked closely with the 10k Traffic and Route Management members Neily McDaid and Brendan McDaid.
“Every year we also acknowledge the public and residents of Letterkenny for their continued support, despite some inconvenience during the day and this is much appreciated. We also have all the other sponsors who are listed on the sponsor cards who we want to thank again. Our committee does great work and shows great commitment to the North West 10k every year” Mr Martin said.