St Mary’s Primary School, Killyclogher, is back to school this year with a bang, launching their inaugural 5k/10k run on October 14.
St Mary’s Primary School & Parent Support Group, Killyclogher, have been working in partnership with Omagh Harriers and the Enda Dolan Foundation to organise a 5k and a 10k run to take place on Saturday, October 14 at 11.30am in Killyclogher.
To ensure everyone is in tip-top condition to run or walk the 5k/10k, a six-week training programme will be delivered at Youth Sport on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm to 7.30pm under the expert guidance of Peter Dolan and Patricia Campbell.
The six-week running programme is open to walkers, beginners and improvers of all ages and starts this Tuesday, September 5 at 6.30pm (registration on first night from 6pm). Everyone from near and far is warmly invited to come along.
Mrs McAuley, principal, said the run and the weeks coming up to it will be a wonderful way for everyone to get involved in the community and for new families to get to know each other at the start of the school year as well as keeping us all fit!
The Parent Support Group are indebted to the main sponsor for the run, McBride Retail Group, and all other sponsors who have supported them in the lead-up to this event.
Cathy McCloskey, chairperson, explained that all sponsors will be listed over the next few weeks on the PSG Facebook page and urges everyone locally to support their businesses.
Cathy added, “This is the sixth running programme that the Dolan family have supported the local community with since their son Enda was tragically killed in October 2014. Enda was a past pupil of St Mary’s school where his youngest brother, Adam, still attends. Enda’s mother, Niamh, has been a much-valued member of the Parent Support Group.
“Parents who have attended previous running programmes have been amazed at how much they have achieved in a relatively short period of time and urge others to give it a go!”
Don’t delay and sign up today! For further information, details on routes and to download registration forms, please go to the Facebook page: St Mary’s PS Killyclogher Parent Support Group or the school’s website www.stmaryskillyclogher.co.uk.