Pop­u­lar Women’s Fit for Life is back

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT -

THE Sligo Sport and Re­cre­ation Part­ner­ship (SSRP) 2018 Su­per­valu Fit 4 Life Women’s 5K Se­ries, tar­get­ing women of all abil­ity lev­els aged 16 years and over, be­gins to­day.

The six event Se­ries is or­gan­ised by Sligo Sport and Re­cre­ation Part­ner­ship in con­junc­tion with County Sligo Athletics Board and the lo­cal Ath­letic clubs around the county.

Each in­di­vid­ual event in the se­ries will be each hosted on six Tues­day evenings through­out May and June by the var­i­ous lo­cal clubs (Sligo AC, Calry AC, North Sligo AC, South Sligo AC, Tir­eragh AC and Cor­ran AC).

This years event starts on Tues­day May 15th with Sligo AC host­ing the first 5K at Doorly Park. Registration for this event takes place from 6.30pm at the Blue La­goon with a new flat and fast route start­ing and fin­ish­ing near the Doorly Park play­ground.

Tub­ber­curry pro­vides the lo­ca­tion for the sec­ond event in the se­ries on Tues­day May 22nd with South Sligo AC play­ing host whilst Calry AC, the new­est club to the se­ries host the third event on May 29th with a new route based around IT Sligo.

The se­ries will take a break for the first week in June to ac­com­mo­date any ladies tak­ing part in the Na­tional Women’s mini marathon in Dublin on the June Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day and will re­sume in Skreen/ Dro­mard on Tues­day June 12th hosted by Tir­eragh AC.

The penul­ti­mate event in the se­ries on June 19th will see Cor­ran AC host­ing their 5K in Bal­ly­mote and this year’s Se­ries will con­clude on June 26th in Grange with North Sligo AC host­ing the fi­nal event with awards/re­fresh­ments af­ter­wards.

Sligo Sport and Re­cre­ation Part­ner­ships Women in Sport Pro­gramme is de­signed to en­cour­age women of all ages and abil­i­ties to be­come more phys­i­cally ac­tive and now the se­ries is one of its flag­ship Women in Sport ini­tia­tives.

The Se­ries tar­gets fe­males of all fit­ness lev­els and will of­fer par­tic­i­pants the op­por­tu­nity to walk, jog or run the 5K dis­tance at each event.

Re­gard­less of abil­ity or cur­rent fit­ness lev­els, the se­ries en­ables par­tic­i­pants to mon­i­tor their progress, with awards also be­ing pre­sented to a num­ber of par­tic­i­pants who show the great­est im­prove­ment in their progress over the sep­a­rate events.

A se­ries run­ning vest will be pro- vided to all women who take part in at least four of the six events.

Any women who par­tic­i­pate in all six events will have their names en­tered into a draw for a sep­a­rate prize. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Se­ries costs €5 per event payable at registration each evening from 6.30pm with all events start­ing at 7.30 pm sharp.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Sligo Sport and Re­cre­ation Part­ner­ship on 071 9161511 or thier web­site www.sligosportan­drecre­ation.ie or Face­book page face­book/sligosportan­drecre­ation­part­ner­ship. FIT 4 Life Women’s 5k Se­ries dates Tues­day May 15th Doorly Park

Tues­day May 22nd Tub­ber­curry Tues­day May 29th IT Sligo Tues­day June 12th Skreen/Dro­mard Tues­day June 19th Bal­ly­mote Tues­day June 26th Grange.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Se­ries is €5 for each event. Registration is at 6:30pm with all events be­gin­ning at 7:30pm each evening.

Launch­ing the Sligo Sport and Re­cre­ation Part­ner­ship Su­per Valu Women’s 5K Se­ries were ath­letic club rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Calry AC, Cor­ran AC, North Sligo AC, Sligo AC, South Sligo AC and Tir­eragh AC.

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