RUN TOGETHER, a series of 5k fun runs across Northern Ireland, organised by leading convenience retailer Centra, is back by popular demand.
Centra can reveal that the two new dates and venues are at Antrim Forum on Sunday 16th October at 2pm and Queens Dub Belfast on Sunday 13th November at 10.30am and you are encouraged to sign up and run with your partner, son, daughter, friend or neighbour to raise money for Action Cancer.
Social running is currently the biggest exercise craze in Northern Ireland and with these community events, Centra is aiming to appeal to the complete spectrum of runners from club runners to Park Runners and Couch to 5k runners to newcomers.
The inaugural Centra Run Together events took part in Ormeau Park, Belfast and Quay Walkway, Derry~Londonderry in June and saw over 400 people taking part and raising more than £2,000 for charity.
The event is designed to encourage all runners to pair up with a partner, however organiser Johnny Davis, MD of Pioneer Group, has said you can still sign up on your own.
Johnny Davis, MD of Pioneer Group who organises the event said:
“Centra Run Together is a fun pairs event to feed into the upsurge in participants in the ParkRun and Couch to 5k as well as the emergence of new community based running clubs in Northern Ireland,” said Johnny.
“Our first two events were a fantastic success and saw a new audience of runners capitalising on their training sessions in the ParkRuns and having a bit of fun running with family and friends!”
“You can still sign up even if you don’t yet have a running partner and we’ll endeavour to find you a partner on the day,” he added.
Centra Marketing Director Michelle Fennell said: “With our Centra Run Together series, we are aiming to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage physical and mental wellbeing throughout communities in Northern Ireland.
“The 5k runs provide a novel way for you and your ‘running mate’, whether that’s your brother, cousin, daughter or schoolfriend, to get involved in a local community event, help raise funds for Action Cancer and hopefully have a lot of fun!” she added.
Gillian Thomson, Corporate Fundraising Officer for charity partner Action Cancer said: “Centra Run Together has proved a very popular event and has already raised thousands of pounds for Action Cancer. Cancer touches so many people from all walks of life and all profits and sponsorship money from this event will go towards helping families throughout Northern Ireland by delivery life-saving services right to their doorstep.
“I would encourage anyone whether you’re a seasoned runner or looking to get fit, to run for a reason and help raise vital funds for Action Cancer,” she added.