Launch of Beko Christ­mas 5K

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

A CRISP, sunny morn­ing her­alded last week’s of­fi­cial pho­to­shoot and launch of Drogheda & Dis­trict AC’s Beko Christ­mas 5K - hope­fully an in­di­ca­tion that the weather Gods will be smil­ing on race day on De­cem­ber 16th!

This event is fast be­com­ing a firm favourite as a tar­get race for many lo­cal ath­letes, of­ten the fi­nal hur­rah be­fore the Christ­mas ex­cesses be­gin, and last year it sold out more than a week in ad­vance.

A su­per-fast course awaits and from the elite run­ners to fun run­ners, and fam­i­lies dressed in any­thing and ev­ery­thing from fes­tive elves to Christ­mas trees, this race has some­thing for every­body. All fin­ish­ers re­ceive a tech­ni­cal long-sleeve run­ning top and a gor­geous medal, al­ways an at­trac­tive ad­di­tion to any run­ning wardrobe!

The Beko Christ­mas 5K, which has an 11am start time on the 16th, im­por­tantly raises funds for the new Drogheda & Dis­trict AC grass run­ning track in New­town­sta­l­a­ban and will al­low the club to con­tinue to de­velop its grounds and pro­vide a de­vel­op­men­tal base for ath­let­ics in the town.

The recent ad­di­tion of flood­lights and an all-weather trail will al­low lo­cal ath­letes aged from six years to vet­eran to con­tinue to train safely all year round.

For those who would like to try some run­ning but don’t know where to be­gin, Drogheda & Dis­trict AC have part­nered with Louth Lo­cal Sports Part­ner­ship to host a great Couch to 5K pro­gramme at Lour­des Sta­dium for the next six weeks which will get you off the couch and across the fin­ish line on the day.

This is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to im­prove both your men­tal and phys­i­cal fit­ness as 2018 ends and more in­for­ma­tion on this pro­gramme is avail­able via the Drogheda & Dis­trict AC web­site and Face­book page.

You can sign up for the Beko Christ­mas 5K to­day via www. myrun­re­

Club mem­bers at the launch of Drogheda & Dis­trict AC’s Beko Christ­mas 5K.

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