100me­tre cham­pion Gina to launch St.Vin­cents 5k

The Argus - - NEWS - BY OLIVIA RYAN

Run­ners in the St. Vin­cent’s an­nual 5k will have a star in their midst as past pupil and cur­rent Euro­pean un­der 20 100 me­tres cham­pion Gina Apke-Moses will launch the race tak­ing place on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 22nd.

Due to the huge turnout last year for the event or­gan­is­ers have made two sig­nif­i­cant changes this year in­clud­ing the most sig­nif­i­cant - a route change. The event will start at the school gym, and then head out onto In­ner Re­lief Road, on to Race­course Road, Newry Road, Fair­green, river­bank, back out onto In­ner Re­lief Road and then back to the school gym. This year the event will be a Chip and Pin run.

Also this year Pro­fes­sor Niall Moyna from DCU of Op­er­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion will be a men­tor for the stu­dents along with stu­dents Pa­tience Jumbo Gala and Kate O Con­nor

Prizes for the run in­clude: 1st adult male- Play­ertek sys- tem, and 1st adult fe­male - Play­ertek sys­tem. The 2nd place adult male wins a Felda three month mem­ber­ship and the se­cond adult fe­male also wins the Felda three month mem­ber­ship.

The male third place win­ners gets a voucher for Luxe Spa Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, Car­ling­ford, and the third place fe­male win­ner also wins a voucher for Luxe Spa Four Sea­sons Ho­tel. The 1st place St Vin­cents stu­dent to win will re­ceive €200, while the first un­der 18 stu­dent also wins €200. The 2nd stu­dent prize is a hair and make up voucher, while the 3rd stu­dent win­ner re­ceives a Bren­dan Reid voucher.

En­trance fee is €15 and a lim­ited amount of tee shirts will be avail­able to pur­chase for €10. Pre-regis­tra­tion will take place in the school from 9-4 on Fri­day 20th Oc­to­ber and also in the gym be­fore the race. All pro­ceeds from the event will go to­wards a mul­ti­pur­pose out­door sports area.

Past pupil Gina Apke-Moses.

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